Locker Room Report: O'Brien, Glennon PC

Pack Pride
Posted Dec 27, 2011


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NC State head coach Tom O'Brien and Belk Bowl MVP Mike Glennon met with the media following the win over Louisville.

Tom O'Brien and Mike Glennon PC

Tom O'Brien
"We're fortunate we made enough plays to win the game."

"Michael made a lot of really good throws. I was telling a lot of people with the way he practiced coming into this... if we could protect him... he was able to throw the ball and he was spot-on to the point where we knew he would be throwing the ball well tonight."

"David Amerson, that interception... I don't know if I've seen any better."

"You look at the last play of the game he went up to get that ball and he was going to take it away from anybody."

"Certainly he is deserving of the record he has and Michael has probably put himself in the record books. The good news for us... both of them I'm talking about will be back next year."

"I don't care what people think. I made a decision that was best for this football team going forward. When I made the decision, weighing all options and looking at the talent that this kid has, I knew we would have a quarterback at this school."

"I wouldn't have been sure if I went the other way if Russell Wilson would have come back to school."

"When I made the decision I think I made the right choice and I don't have to feel vindicated by anybody, but [Glennon] helped me."

"You never feel like it's over at that point."

"You have to give the defense credit. They were on the field for a long time."

"I'm personally 8-2, but who is counting? I'm 9-2 with my teams."

"I told the team before the game and in the locker room afterwards, that I'm as proud of this team as any I've been around... it's been a rewarding year."

"Last year's team won nine ballgames, but they really had no adversity. We were healthy, we snuck up on people. A lot of things went our way."

"I think it's a great accomplishment for these kids, and they should be proud of it."

"[Wil Baumann] has a sprained knee."

Mike Glennon
"I think overall it's worth the reward when you get a victory like this."

"We go back to spring practice situations or fall camp to focus on individual skills and then we start focusing on the opponent."

"I really tried not to worry about it too much. I knew he was a great player and he would do great wherever he ended up, but I'm confident in myself."

"I knew with how the coaches prepared me I would do just fine this year."

"The first catch by Tobais was probably the best catch I've seen this year."



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