Bill O’Brien was quoted a couple weeks ago insulting the “Paterno People,” saying he didn’t give a “$*%@*” about them. This morning on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike show, he says he regrets the language. (But leaves open the possibility that he still doesn’t give a “$*%@” about them!)
“I apologize to anybody that took that conversation obviously the wrong way. I regret that conversation, but again, Penn State’s a special place and they’re going to be in great shape in the coming years.”
He also said the “Paterno People” are not the reason he left Penn State. Which was probably a reasonable thing to emphasize.