Update on Godsey & Penn State

When former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien assembled his coaching staff at Penn State last month, it was expected that Patriots offensive assistant coach George Godsey would follow O'Brien to State College as the Nittany Lions' quarterbacks coach.

However, Penn State has yet to officially hire Godsey, while this week The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Penn.) passed along a report that Godsey, who played under O'Brien at Georgia Tech, could be out of the running for the final offensive coaching position at Penn State.

For now, that likely means Godsey is still on the Patriots' staff. Presumably the team will finalize its 2012 staff within the next several weeks, having gotten a late start to the process after playing in the Super Bowl.

Other than the Josh McDaniels-for-O'Brien swap at offensive coordinator, there have been no confirmed changes to the Patriots staff. Earlier this month, there was speculation that Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz could hire his son, Patriots tight ends coach Brian Ferentz, as the Hawkeyes' offensive line coach.