Found December 31, 2012 on NESN.com:
Bill O’Brien‘s coaching abilities have put him in high demand. Now, despite previous assurances that he wants to stay at Penn State, the allure of a plum head coaching job in the NFL may be too much. O’Brien directed the Patriots’ offense for several years before moving on to Penn State last season, when he led the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 record and new hope after a year racked by the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Now, the Browns and Eagles are among the teams that are very interested in O’Brien, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. The Browns fired coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert on Monday morning, and the Eagles have parted ways with Andy Reid. Five other teams have head coaching vacancies as of early Monday afternoon, with the Cardinals, Chargers, Bears, Bills and Chiefs all firing their top men. While O’Brien has long said he is committed to rebuilding Penn State to its former glory, the situation may have changed enough over the past year that he’s now willing to co...
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