Found January 10, 2012 on
Hope you’ll find this interesting. I spoke Monday with Georgia Tech senior associate athletic director Paul Griffin and equipment manager Tom Conner, both of whom were at Tech when new Penn State coach Bill O’Brien coached the Yellow Jackets as a grad assistant, assistant coach and then offensive coordinator. Both offered insights I hope you’ll appreciate.
1. Griffin had a brief overlap with O’Brien. Griffin’s first worked at Tech for several months in 2001, left briefly and returned in July 2002. O’Brien joined Tech’s staff in 1995 as a grad assistant, eventually rising to offensive coordinator in 2001 and 2002. He bridged the George O’Leary and Chan Gailey eras.
Griffin described him as an intense, hard-working, confident hard-charger. Sounds a little bit familiar to some other Tech coaches around that time.
Said Griffin, “Bill is a clone of George (O’Leary) and Ralph (Friedgen).”
Conner, who has been at Tech since 1992, saw him similarly. O’Brien was noteworthy
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