Penn State Football: Where Do Nittany Lions Turn If Bill O'Brien Bolts for NFL?

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Penn State Football: Where Do Nittany Lions Turn If Bill O'Brien Bolts for NFL?
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The coaching circus may once again come to State College this offseason as rumors have begun to tie Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien with NFL head coaching vacancies. 

O’Brien did the unthinkable by winning eight games this season, and according to SI.com’s Peter King on New Year’s Day, O’Brien is considering a return to the pro level. If he does leave, Penn State will head to the coordinator ranks to hire a long-term solution. 

They need a coach that needs Penn State as bad as the Nittany Lions need him. This will be a crucial hire for this team if they do have to go searching once again. 

The O’Brien rumors are brewing strong so the Nittany Lions need to look ahead and search for possible replacements. These five guys should be at the top of the call list. 

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