According to multiple reports, former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will remain as head coach at Penn State.
O'Brien reporetedly interviewed for both the Browns and Eagles head coaching positions but chose to return for a second season with the Nittany Lions. The 43-year-old guided Penn State to an 8-4 record in 2012 despite sanctions levied on the program. He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year.
"I'm not a one-and-done guy," O'Brien told the Harrisburg Patriot-News.  "I made a commitment to these players at Penn State and that's what I am going to do.
"I'm a man of my word. I am what I am. Maybe I get fired in six years. But I'm not going to cut and run after one year, that's for sure."
The Patriot-News report also states that O'Brien got a $1.3 million bump to his 2013 salary, increasing the total compensation for the year to $3.6 million.
The decision by O'Brien leaves Oregon's Chip Kelly as the most sought-after college coach. Multiple reports state that Kelly, whose fourth-ranked team participated in the Fiesta Bowl Thursday night, already has agreed to interview for the openings in Buffalo and Cleveland.
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