Locker Room Report: Tom O'Brien

RALEIGH, NC -- Head coach Tom O'Brien met with the media following the Wolfpack's 30-19 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday night.

Tom O'Brien Press Conference

"I don't know what to say – sometimes we look real good and sometimes we look real bad. The bottom line is that we have a lot of work to do. It's been a tough stretch."

"It was gonna come, we were just hoping sooner rather than later but I think tonight was a good night for [Wilson] to get on. He had some opportunities early and I think we put ourselves in some good situation and we had some guys make some really great catches – that always helps."

"The first half it was the fumbles that did us in. You do without the fumbles and who knows where this game is."

"We were better throwing and catching the ball certainly. We started off getting Russell pretty good protection but they got a little energy their after their touchdown. But that certainly was better."

"We were scared to death of the quarterback coming in – his run/throw capabilities – and I think we did a good job on him."

"They are playing hard – if they play smart they'll be a much better football team. But if they play hard we'll have a chance. Us as coaches have to get them to start playing smarter."

"It's still September. We aren't a good football, we aren't a great football team, I don't know what kind of football team we are. You don't know those things until you get to October."

"It's a new adventure every time [Mustafa Greene] goes out there. Coach Swepson spends a lot of extra time with him, he's helping him out in that regard. A lot of things now are becoming repetition to him. When we went empty there a couple of times he still doesn't know where to line up and everyone is trying to direct traffic to get him to go where he's supposed to but when he gets there he knows pretty much what to do now."

"We spent the last three weeks trying to get [Mattes] back. We'll just see how he is when we get back here Saturday or Sunday to see how much he can go on."


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