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Thursday, January 5, 2012
No O'Brien at practice today

By Mike Reiss & Mike Rodak

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said this morning that offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will not be present at practice.

O'Brien, as has been widely reported, is interviewing with Penn State for their head coaching position.

"Collectively, we'll do all the things that we need to do," Belichick said of handling today's practice without O'Brien.

Offensive coaching staff
Coordinator -- Bill O'Brien
RB -- Ivan Fears
WR -- Chad O'Shea
OL -- Dante Scarnecchia
TE -- Brian Ferentz
Assistant -- George Godsey