Skip to main content

Pats OC O'Brien interviews with Penn State; deal possible soon

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is interviewing with Penn State for its head-coaching job, league sources said Wednesday, and a deal is possible soon.

Lombardi: One size doesn't fit all

The right coach for one team might not be the best option for another. Michael Lombardi lists what each coachless team needs. **More ...**

O'Brien has been a top candidate for the job, and he's interested in it. Negotiations haven't yet begun, but the potential to strike a deal is very real.

The Jacksonville Jaguars hope to interview O'Brien for their head-coaching job this weekend, with the Patriots on a playoff bye, but that seems unlikely at this point.

O'Brien's departure could pave the way for St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to return to working with Tom Brady in New England, where the coach began his NFL career.

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has publicly expressed interest in the Penn State job, which came open in November when longtime coach Joe Paterno was fired over the handling of child sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.