Any problems with your conscience about sending your defense after a guy named O'Brien?
None at all. Once the game starts, I go back to the old Pete Rose quote from the World Series in 1975 when the Red Sox were upset because I guess Pete was doing a lot of talking. Pete said, "if you want to be my friend, get yourself traded to the Big Red Machine because I don't know what I say between the white lines."
Did you guys look at him at all?
Pete Rose? [Laughs].
The school's sports information staff went back through the media guide to determine that this is the first time since 1973 that N.C. State will play three November road games.
"So every 37 years we go on the road three times in November," O'Brien said. "We just caught the wrong year."
Bad things are going to happen to everybody," [TOB] said. "But you can't let it get you down. You get back out there. You get to work. You get your britches up. You buckle your chinstrap and be tough and physical. That's how I like to play football, and these guys are starting to play football the way I like to see it played.
"It all revolves around the quarterback Collaros. It's fortunate for us, a blessing in disguise to have Godfrey come in the game. Certainly that's what we're going to have to face this week. He can hurt you throwing the ball and he's going to run the ball. Looking back at Central Michgian their quarterback was the leading ball carrier and they have a lot of designed runs and they have carried it over to Cincinnati. The whole offense revolves around him."