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Penn State Coaching Search: Players React To Bill O'Brien Reports

As a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to replace Joe Paterno as head coach at Penn State circulated on Thursday night, a number of current and recently-former players reacted on Twitter. He's a smattering of what they had to say.

Offensive lineman Donovan Smith.

i said it earlier today "i'll find out my coach after everyone else does"
Jan 06 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Quarterback Paul Jones.

Alot on my mind to say the least!
Jan 06 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

Departing senior linebacker Nathan Stupar.

I will always bleed blue and white no matter who the next head coach is... #psu4ever#psunation
Jan 06 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

Cornerback Adrian Amos.

lol PSU fans going off on the new coach already, if he really is the coach
Jan 06 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Lol I only know what yaw know and I just play football, Im not worried about all the other stuff..
Jan 06 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Running back Silas Redd

Welcome Coach O'brien!
Jan 06 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply

I'm goin off of ESPN guys..
Jan 06 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply

Former wide receiver Graham Zug.

Welcome to the family Bill O'Brien... #weare#PSU
Jan 06 via Twitter for iPadFavoriteRetweetReply

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