Bill O'Brien rumors: Browns have already interviewed Penn State head coach

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

A report has surfaced that the Penn State coach interviewed with the Cleveland Browns this week.

Rumors that Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien may be on his way to the NFL have grown louder following Mary Kay Cabot's report for the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he interviewed for the open head coaching spot with the Cleveland Browns this week.

O'Brien has been rumored to be a candidate for the numerous NFL teams looking for a head coach, however, the Browns are the only team so far to interview him.

Cleveland has also been in contact with Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone and will be interviewing Oregon head coach Chip Kelly following their appearance in the Fiesta Bowl Thursday night.

O'Brien won the 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year award after leading the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 season following a tumultuous offseason following the arrest and trial of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Penn State is currently under sanctions that severly reduce the amount of scholarships it can award and ban the Nittany Lions from participating in bowls for the next three seasons.

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