Posted January 06, 2012

Report: Patriots’ assistant Bill O’Brien interviews for Penn State job

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New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien interviewed for the head coaching position Thursday at Penn State, his agent told the Associated Press.

O’Brien’s agent, Joe Linta, told the AP his client was “flattered by the interest.”

After 14 years at the collegiate level, O’Brien joined the Patriots’ coaching staff in 2007. This has been his first season as offensive coordinator.

Long time Penn State coach Joe Paterno was fired in November after a former assistant, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of sexual abuse.