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"I don’t really give a ---- what the ‘Paterno people’ think" - O'Brien

Interesting read from Pennlive dot com.

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O’Brien’s ire also was raised that day by my suggestion that a faction of Joe Paterno-era loyalists seemed to me to be miffed by Vanderlinden’s departure or dismissal, depending upon their view, and that they might want some sort of explanation. The former linebackers coach had been the second-longest-tenured member of the staff, dating to 2000, one of only two remaining staff members hired by the legendary coach. This really got O’Brien going:

“You can print this: You can print that I don’t really give a ---- what the ‘Paterno people’ think about what I do with this program. I’ve done everything I can to show respect to Coach Paterno. Everything in my power. So I could really care less about what the Paterno faction of people, or whatever you call them, think about what I do with the program. I’m tired of it.

“For any ‘Paterno person’ to have any objection to what I’m doing, it makes me wanna put my fist through this windshield right now.”

He was just getting started:

“I’m trying to field the most competitive football team I can with near-death penalty ----ing sanctions. Every time I say something like that and somebody prints it, it’s skewed as an excuse. And I’m not an excuse-maker. I’m trying to do the best I can for the kids in that program. That’s all I care about is the kids in that program. As long as I’m the head football coach here.”


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Anyway, I was already a bit stunned because the bombshell had come a few seconds earlier when O’Brien said, off-the-record: “That’s why, in probably about a month, they’re gonna be ----ing looking for a new coach.”


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Ped State fans are going to burn this guys house down

He can't get out of dodge fast enough


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He stepped in and was way more successful than most people thought he would be, considering the circumstances. I can see where the "that's not how so-and-so would've done it" crowd would get annoying. Especially after the total control that Paterno had for so long at that program.


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Alahunter
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Wonder if any potential candidates will be making a call to him and how it will affect their search for a replacement now.


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Ped State fans are going to burn this guys house down He can't get out of dodge fast enough


They need to put up a frickin statue of him. Penn State could be at 1989 SMU levels right now. Dude did a fantastic job there


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and how it will affect their search for a replacement now


well i think replacing O'Brien is a lot different than replacing Paterno


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They need to put up a frickin statue of him. Penn State could be at 1989 SMU levels right now. Dude did a fantastic job there


No way

Ped State was helped by the fact that a lot of players didn't abandon ship and also recruits who had always wanted to play for Ped State committed there

SMU didn't have any such tradition or cohesion


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Anyway, I was already a bit stunned because the bombshell had come a few seconds earlier when O’Brien said, off-the-record: “That’s why, in probably about a month, they’re gonna be ----ing looking for a new coach.”


so much for it being "off the record".


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So I could really care less about what the Paterno faction of people, or whatever you call them, think about what I do with the program.


So he does care


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well i think replacing O'Brien is a lot different than replacing Paterno


Yes. But they've got the same syndrome now that Bama had after Perkins left, it would seem. I bet they go after someone that has Paterno ties.
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I have a ton of respect for Bill O'Brien.

Frick the Paterno People.


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I hope PSU circles the wagons and lets Franco Harris and co. hire someone who knows the old school ways of Joe Pa.


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I love this Obrien guy. Houston is getting a great one.


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I bet they go after someone that has Paterno ties.


1990 Penn State (GA)
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Next PSU Coach




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Yes. But they've got the same syndrome now that Bama had after Perkins left, it would seem. I bet they go after someone that has Paterno ties.

Maybe Sandysky will coach them from prison


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I bet they go after someone that has Paterno ties


Jay Paterno is available


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Choupique19
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I think Rouge is going with Schiano. I agree.


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re: "I don’t really give a ---- what the ‘Paterno people’ think" - O'Brien
Just saw that on college Gameday. Good for him. He should peace the frick out, that place is gonna be a wreck for years


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Obrien



Should go to Dallas, fwiwimo


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