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Nov. 3, 2012

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Penn State Head Coach Bill O'Brien Postgame Quotes

On the defense's performance after Jordan Hill's injury

"We will hear tomorrow and know how he is doing condition wise. The defense came into practice Monday OK and then Tuesday they had the best practice of the year. Wednesday through the rest of the week was the better part of the year. The players love to play for Penn State and for each other. And I love to coach them."

On the series of plays against Purdue's defense

"I give a lot of credit to Purdue for pressuring us. After a while the guys became faster and predicted more on the field. Our offense played well, but I still give credit to Purdue for playing well today, too."

On the team's performance after last week's loss versus Ohio State

"We see teams come off a big game and let it linger on them. You have to bury those loses and that's what we did. The kids came in today and didn't let others slack off during practice. They are a fun team to coach and they love to play."

On posting their sixth win of the year to assure at least a .500 season

"We go into every game wanting to win. The staff is full of winners and the roster is full of winners. Penn State wants to win and that's what we are going to try to do in every game and every year."

Penn State Player Postgame Quotes

Miles Dieffenbach, sophomore, center

On the offensive line wearing them down...

"We were all seeing the same format, and all of us on the O-line knew what to do and where to pick them up."

On rebounding from last week...

"Purdue is a good team, and OSU is too. It felt really good coming as one and turning it around to get a win."

On winning six games...

"It feels really good, and we knew we had a good team to start with. It feels good to get six wins in the Big Ten."

Matt McGloin, senior, quarterback

On both teams' offenses...

"Purdue has a bunch of great players on their team, but we have a bunch of good players too. I gave my guys the opportunity to make great plays."

On the change from the first to the second quarter...

"We knew Purdue would apply pressure. We just had great communication between all of us players and the coaches and we really came together."

On taking hits in the second half...

"As a quarterback, you have to be ready to take shots. You have to know they're coming and just keep moving forward."




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