Penn State hires Bill O'Brien as football coach

Associated Press
Penn State's new football coach Bill O'Brien is surrounded by the media after he was introduced during an NCAA college football news conference, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in State College, Pa. O'Brien, who is currently the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, replaces Hall of Famer Joe Paterno, fired Nov. 9 in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/Andy Colwell)

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Bill O'Brien took the podium, looked straight ahead and uttered the kind of words you'd expect from someone who had just been introduced as Penn State's new head football coach.

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