PC: O'Brien Meets the Media

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head football coach Tom O'Brien met with the media today.

Tom O'Brien Press Conference

"There's a couple of guys that have some family considerations or some considerations to stay there."

"I'm going to get that done Thursday and talk with my staff and find out who's on board and who's not."

"I think the same guys would have stayed for family considerations regardless of who was named coach. If the opportunity was there or not. I talked to a couple of guys there today and they don't know exactly what the opportunity is there. They intend to find out and then we'll sit down on Thursday, sometime after they practice."

"I have talked to everybody on the staff here. I spent basically trying to figure out, in marine corps terms a table of organization, who works for who and who is in what position here in this building. And talked to people on the staff here to get a feel for... obviously if there is some staff openings whether I go with some of the staff members here or go outside."

"I went to the Shrine banquet, and I went to the Shrine lunch. I've been on the phone with most kids. I haven't made any visits with anybody because I didn't want to use them up in a situation. I think there is three weeks when I come back... the time to get on the road and see kids. I wanedt to make sure that I did it smartly and wisely."

"I won't look at that at all. I have to do what I am capable of doing and the best job I can do for North Carolina State. I am not going to worry about North Carolina, other than it's obviously a big football game here, and it's a rival game and a game that it would behoove me to win. It will get special attention, but I am not going to try and keep up with Butch Davis and Carolina. I am going to worry about doing the best job that I can possibly do, and the things that I can control."

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