STATE COLLEGE, PA
Bill O’Brien will remain coach of Penn State next season, he said Thursday, turning away several NFL teams that were interested in talking to him for their head coaching vacancies.
Four NFL teams were interested in O’Brien, and he interviewed with the Cleveland Browns this week.
O’Brien previously said he would stay at Penn State after revitalizing the program in one year, but sources said both the Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles had him on their short list of candidates.
“I’m not a one-and-done guy,” O’Brien told pennlive.com Thursday. “I made a commitment to these players at Penn State and that’s what I am going to do. I’m not gonna cut and run after one year, that’s for sure.”
The Plain Dealer first reported O’Brien had talked to the Browns this week.
CBS Sports reported the Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers also were interested.
The Nittany Lions finished the season 8-4 (6-2 Big Ten).