Wednesday, October 13, 2010

O'Brien raves against East Carolina fans

One of Tom O’Brien’s better traits is he doesn’t try to act like every game is the same. Every N.C. State fan knows the North Carolina game is bigger than Western Carolina, and every Wolfpack fan knows what it means to play East Carolina, too.

N.C. State travels to Greenville for Saturday’s 2 p.m. contest, a game that many ACC coaches might dread. But listening to the ACC teleconference, you got the feeling O’Brien relishes a game like this.

“We know how important this football game is within our state,” O’Brien said. “They are coming off a great victory Saturday in Hattiesburg [over Southern Miss]. We look forward to a tough game.”

O’Brien didn’t mince words when saying what Greenville was such a tough venue.

“The fans. They are great. They are loud. They are enthusiastic,” he said. “We go down there with a big bull’s-eye on our chests. The whole atmosphere is, ‘Whatever it takes to beat State.’”

By the way, O’Brien is 9-3 at NCSU against in-state schools.

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