I don't think we can get too worked up over losing any one player. If I were building Michigan like the team was a video game (that's how it works, right?), I would want O'Brien. Otherwise I'm inclined to give Hoke, Mattison, etc. the benefit of the doubt (assuming they've really cooled on him). If O'Brien wants to go to Tenn, well then hey, the Smoky Mountains are a great place to go hiking.
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