Patriots’ O’Brien to coach Penn St.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has agreed to become Penn State’s first new head football coach in nearly a half-century, replacing Joe Paterno.

FILE: Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer

STATE COLLEGE, PA - FILE: Head coach Joe Paterno talks with the media following their 27-11 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. According to a statement on November 18, 2011, Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 01: Bill O'Brien of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline in the second half against the Buffalo Bills on January 1, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)