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It took two months, but Penn State has finally found a coach to replace Joe Paterno. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Penn State has hired New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to be just their second head coach since 1966.An official announcement is expected on Saturday.
O’Brien, who interviewed for the job earlier today, is in just his first season as the Pats’ offensive coordinator. He has been an assistant coach under Bill Belichick since 2007 serving mostly as a quarterbacks and wide receivers coach. Of course, the Patriots have a pretty decent quarterback on their roster.
O’Brien does have experience as an assistant coach in the college ranks. Prior to being hired by the Patriots, he spent 14 years coaching at Brown, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Duke.
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