February 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Bill O’Brien has now looked at sites across two oceans to replace Penn State's lost bowl trips.
“We are looking into playing in Ireland,” the coach said in a video posted on PennLive.com on Saturday. “We’re working on an opponent, and we’re also working with the Big Ten on that. That’s something that’s definitely in the works.”
Before the season started, O’Brien said he looked into a possible game in Hawaii to end the 2012 season, but that plan never worked out.
O’Brien introduced the possibility of an overseas game at the Hershey Lodge on Saturday, where he spoke at a high school football banquet.
Notre Dame opened last season in Dublin with a 50-10 win over Navy. The Fighting Irish played at Aviva Stadium, which is home to the Irish national rugby and soccer teams.
O’Brien has coached in Europe before. In 2009, he was the quarterbacks coach of the New England Patriots team that beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35-7, in London.