The tea leaves are a lot more clear after Mike Archer’s defense allowed 62 points in yesterday’s embarrassment in Death Valley; and the ‘intangible’ metric of ‘excitement’ and fan support for Coach Tom O’Brien and NC State’s football program is certainly not going to be a positive. Do you need another example?
This morning, the
Atlantic Coast Conference mini-Big-East announced the television schedule for next weekend’s games. Boston College’s visit to Raleigh will be the only game featuring an ACC school that will not be on television next week.
Duke? They’ll be on TV!
Wake playing traditionally lowly Vanderbilt? Well, they make it because Vanderbilt went and hired a high energy coach that in just two years has made them exciting and relevant (to everyone but their own fans – did you see their half empty stadium last night?) Oh, the irony of that one!
Saturday, November 24
Georgia Tech at Georgia, ESPN, Noon #GTvsUGA
Virginia @ Virginia Tech, noon ET on ESPNU #UVAvsVT
Miami (Fla.) @ Duke, 12:30pm on ACC Network #MIAvsDUKE
Boston College @ NC State, 3pm on ESPN3 #BCvsNCSU
Maryland @ North Carolina, 3pm on RSN #MDvsUNC
Florida @ Florida State, 3:30pm ET on ABC (national) #UFvsFSU
Vanderbilt @ Wake Forest, 3:30pm ET on ESPNU #VANDYvsWAKE
South Carolina @ Clemson, 7pm ET on ESPN #SCARvsCLEM
I wonder how Tom O’Brien is supposed to elevate his lowly recruiting heading out on the trail over the next couple of months selling kids on a program that can’t even get on television for their last conference game of the year?
God knows that we need the help — particularly on defense as it would be nice to find enough defensive speed to stop a TIGHT END from running for a 69 yard touchdown like we experienced yesterday!