- Bill Williamson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Bill O’Brien has said he will remain at Penn State after revitalizing the program in one year.
However, it appears O’Brien would have opportunities in the NFL -- including in the AFC West.
It’s an interesting pairing. O’Brien was a longtime assistant at New England and he is a noted quarterback coach. He could be the remedy for Philip Rivers. And because Rivers is perhaps the best quarterback on the list of available teams, O’Brien could have mutual interest if he is actually open to leaving the Nittany Lions.
The Chargers have said they will hire a general manager and then a coach, so their official list of candidates may not be formulated for some time. CBS Sports reported the Chargers have asked permission to talk to Arizona’s Steve Keim about the opening, Keim is a favorite to take over in Arizona. The Chargers are also interested in San Francisco executive Tom Gamble.
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