UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Bill O’Brien has informed Penn State that he is leaving Penn State to become the head coach of the National Football League’s Houston Texans.
A national search will begin immediately to select Penn State’s 16th head football coach, according to Dave Joyner, Director of Athletics.
Joyner said that long-time defensive line coach Larry Johnson will serve as interim head coach while the search is underway.
“We need to do everything we can to support the needs of our student-athletes during this period,” Joyner said. “I am very confident in Larry Johnson, the coaches and staff in maintaining continuity and working with the returning players and recruits. “We intend to move quickly in our search to identify the next great Penn State football coach,” Joyner added.
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