Sources: Norwood Headed to Baylor
Brian Norwood.
Brian Norwood.
Posted Dec 6, 2007

Penn State safeties coach is said to be set to join the staff of new Bears' coach Art Briles. Norwood has been with the Nittany Lions since 2001.

At a press conference last week, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno said his biggest concern at this time of the year is keeping his staff intact.

Now it looks like he will have at least one void to fill. Brian Norwood, who has coached safeties at Penn State since 2001, has agreed to become the defensive coordinator for new Baylor head coach Art Briles, according to sources at both schools.

As for 5 p.m. Thursday, Norwood had not returned an e-mail from requesting confirmation on the story. But one source said the report is "rock solid" and that Norwood to Baylor is a "done deal."

At the time of this writing, it had not been determined if Norwood would stay with the Nittany Lions through their Dec. 29 game against Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl or if he would leave for Baylor sooner. He reportedly has told Paterno that he will do whatever the PSU head coach thinks is best for everyone.

Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops.

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