Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien before the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports
Bill O’Brien will become head coach of the Houston Texans, thanks in part to his new agent Neil Cornrich. Photo Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

And so a new year begins.  This website has now eclipsed 8 years of existence and is as strong as ever as it begins to pump out content in 2014.  NFL Draft signings keep pouring in, and we thank all agents who have steadily been informing Sports Agent Blog of the players who have executed Standard Representation Agreements.  I will be heading to the Orange Bowl tonight to cover some sports business-related topics and then hope to sit in front of the TV and catch some solid NFL Playoffs action (unfortunately my Miami Dolphins will not be found).  This week on FORBES: (1) Nike In Clear Control Of NBA Sneaker Wars With Over 270 Players Endorsing Brand; (2) Miami Dolphins Lose On Field But Win With New Qualcomm Location-Driven Partnership; (3) The Biggest Sports Rivalry In 2014: Television Vs. Stadium; and (4) College Branded Sunglasses Company Counts Alabama And Oklahoma As Licensors.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up: