Penn State made the hiring of Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien official tonight, and will introduce him as head coach Saturday. Here is O'Brien's statement from the school's official press release (link here):
"I am thrilled to be the head coach of the Penn State football program. I cannot tell you how excited I am to get started, meet the team, meet the football alumni and meet all of the people that make this University so special. As head coach of this special football program, it is my responsibility to ensure that this program represents the highest level of character, respect and integrity in everything we do. That includes my coaching staff, our players and everyone involved in the football program. There is tremendous pride in Penn State football and will never, ever take that for granted."