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Bill O'Brien Will Interview For Penn State Coaching Job On Thursday, According To Report

While New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien isn't the Penn State coach yet (rumors earlier pegged him as being close to taking the job), he will interview for the head coaching position on Thursday, reports USA Today. Penn State has been without a permanent head coach since early November when Joe Paterno was fired after the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke.

Penn State has been rejected by Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak and most recently Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has been one of several candidates who has actually interviewed for the job. One name that has also popped up over the couple of months has been Boise St. Broncos head coach Chris Petersen, but a new five-year contract appears to have ended any further speculation.

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.