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Irked O'Brien channels Belichick

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07:24 AM ET 10.09 | Losing to Indiana still isn't sitting well with Bill O'Brien, and he was showing it Tuesday. O'Brien, a former New England Patriots assistant, repeatedly seemed to be channeling his inner Bill Belichick in giving curt answers to questions ranging from just about anything that didn't involve praise for Michigan or hype surrounding the Lions' sold-out game against the Wolverines at 5 p.m. Saturday. "I'm not talking about scholarships, sanctions, anything -- I'm talking about Michigan," O'Brien said three days after bringing up the team's reduced scholarship number -- unsolicited -- following Penn State's 44-24 loss at Indiana. A sampling of some of O'Brien's sometimes-terse responses (after some, he expanded his answer): Asked about the team's confidence level: "The team's confidence isn't shaken."

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October 9, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Local media's trying to bait BO'B, but he ain't bitin'.

October 9, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Fill me in. I haven't been paying attention to PSU. If O'Brien is channelling Belichek and he lost to Indiana, did he go for the first down on 4th and 2 on his own 28?

October 9, 2013  09:25 AM ET

"The team's confidence isn't shaken." Should be. PSU will lose to MI.

October 9, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"The team's confidence isn't shaken." Should be. PSU will lose to MI.

Evidently Mr. Watson you can't shake what you DON'T have.

<said in best Sherlock Holmes voice>

October 9, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Evidently ... you can't shake what you DON'T have.

Said the bishop to the actress.

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October 9, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Not sure where it is written that the coach's duties include humoring the media?
Many of those reporters are trying to bait a coach to say something controversial to make headlines for the media.
Why not treat them like BB, give them as little as possible with which to create a controversy?

October 9, 2013  12:05 PM ET

Dude you don't have enough schollies to compete with da Hosers

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October 9, 2013  02:15 PM ET
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Michigan almost lost to Akron and Conn. So who knows what is up Brady's pants for Penn State?

Who's Brady? P.S. Is your avi supposed to be a cannibal or zombie or something? Please change it, it's ugly.

October 9, 2013  02:17 PM ET

Oh no! I just realized it might be your wife! If it is, I'm sorry on so many levels bro.

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October 9, 2013  06:52 PM ET
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Who's Brady? P.S. Is your avi supposed to be a cannibal or zombie or something? Please change it, it's ugly.

Ugly is within, brother, it's within.

October 10, 2013  10:30 AM ET

PSU vs. Michigan in Happy Valley will be a close game unless Michigan shows additional improvement over MN victory.

Michigan just an above average B1G team right now.

 
October 11, 2013  01:28 PM ET

I'd be willing to bet that O'Brien can't wait to get back to the NFL

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