Tom O'Brien Audio + Quotes

RALEIGH, N.C. -– NC State head coach Tom O'Brien met with the media following today's scrimmage. Here is a sampler of what he had to say.

Tom O'Brien Audio

"They competed hard tonight. We changed it more to a game situation, so I thought that we were a little leg weary right now but that is understandable. They went after each other and did a pretty nice job tonight."

"I'm not ready to make any comment one way or another about the quarterbacks. We'll take a look at the tape and see what we have to do."

"It was more of a game-type situation so there was more field position-created situations."

"We have good backs and sometimes they can make people miss and make good things happen."

"I think Andre had a good night today, but he didn't the first... the second one he did. It's the same thing, it's up-and-down."

"[Russell Wilson] had only about 10 [reps]. We basically went two teams against each other and then we ran a set number of plays for a lot of the freshmen just to keep them active. On his series I think he threw to Howard, the other freshman, for a pretty good touchdown pass of some distance."

"We've been intercepting balls, we've been getting our hands on balls, we've been making plays on balls and creating field position. Then the offense can score those touchdowns that they did because they don't have to go as far."

"You play yourself so it's 50-50."

"They are seeing the ball and they are making a break on it. That's the key right now. They are in a position to make those plays."

"We practiced better the last couple of days, and that led to a better scrimmage."

"No injury report."

"Practice is practice but you have to do it in a game situation... these scrimmages are meant to separate the quarterbacks."


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