Web Run: O'Brien known for discipline

They could run the stadium steps. Or two miles around a reservoir on campus. At 6 in the morning.

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Listen to Tom O'Brien's press conference today at 1:00  

NC State will hold a press conference Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Murphy Football Center to introduce Tom O'Brien as the Wolfpack's new head football coach.

Although the press conference is closed to the public, fans can greet Coach O'Brien at the Saturday nigh men's basketball game against Savannah State at Reynolds Coliseum. The game begins at 7 p.m.

The press conference will be broadcast live on the Wolfpack Radio Network, featuring radio analysts and announcers Gary Hahn, Tony Haynes and Johnny Evans. It will also be streamed live on gopack.com. The webcast will be free for all viewers.

The following radio stations will carry the press conference live:

Raleigh/Durham - WPTF- AM
Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point - WSJS- AM
Burlington - WSML- AM
Sanford - WWGP- AM
Wilmington - WAAV- AM
Asheville - WWNC- AM
Greenville/Rocky Mount - WNBR- FM
New Bern/Morehead City - WNBB- FM


Basketball Standings (As Of December 8)
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Virginia 1-0 1.000 5-1 .833
Miami 1-0 1.000 5-3 .625
Clemson 0-0 .000 10-0 1.000
Maryland 0-0 .000 9-1 .900
Duke 0-0 .000 8-1 .889
North Carolina 0-0 .000 6-1 .857
Florida State 0-0 .000 7-2 .778
Boston College 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 5-3 .625
Georgia Tech 0-1 .000 6-2 .750
NC State 0-1 .000 5-2 .714



"Obviously he can't promise everyone they're going to go to the NFL, but what he could promise is that you will leave with discipline, a great work ethic, a team philosophy, and you will earn a degree. And I think that's more than any young athlete can ask for." - Gary Tranquill on NC State's new football coach, who coached with O'Brien at Virginia



O'Brien known for discipline
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer
They could run the stadium steps. Or two miles around a reservoir on campus. At 6 in the morning. Neither option was appealing for players who missed team meetings. Tom O'Brien, who coached Boston College for 10 years, doesn't suffer mischief lightly. "Obviously players will have to adjust," said former Boston College linebacker Jerome Ledbetter. "If they are coming from a program where they were allowed to do things their way, they're going to have to understand. You do it his way. Or you're not going to be able to play." Read More

Pack scores with O'Brien football hire
Scott Fowler * Charlotte Observer
He is the anti-Amato, a coach with a military bearing and the glamour of a hammer. Tom O'Brien, the ex-Marine and new football coach at N.C. State, will inject some needed discipline into an undisciplined program. In a crowded marketplace, with tradition-soaked schools like Alabama and Miami also looking for head coaches, the Wolfpack got this one right. Read More



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