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Bill O’Brien focused on one thing for a few more days

Bill O'Brien, Tom Brady AP

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Patriots offensive coordinator/Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien, but he says he hasn’t allowed himself to take a step back from the situation.

For one more week, O’Brien says he’s fully focused on the job in front of him.

“I’m very focused on New England. When you work for Bill Belichick, you are focused on one thing: That’s doing your job. He demands that out of you,” O’Brien said. “The detail that goes into putting gameplans together for the players here, very, very smart players.”

O’Brien starts at Penn State on Tuesday. He credits his strong staff there for doing all the work necessary while he finishes his responsibilities for the Patriots. O’Brien was asked if he has been able to reflect on the insanity of his last month.

“I don’t think about that. I think about every day, like today I think about our 9:30 meeting today that’s about to occur in 15 minutes and how I need to be prepared for that,” O’Brien said this morning. “Maybe at some point on the plane ride up to Penn State on Monday night, maybe I’ll think about it a little bit.”

Albert Breer of NFL.com notes that former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis spoke at length with O’Brien about his experiences in the 2004/2005 playoffs, when Weis was on his way to Notre Dame.

The Patriots can only hope that O’Brien, like Weis, heads to college with a fresh Super Bowl championship to savor.

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3 Responses to “Bill O’Brien focused on one thing for a few more days”
  1. mac3333 says: Feb 2, 2012 11:41 AM

    I wouldn’t want to concentrate on that pathetic PSU recruiting class either.

    Urban Meyer can haz all your recuitz Pedo State.

    (Cam Williams, Armani Reeves, Joey O’Conner, Noah Spence & Tommy Schutt)

  2. tweeter75 says: Feb 2, 2012 1:11 PM

    I can’t help but think of the other coaches that have left the Bill Belichick system. What do Carlie Weis, Romeo Crennel, Josh McDaniels, and Eric Mangini all have in common?? I’m no Patriots fan, but Belichick has got to be one of the greatest coaching minds in NFL history…..he has a genius system in place. The coaches that have left that system have been colossal busts…..none more so that the over-hyped Charlie Weis….quite possibly the most overblown biggest coaching bust in college football history. I do hope O’Brien can turn around the Penn State good ‘ol boy we sold our souls for football program, and bring some respectability and integrity to that football program….I was going to say bring it BACK to that program, but there obviously wasn’t any there in the first place.

  3. CKL says: Feb 2, 2012 2:06 PM

    Gonna miss you, Coach. Lets hope the guys can send you off right.

    This morning BB ALMOST called Patricia the DC…then he corrected himself. It was funny.

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