Gottfried says what we all are thinking

As reported on yahoo sports.

Gottfried responds to a question about Karl’s Hess’ ejection of two NCSU legends. I, for one, appreciate a coach who is willing to stand up for us. Most of the media seem to be in agreement that what Hess did is wrong but the ACC has refused to address this in an acceptable manner.

Gottfried states

I’m disappointed quite frankly in the ACC because not only did he throw out two of North Carolina State’s greats, he threw out two of the ACC’s greats. The league is supporting an official rather than supporting former great players. The former great players, in my opinion, were embarrassed and wronged when they shouldn’t have been. I don’t think you can have rabbit ears like that if you’re a referee and start throwing people out.

This is the kind of backbone we need at NCSU. Someone who is not afraid of the ACC and its built-in hierarchy. It never gets better for coaches that cower.

Now the question becomes, does the ACC rectify this matter or further inflame it by fining Gottfried for daring to comment about a referee.

I like the suggestion made on this thread.

Debbie Yow should publicly reprimand Gott for failing to follow athletic department procedures and state that she will re-iterate the policy with all our coaches.

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57 Responses to Gottfried says what we all are thinking

  1. PackMan97 02/21/2012 at 1:33 PM #

    The ACC has responded by suspending Coach Gottfried for the next game (UNC) and fining him $50k.


    Ya, ok…that hasn’t happened but who here would be surprised if it did?

  2. GoldenChain 02/21/2012 at 1:35 PM #

    Gott we are with you 100%!!! We’ve been waiting for you for years….like 20 years!!!!
    Can’t wait to get to the RBC tonight to honor that 88-89 team!!

    Oh and ’97, the ACCT; that’s where they’ll get him.
    OK by me, I don’t mind taking my chances with Lutz!LOL

  3. TLeo 02/21/2012 at 1:37 PM #

    It is very refreshing to see coach Gottfried tell Swoford and the ACC that they were and continue to be wrong. If they should try to sanction Gottfried then the University should tell them to go F* themselves.

  4. JEOH2 02/21/2012 at 1:46 PM #

    Its a brilliant political move by Gottfried…he shouldn’t be fined because this was not in an official capacity and all he does is increase the fire in the fanbase…brilliant…

    I hate to be this guy (I am rarely this guy) but how many coaches have we had that would be willing to respond that way even in front of just the fans…

  5. wolfpacker 02/21/2012 at 1:46 PM #

    Hess should have ALREADY BEEN FIRED!

    Is the acc leadership so weak that they can’t see that THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM?

    Oh, wait they are that weak. Please don’t tell me they are sitting around going…I wonder what we should do?

    Oh, but wait…they are.

    It will be a refreshing day when the leadership in this conference changes.

  6. BJD95 02/21/2012 at 1:48 PM #

    I’m sure MG would have preferred we not get forcibly penetrated in Durham last week, and that the win we earned was reflected in the conference standings. Then, things wouldn’t have been the least bit tense on Saturday (still a loss, but playing with house money).

    But what happened is what happened. So MG is playing the hand he’s been dealt, and embracing the righteous, grassroots Wolfpack anger. We are mad as hell and not going to take this disrepect, and MG has decided to come along for the ride.

    Absolutely love it. I dare the cabal to fine, or especially suspend him. Talk about pouring gasoline on the fire.

  7. Rick 02/21/2012 at 1:54 PM #

    “Absolutely love it. I dare the cabal to fine, or especially suspend him. Talk about pouring gasoline on the fire.”

    I honestly think there would be a riot.

  8. PackMan97 02/21/2012 at 2:02 PM #

    To be honest, my guess is Gottfried is loving this. I’m sure Gottfried can imagine our fan based when we’ve actually been given something to cheer for! If we get this animated because we lost a game and some former players got the thumb…imagine what would happen if we actually BEAT Duke, Carolina or won an ACC title?

  9. buclark 02/21/2012 at 2:05 PM #

    Lets be sure we do not get on TV and become the bad guys in this situation. So far Corch,Gugs,MG,DY, have all acted responsibly even though outraged. Let’s be spirited and responsible so we maintain the high road according to public opinion.

