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Old 01-14-2014   #1101
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A pretty good read by Tanya Ganguli on our new coach.

Bill O'Brien big on building trust, dedication
Excellent piece by Tania on Bill O'Brien...

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But to address this story?

“This is awkward,” O’Brien says.

It was the relayed recollection of an old coach that started this. Mickey Kwiatkowski, who coached at Brown University when O’Brien played there and when he first coached there, remembers that night from 1992 clearly. They were about to play Columbia in the last game of the season and he asked his seniors to speak to the team. Kwiatkowski stood with another coach, Jim Bernhardt, listening. After O’Brien spoke, something started to happen.

“Here's what happened after that,” Kwiatkowski says. “It wasn’t so much in sequence because some had already spoken. Every senior that got up after that -- and by the end of it I’m going, ‘Wow. What’s going on here?' -- every senior talked about Billy O’Brien and what Billy O’Brien meant to the football team. His humor, his intensity, his leadership, his example. And every kid had a story about how Billy made the team better and how Billy made them better.

“I said Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Jimmy. Who is that kid?”
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OB on Mike & Mike this morning: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=10291631
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OB on Mike & Mike this morning: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=10291631
I know a lot of folks don't like 610 but here's his interview there.

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Coach O’Brien, or OB as many call him and he admits is his favorite nickname...
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I know a lot of folks don't like 610 but here's his interview there.
Q: What's the most gratifying thing about coaching?

OB: Winning.

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Q: What's the most gratifying thing about coaching?

OB: Winning.

Yep. I'm thinking I'm liking this guy more and more. Can't wait to see what he can do with our team!
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Q: What's the most gratifying thing about coaching?

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Yep. I'm thinking I'm liking this guy more and more. Can't wait to see what he can do with our team!


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I think the nickname is "Obie" (pronounced O.B.) like in that high school bio picture floating around.
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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of OB’s Tenure: http://pennstate.scout.com/2/1362137.html
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As more coaches get hired to fill out the remaining vacant coaching positions, the happier I am that we fired Kubiak early and went after O'Brien.

I like Lovie Smith and he's a great coach in my opinion, but I think we got the best guy available.
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As more coaches get hired to fill out the remaining vacant coaching positions, the happier I am that we fired Kubiak early and went after O'Brien.

I like Lovie Smith and he's a great coach in my opinion, but I think we got the best guy available.
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I'll stick to calling him "O'Brien" or "Bill O'Brien" or "Coach O'Brien."
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One thing for sure, we'll get a good idea of who OB is by who the Texans select at 1-1.

So much division over who to take, and the diversity between the options, will give insight into how he thinks.
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I'm already tired of hearing about Opie and want a new head coach.
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I'm already tired of hearing about Opie and want a new head coach.
Not "Opie"

It's O-B

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I'm already tired of hearing about Opie and want a new head coach.
Have a guy in mind, here's his resume (click for larger):



And working with recruits...



And displaying a leader's confidence...
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Have a guy in mind, here's his resume (click for larger):



And working with recruits...



And displaying a leader's confidence...
As Opie's friend Fonzie would say, "this thread has jumped the shark".
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Wasn't Barnie was running the special teams this year????
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Wasn't Barnie was running the special teams this year????
I thought that was Goober.
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