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Agent: Bill O'Brien staying at Penn State

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 4, 2013 3:59 AM
Pennsylvania State University football

(State College) -- Bill O'Brien is staying at Penn State. 

O'Brien's agent, Joseph Linta, said last night that the Nittany Lions' head coach garnered interest from several NFL teams for vacant jobs at the next level.

But Linta said the ``heartstrings'' of O'Brien's experience from Penn State's 8-4 season in his first year outweighed the potentially big raise he could have received as an NFL head coach.

He said O'Brien made the decision to stay at Penn State and not move forward with potential NFL opportunities yesterday.

O'Brien has been lauded for guiding Penn State to a successful season following strict NCAA sanctions on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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