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Bill O'Brien Hires Pats Assistant George Godsey

Since being hired as the new head football coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Bill O'Brien has been given the challenge of assembling a coaching staff for next season. It now appears that O'Brien will be getting a little bit of help next season from a fellow assistant on the New England Patriots.

According to multiple reports, O'Brien is expected to hire Patriots offensive assistant George Godsey as his new quarterbacks coach next season at Penn State. Godesy is thus the only member of the Pats coaching staff that will follow O'Brien to Happy Valley.

When you look at the two's history, you really can't be surprised by O'Brien's motives here. While serving as the offensive coordinator for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, O'Brien mentored Godsey, who was the starting quarterback of the team in 2001. Following his college playing days, Godesy then got into coaching in 2004, when he was with Central Florida until 2010. He was later hired by the Patriots as an offensive assistant.

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