  10. vtpackfan 02/21/2012 at 2:08 PM #

    Yet Swoff will travel to Indy to have the back of a thugs run of the mill program, but leaves All time ACC legends to fend for themselves throughout the ordeal.

    MG has got it because he’s been around the block and kept his eyes and ears open. Meanwhile Swoffy appears to have moved towards a “Occupy Lee Fowlers vacation retreat” mode. Out of touch no sense now trying to get it John.

  11. wolfpacker 02/21/2012 at 2:25 PM #

    The lack of the acc to fire him first just shows their weakness and inability to see the big picture. Then again, it’s johnny up top and he’s never seen the big picture…it has to get shoved in his face before he sees anything.

    The fact that Hess hasn’t come out and given an explanation demands an even sharper penalty. He’s shown that he is indeed a very, very unprofessional referee (lets not mention weak) and it’s time for him to go.

  12. lakerpride21 02/21/2012 at 2:27 PM #

    Hey remember that time John Swofford graduated from UNC? yeah, explains a lot.

  13. TheAliasTroll 02/21/2012 at 2:29 PM #

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this was staged. And brilliantly done if so. This lets the fans know without any doubt he’s got our back and I don’t see how he can be held accountable for something he says outside of the media.

    We hear you loud and clear, Gottfather!

  14. TheCOWDOG 02/21/2012 at 2:30 PM #

    I wish Gott would get fined, suspended, and wrung out like a pariah leper.

    Nothing excites the imagination more than a village of pitchfork packin’ , sickle swingin’ , hoe hackin’ , torch totin’ , farmers from State College.

    Alas, the ACC though corrupt, is not insane.

  15. 61Packer 02/21/2012 at 2:32 PM #

    Hess isn’t the one I want gone. Swofford is.

  16. TheCOWDOG 02/21/2012 at 2:40 PM #

    Hey Stilladick…I called you out last night, ya little prick.

    Care to have a beer with me sometime.

  17. highstick 02/21/2012 at 2:43 PM #

    Don’t mess with him, Cowdog..I have a “hit team” on him right now! Goats are not hard to find because they stink like crap!

    “High Road”, BS! We’ve played that game for 30 plus..I’m Not Ready to Make Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. PackMan97 02/21/2012 at 2:48 PM #

    lakerpride21, if only Swofford were just a UNC graduate. He is also a former UNC football player and the former Athletic Director for UNC.

  19. packof81 02/21/2012 at 2:53 PM #

    The pot has been stirred up real good this week.

  20. Scooter 02/21/2012 at 2:56 PM #

    ^ The difference is that this time, we’re not the only ones that took notice.

  21. TheCOWDOG 02/21/2012 at 2:56 PM #

    Geez ‘Stick, I was thinkin’ maybe you, me and Billy Johnson could have a little friendly debate with him and his down at The Deck…that’ s all.

    Internet muscle disturbs me. Beer muscle much better.

    Freakin’ thorns just sittin’ and festerin’ .

  22. YogiNC 02/21/2012 at 2:58 PM #

    That rucksack needs to be in the unemployment line. But if we do that some UNX Homer will give him the 3 million dollar parachute just like BMFD.

  23. highstick 02/21/2012 at 2:59 PM #

    What was it Billy said about “wishing he’d been a “eunoch”? We can let him try that one out on the little fellow!

  24. runwiththepack 02/21/2012 at 3:14 PM #

    We now have a football coach AND a basketball coach who get it. And they are leading those programs upward. Rare times we live in.

    Note that he used a microphone to get his private thoughts out to the students listening. tee-hee

  25. ToddFullerismyHomeboy 02/21/2012 at 3:15 PM #

    Don’t you think if Swoff really wanted to pull strings to help carolina he would have arranged Wolfpack WINS in the last two games, so as to put his team in 1st place?

    The conspiracy stuff gets old and makes us look infantile.

    WINNING does not get old.

    Let’s do more of that.

    Hopefully, the Pack will get a shot at both FSU and duke in the acc tourney. Of course, they’ll probably bring Dick Paparo back for that one!

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