Tom Bradley Relieved Of Duties As Penn State Interim Coach

After naming New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien the next full-time head coach of the Penn St. Nittany Lions, interim head coach Tom Bradley has been relieved of his duties, the Altoona Mirror reports.

Contrary to an ESPN report that stated Bradley was no longer employed by the school, Bradley informed the Mirror that, for now, he remains on the team's coaching staff.

"Yeah I'm on the staff," Bradley said. "No one got terminated. ... They told me I'm not going to be the next head coach. That's what they told me."

Bradley has been on the Penn State coaching staff for 33 years and has been the team's defensive coordinator since the 2000 season. Bradley replaced fired head coach Joe Paterno in November and guided the Panthers to a 1-3 record.

There are no assurances or guarantees that Bradley or any of the current Nittany Lions coaching staff will be a part of O'Brien's inaugural coaching staff.

Related: Jerry Sandusky fallout, replacing Joe Paterno, and Penn State's movement to support sexual abuse survivors. For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. More college football news.

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