O'Driscoll on...his four Ireland coaches
"Warren is a vastly superior coach now than he was back when I was originally capped in '99 and I would like to think I am a considerably better player than I was back in '99 as well; a lot more knowledgeable about the game, understand the ins and outs of the game a lot more, tactically way more astute."
"Eddie was a great coach and I think he did wonders for us. He has three Triple Crowns and I am flabbergasted that he hasn't been picked up on another coaching ticket since the World Cup in '07 other than the American job, because, as coaches go, he's a pretty decent coach."
"We've obviously had our ups and downs. We had him for a year in Leinster, but then he did bring us the holy grail of a Grand Slam, which we've got to be hugely thankful for. I think he got the best out of that team and he's found himself winning trophies with teams and it's hard to argue with that; his record speaks for itself."
"I didn't want to miss out on the potential I felt he would bring. I think it's exciting as a player – even for someone who's been around a long time, as I have been – to always know that you have to bring out your best at training. It makes you deliver your best and makes you add to the different scenarios you're in. I think we all, in everything we do, we all want to add quality and I think he demands that."