Report: Pats Assistant O’Brien To Penn State

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has agreed to replace Joe Paterno as Penn State’s head coach, according to multiple reports.

ESPN, citing unnammed sources, first reported Thursday night that an official announcement would be made Saturday, and that O’Brien would continue on as an assistant with the Patriots the rest of the postseason.

Penn State coaches contacted by The Associated Press said they had not received any word late Thursday night about O’Brien or anything else related to the two-month long search to replace Paterno. He was fired Nov. 9 in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Spokespersons for Penn State and the Patriots both declined comment on the report.