Penn State coach O'Brien to remain with Nittany Lions
By Staff and Wire Reports
Published: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, 9:52 p.m.
Bill O'Brien is staying at Penn State.
Despite drawing interest from the Eagles, Cardinals and Chargers, and reportedly interviewing with the Browns earlier this week, O'Brien's agent said he will remain the Nittany Lions' head coach.
Joe Linta confirmed late Thursday to the Tribune-Review that O'Brien will return for a second season.
O'Brien told The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News “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,” O'Brien told the newspaper.
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported Thursday that O'Brien interviewed with the Browns about their coaching vacancy.
Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner did not returned messages.
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