O'Driscoll said: "I'm delighted to be here and the players have been magnificent. I've kept them informed of everything.
"They have been good, they have knuckled down and taken responsibility, which is something we bang on about all of the time.
"They have been terrific and we're now all looking forward to getting out on the pitch on Saturday and playing a game of football as opposed to worrying about the snow and trying to keep themselves fit without not being able to kick a ball."
O'Driscoll added: "We wish Brian, who I know very well, all the best. I will be rooting for him and I hope they do really well. Burnley is a good club with good tradition and I think that the people behind the scene are trying to do things properly in a difficult division. I have no axe to grind with anybody."