According to Charlie Casserly of CBS Sports,  Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will not be the next Penn State football coach.
Multiple reports -- including those emanating from ESPN and USA Today -- suggested O'Brien was the favorite to land the Nittany Lions' job. Cassery, on the other hand, said that the coordinator's name has been taken out of consideration, with San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Boise State head coach Chris Peterson remaining possibilities to take the job.
After the Patriots' 49-21 win over Buffalo Sunday, both Pats quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick declined to talk about the rumors  circulating regarding O'Brien.
"I don't know what's going to happen," Brady said. "I hope he's here for a long time. I told him that, too." The QB also said regarding O'Brien, "He's been a great coach and friend. We have a great relationship. Probably a very unique relationship in that we communicate all the time. I always enjoy working with him. He's done an incredible job with this team and this offense. He expects nothing less than our best."
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