O'Brien talks staff changes

One spot remains on head coach Bill O'Brien's new staff at Penn State, as the New England Patriots' former offensive coordinator searches for someone to coach his quarterbacks in Happy Valley.

The final slot will likely be filled soon, according to O'Brien.

"That will be filled sometime next week, probably, and you can rest assured that it will be a good coach, whether it's me or someone that I hire," O'Brien said in an interview with Lions247 on Friday afternoon. "We're in the process of interviewing and talking to people right now, but that will be in place very soon."

O'Brien added that Penn State has decided to part ways with longtime head athletic trainer George Salvaterra, who has been with the program since 1985.

Salvaterra has been replaced by Tim Bream, who has spent the last 18 years with the Chicago Bears. Bream is a native of Gettysburg, Pa.

"We have moved on from George, we've hired Tim Bream, he'll be the trainer and start here on Wednesday," said O'Brien. "He was the trainer for the Chicago Bears. I know him through NFL circles and through some people here at Penn State. He comes highly recommended and we're really excited about having him on board."

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