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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Penn State, O'Brien deal nearly completed

Published 01/06/2012, Grand Forks Herald

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has agreed to become Penn State’s first new head football coach in nearly a half-century. Two people in the NFL with knowledge of the search said on Friday morning that O’Brien has told them he plans to replace fired coach Joe Paterno. Another person said the terms and details still needed to be set, that nothing was official and there was no signed contract.

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