Bill O'Brien Continuing To Add Assistants, According To Reports

New Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has already officially or reportedly added four assistants to his staff: defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden, both holdovers from the last staff, along with newcomers Ted Roof and Charles London, reportedly set to be named defensive coordinator and running backs coach, respectively.

Now, reports add three new names to the mix. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ron Musselman says Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Stan Hixon and Ball State offensive line coach John Strollo will be named to the staff. Meanwhile, Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune tweets that Texas offensive line coach Mac McWhorter will take the same job under O'Brien.O'Brien worked on the same staff with McWhorter and Hixon at Georgia Tech, and he spent time with Strollo at Duke.

Hixon is a 54-year old Lakeland, Fla. native. He has made stops as an assistant at Richmond, Morehead State, Appalachian State, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Louisiana State and with the Washington Redskins in the NFL.

Strollo has coached since 1977 at a number of smaller colleges, including Elon and Maine, in addition to his time at Duke with O'Brien.

McWhorter has spent time in a number of different jobs, including assistant positions at Alabama, Georgia and Clemson. He is 61 years old and hails from Atlanta.

For the latest on Bill O'Brien's hire at Penn State, stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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