Posted January 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Penn State will pay out a total of roughly $4.4 million in severance to more than a half-dozen assistants who weren't retained by new head coach Bill O'Brien. Acting Athletic Director David Joyner said Friday the status of the assistant coaches who aren't coming back from former coach Joe Paterno's staff hasn't been finalized. Some may choose to retire, others could seek different jobs at Penn State or move on. Joyner spoke after Penn State's Board of Trustees met Friday. He told trustees the severance payout will contribute to a projected net budget loss of $5 million for the upcoming year. Joyner said the severance figure does not include Paterno, who was ousted in November. O'Brien retained defensive line coach Larry Johnson and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden from Paterno's staff.
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