The following entry was originally published on November 30th. I don’t even know what the best format to write this post would be. I’ve heard so many different points and counter points about Coach D, this team and the staff as a whole that I don’t know what to think so I’ll write them all […]
I couldn’t help but giggle a bit as I read this piece from the Observers’ Joe Giglio (bold added by me)…
NC State gives UNC the silent treatment (CharlotteObserver.com)
RALEIGH As far as N.C. State is concerned, North Carolina’s Eric Ebron can tweet or talk all he wants.
UNC’s star tight end will have to wait until Saturday’s game for a response from the Wolfpack, sophomore cornerback Juston Burris said.
“That’s how Carolina handles their business,” Burris said. “We’re not going to do that. We’re not going to go on Twitter, and we’re not going to talk. We’re just going to go out on Saturday and be ready to play.”
First-year coach Dave Doeren made sure his players knew about Ebron’s comments.
“There are certain ways guys handle games, and some of them talk a lot,” Doeren said. “Obviously, that’s what he’s doing.
“It doesn’t win games. We have to go play well, and they have to play well. That’s just how it is in sports.”
I must agree that the best response is no response. Not until Saturday, at least.
What’s that old saying about wrestling with a pig? You just get dirty and the pig enjoys it, I believe.
And then there’s also this, which also made me giggle a bit (again, bold added by me)…
At start of NC State week, UNC again finds red in locker room (NewsObserver.com)
CHAPEL HILL — Last year there was so much red in North Carolina’s locker room that some players walked in and thought it had been vandalized. It was the Sunday before the Tar Heels’ game against N.C. State, and Bryn Renner, the UNC quarterback, said then that it looked like someone “went to Party City” for decorations.
The decorations were a little more subdued on Sunday, linebacker Jeff Schoettmer said, but UNC players once again arrived on the Sunday before their game against the Wolfpack to find a good amount of red inside the locker room. This time, defensive end Kareem Martin said, there were plenty of red “Our State” signs with the N.C. State logo.
Larry Fedora, UNC’s second-year head coach, has made a habit of counting down to games against the Wolfpack. The Tar Heels weren’t eligible for the postseason last year, and so the victory against N.C. State was the high point of the season.
How one makes a habit of something by doing it only once, I’m unsure. That must be something they taught assistants at Okie State, among other valuable skills.
But yeah, they’re not our rivals.
One outta six ain’t bad.