Spurned by PSU, Bradley pledges support to school

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Spurned for the head-coaching job by the only employer he's ever known, Penn State's Tom Bradley has returned to life as an assistant coach.

But it's unclear how much longer he'll stay in Happy Valley.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien was formally introduced Saturday as the replacement for fired head coach Joe Paterno. Bradley served as the interim coach the last two months.

He interviewed for the permanent job. Acting Athletic Director Dave Joyner said Bradley received serious consideration.

In a statement, Bradley wished O'Brien the best and said Penn State would always have his support. Bradley was still on the staff as of Saturday.

O'Brien planned to meet with current assistants and name the rest of his staff the next few days.