Earlier in the week SFN highlighted some uncorroborated ‘chatter’ going around the internet related to the job security of NC State Head Football Coach, Tom O’Brien. (Click here)
The last couple of days we’ve heard more and more speculation in Wolfpack circles that O’Brien may be given the opportunity to have another year(s) on the NC State sidelines provided he make significant changes across his entire coaching staff.
With that as the backdrop, I found the following comments from Taylor Zazour (included here) particularly interesting. The comments very accurately and succinctly summarize the state of affairs in the NC State football program…and may even accurately nail how things are going to unfold behind the scenes over the next few weeks.
Tom Oâ€™Brien is defenseless if someone were to ask him why his program has had one winning in season in five tries. I know heâ€™s had injuries, and I know his best player left for Wisconsin, but NC State should have a lot more talent and win more games. His recruiting classes have been abysmal, heâ€™s built little depth, and you never know what youâ€™re going to get from one week to the next. Sure, he can rightfully boast about never losing to Carolina but how about doing something else?
If Athletic Director Debbie Yow does the right thing and asks Oâ€™Brien to fire some of his assitants he has no choice. They are antiquated (old), out of touch with their players, and unimaginative. If TOB refuses then Yow must ask him for his resignation. With North Carolinaâ€™s program in disarray, and Duke, Wake, and ECU all playing average to bad football the Wolfpack has no business treading in mediocrity. But thatâ€™s where they are and its all Oâ€™Brienâ€™s fault.