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Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien Postgame quotes

Oct. 20, 2012

How good can this team be?
“I think it’s just week to week. We have a really difficult challenge coming up against one of the best
teams in the country. They’re an undefeated team and they have a great coaching staff. We have a big
challenge, and I just think it’s back to the drawing board on Monday.”

With all the plays run, could you see it affecting Iowa’s defense?
“When you go fast tempo, it’s not conditioning, it’s just a matter of communication and getting lined up.
Iowa is a tough, well-conditioned football team.”

Was this your quarterback’s finest game?
“He played well. I have to go back and watch the tape. I think he played a good game, and I think you
have to give him a lot of credit. Through seven games, this guy has been prepared. When a guy is in his
fifth year, he grows up and understands he only has a few shots left at Penn State. He’s done a really
nice job. I’m proud of him.”

About your team’s energy
“I think when you play football at Penn State you have a lot to play for. I believe that you have fans to
play for, you have tradition to play for, you have a student body to play for, you have each other to play
for. I believe that these kids have really good chemistry. Football is a sport that you have to show up
ready to play every single day, every single week. If you don’t, you’re going to be in trouble, so hopefully
they continue to do that.”

Explain the emotion your defense was playing with
“They play very hard. They play good within the scheme. They communicate. To this point in the season
it’s been fun to watch them every week. They continue to get better and play that way.”

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