Bill O'Brien to Stay at Penn State

Rumors have been swirling about O'Brien heading back to the NFL after reports he interviewed with the Eagles and Browns.

By Fred Vito
|  Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:35 PM EDT
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Bill O'Brien to Stay at Penn State

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Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien is staying in Happy Valley, despite fast and furious rumors swirling about his interest in heading back to the NFL.

O'Brien interviewed with the both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns. According to sources, the Eagles were very interested in O'Brien and the Browns were also impressed.

In a conversation with David Jones from pennlive.com O'Brien said, "I'm not a one-and-done guy. I made a commitment to these players at Penn State and that's what I am going to do. I'm not gonna cut and run after one year, that's for sure."

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, O'Brien replaced Joe Paterno and led the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 record. The former New England Patriots offensive coordinator was named Big Ten Coach of the Year after revitalizing the battered program.

The team is currently under a four-year postseason ban, along with other sanctions that include scholarship reductions.

The Eagles are expected to now focus their attention on Oregon coach Chip Kelly and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

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