Did You See This? O'Brien lets out 'Holy Schnikes!'

Coaches never know what questions await them during a postgame press conference. Penn State coach Bill O’Brien knows this all too well following an emotional 24-21 overtime victory over Wisconsin on Senior Day at Beaver Stadium.

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That’s because near the end of his presser Saturday night, O’Brien received the following question (if you want to call it that):

“Hey coach, this Penn State family has been with you every step of the way. And this Penn State family has loved the way that you have come to the forefront, and the way that you have been here every step of the way with us. We just want you to know that we love the way that you have been here with us, and we would like you to have a statement here, in front of all the media, to say, “We are …”

Caught a bit off guard, O’Brien, after about a three-second delay, replied: “Penn State!” Still visibly stunned, he added: “OK, thank you. I’m with you.”

Then, O’Brien dipped into his bag of Tommy Boy quotes, letting out a “Holy Schnikes!” And, to no surprise, the media room erupted into laughter.

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mike tuckey on 11/25/2012 @ 9:56am EDT Said:

We at penn st nation love our team, our coach and his staff! What an amazing season!

-t