January 3, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien will remain at the school after interviewing with NFL teams, according to assistant athletic director for communications, Jeff Nelson.
O'Brien spoke directly to the Harrisburg Patriot News' David Jones, who is reporting the coach chose to stay despite entertaining "overtures" from several professional teams through his agent, Joe Linta.
"I'm not a one-and-done guy," O'Brien told Jones Thursday. "I made a commitment to these players at Penn State and that's what I am going to do."
This news comes on the heels of a hectic week in which O'Brien received interest from several NFL teams and interviewed with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
On Nov. 27, O'Brien told the radio station, 790 AM "The Zone," in Atlanta: "I plan on being the head football coach at Penn State. That's my plan and that's what I intend to do."
These intentions were brought into question this past week as O'Brien entertained offers from NFL teams, but ultimately the coach is reportedly staying true to his word. The former NFL offensive coordinator will now resume his head coaching duties in Happy Valley, where he is under contract for eight more seasons.
O'Brien guided the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 season in 2012 and was named the Big Ten's Coach of the Year.