After his first season at Penn State, O'Brien interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns,Jerseys For Sale, among others, only to stay in State College. This time the lure of the NFL was too strong to resist.
"I do regret not being able to continue with the great kids on that team," O'Brien said. "While I tried never to mislead anyone, I understand that some people feel let down. But again, it was a decision that was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me."