Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/1/13
Ah, the allure of the NFL. Bill O’Brien has been on many a team’s radar in recent weeks after winning Big Ten Coach of the Year on the back of an improbable 8-4 season at Penn State. Now that several NFL coaches have been fired and teams are starting to make their overtures, it appears O’Brien is willing to gauge the interest. O’Brien, who is reportedly getting attention from the Eagles and the Browns for their head coaching jobs, now says he may take an interview or two, according to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. Happy Valley alert: I hear Bill O'Brien is strongly considering interviewing with an NFL team.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 01, 2013 O’Brien said previously that he was committed to staying at Penn State, but the situation has changed since his hiring, with the school being limited for the next several years by NCAA sanctions.
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