Joe Linta, the agent of New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, has said that reports that Penn State and O’Brien are close to a deal that would make his client the new head coach of the Nittany Lions are erroneous, according to the Boston Herald.
In a phone interview with the paper, Linta said that O’Brien aspires to be an NFL head coach, though that does not necessarily preclude him from taking the job at Penn State.
Linta went on to say that there is no agreement between the two parties.
“Any imminent contract signing or agreement is just off-base,” Linta told the paper. “The most important thing for him is to win the Super Bowl. But if someone is going to be interested in him in the NFL, it’s going to happen this week. He could be going somewhere else, he could be returning to the Patriots. But we’ll wait and find out if someone is interested in him and seeks permission to talk with him.”