O'Brien was the head coach of the Eagles from 1997-2006 before taking over at NC State from 2007-2012. He spent the last two seasons as a tight end coach and associate head coach at Virginia.
The 66-year-old started off his coaching career as an offensive line/tight ends coach for Navy, his alma mater. O'Brien then joined the Virginia staff from 1982-1996 as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Under O'Brien, Boston College won six straight bowl games, were 2004 co-champions of the Big East and finished the season ranked four times in 10 seasons. He compiled a 75-45 record with the Eagles before leaving to take the NC State job.
The Wolfpack went 40-35 during O'Brien's tenure, their best season coming in 2009 when they went 9-4 and finished the season ranked No. 25. While at NC State, O'Brien coached future NFL quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Mike Glennon.
O'Brien had a career 115-80 coaching record, including going 8-2 in bowl games.
- Josh Sanchez