Bill O’Brien will remain Penn State’s coach next season, he said Thursday after turning away several NFL teams that were interested in talking to him for their coaching vacancies.
Four NFL teams were interested in O’Brien, and he interviewed with the Cleveland Browns this week, sources confirmed to ESPN.
O’Brien previously had said he would stay at Penn State after revitalizing the program in one year’s time, following the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal and the death of Joe Paterno, but sources had told ESPN that 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 on Thursday night. "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."