WHAT A DAY!!!
In response to Everett Withers’ridiculously inappropriate comments yesterday, NC State Head Football Coach Tom O’Brien LET FLY this morning! (Link)
NC State coach Tom O’Brien on UNC’s coaching staff today: “As far as the flagship, here is a guy that was on a staff that ended up in Indianapolis. There are three things that you can’t do in college football â€” have an agent on your staff, pay your players and have academic fraud. That is the triple pay. I don’t know if they have anything to talk about. If that is what the people want in the flagship University of North Carolina, then so be it.”
Here is a link to full recap from WRAL that includes an link to the audio.
This is becoming nasty between UNC Interim Head Coach Everett Withers and NCSU Head Coach Tom Oâ€™Brien.
On Wednesday in an interview with 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio Withers said, â€œWhen you have as many schools in this state as you have and the recruiting base gets watered down a little bit, I think the kids in this state need to know â€˜the flagship school.â€ Withers also said, â€œThey need to know it academically. If you look at our graduation rates opposed to our opponent this weekâ€™s graduation rates for football, I think youâ€™ll see a difference. If you look at the educational environment here, I think youâ€™ll see a difference.â€
Tom Oâ€™Brien was quick to fire a rebuttal during his usual weekly Thursday availability with the media. In response to Witherâ€™s â€œflagshipâ€ comment Oâ€™Brien said, â€œAs far as the flagship, here was a guy (Withers) who was on a football staff that ends up in Indianapolis.” He went on to say, â€œYou have an agent on staff, you are paying players & you have academic fraud. That’s a triple play.”
Oâ€™Brien also had a response to the academic questions that Withers raised on Wednesday by saying, â€œAt our school, number one, all classes have a syllabus. Our guys go to school, they are not given grades, and they graduate.â€
Will Brinson had a super ‘FakeTOBQuote’ on his Twitter account this morning —
“It doesn’t really matter whether Carolina wins, they’ll end up vacating it anyway.”