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Penn State Coaching Search: Bill O'Brien Out, Nittany Lions Reportedly Targeting Greg Roman, Chris Petersen

Penn State's lengthy coaching search will continue, according to a report (via Charley Casserly's Twitter). Bill O'Brien, the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator, was previously reportedly meeting with Penn State to hammer out a deal over the next week. O'Brien is apparently now not going to be the next head coach at Penn State.

O'Brien's agent said yesterday

"Any imminent contract signing or agreement (with Penn State) is just off-base," Linta told me. "The most important thing for him is to win the Super Bowl. But if someone is going to be interested in him in the NFL, it's going to happen this week. He could be going somewhere else, he could be returning to the Patriots. But we'll wait and find out if someone is interested in him and seeks permission to talk with him." (via Boston Herald)

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has been interviewed for the job. Penn State will also apparently take another swing at trying to get Boise State head coach Chris Petersen. Petersen was not interested in the job during Penn State's previous attempt (via CBS Sports).

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