Locker Room Report: Tom O'Brien

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Tom O'Brien met the media following the win over Virginia.

Tom O'Brien

"Without a question, I think that off week was a great thing for this football team. We made some adjustments and have been a different tema since. Daniel [Evans] did a great job throwing the ball tonight and Donald [Bowens] and Marcus [Stone] went up and caught everything. I also thought the offensive line did a great job of blocking against their rush."

On Defending Chris Long:
"We paid special attentino to him coming in. He's a great player and we knew he would be key defensively for them. We did a great job of staying in front of him and also of doubling up on him."

On Donald Bowens:
"He's a guy who bought into what we were teaching from day one. I've always said that you have to grab on to opportunities that present themselves and he's an example of that. Donald got an opportunity and seized it. Tonight, he made some great grabs and gave a lot of effort."

"One man's misfortune is another man's opportunity. He took advantage of his opportunity." On Jameel Sewell:
"He's a greatplayer and very athletic. That third down play he made where he leaped over the tackle proved that. We had to rush four almost all the time to keep pressure on him. I hope he's alright."

On next week's game against Miami:
"I'm so happy for these kids, but like I told them, we can be happy, but not satisfied. Next week is big for us as we'll try to make it back-to-back ACC wins. We've just got to continue to build on what we've done so far."


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