Adam tweeted this earlier today:
"Bill O'Brien's amended contract shows he reduced the price of an NFL buyout from $19.33 million last year to $6.48 million for this year."
Embedded in an article about Bill O'Brien leaving for the NFL, found here: http://nfl.si.com/2013/12/22/penn-state-bill-obrien-amended-buyout-nfl/
And the Freep mentioned Adam's comments:
"ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Lions are “beginning to mull candidates who could replace” Schwartz if they go down that road. One candidate Schefter mentioned was Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien..."
in an article posted a couple of hours ago, found here: http://www.freep.com/article/20131222/SPORTS01/312220087/lions-jim-schwartz-bill-obrien
The cost to fire Schwartz is $12 million. That plus the PSU buyout is a lot of money just to get O'Brien, before any salary. Is he worth it?
I would think the Lions would be better off, but they are the Lions (sigh). If / when O'Brien leaves, does PSU take a step back in their progress as the sanctions kick in?