Penn State Names O'Brien Head Football Coach

Published 01/05 2012 11:01PM

Updated 01/09 2012 11:58AM

STATE COLLEGE, PA -- Penn State has named New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Bill O'Brien their next head football coach.

O'Brien will fulfill his duties in New England before taking over the Nittany Lions.

O'Brien spent 14 seasons at the collegiate level, including a stop at Maryland. He played college football at Brown, which is Joe Paterno's alma mater.

Paterno was fired two months ago in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse charges.

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