But it's not just his strong winning record that has folks buzzing.
Folks around the Penn State community say Bill O'Brien has gone above and beyond coaching this year's football team and now, they're celebrating his new title.
The votes are in.
"I did vote for Coach O'Brien for the 'Big Ten Coach of the Year'," PSU Senior Rachel Bautsch said.
And the winner, you guessed it.
"I think he did a great job this season," PSU Senior Jayse Bryan said. "Being able to come back and not only be 'Big Ten Coach of the Year', I think he should be National Coach of the Year, too."
Bryan says given the circumstances of the past year, earning the 'Big Ten Coach of the Year' title is quite a feat.
"I think getting the eight wins with what he came in with, nobody had very high expectation for Penn State this year and just being able to get the most of his talent, we didn't have the best QB situation at the beginning of the year and he's able to get the most out of him and really everyone on the team in general," Bryan said.
Kelley Jay agrees.
"He stepped into Penn State's football team in a time of trial and he took it on and made us look awesome and showed us that he was there helping us the whole way," Jay said.
And that's something the Penn State community says they're thankful for.
"I think it's really important for him to be named Coach of the Year," Bautsch said. "Penn State isn't all about football, but I think it's a huge part of what the culture here is and it brought everyone together and makes everyone excited for him and for the future."
There have been some questions as to whether or not Bill O'Brien will stay at Penn State next year, but the coach says he is planning to stay and that it is his intent to coach Penn State's football team again next season.