Here’s a chance to discuss whatever you want now that the emotions of Saturday have subsided.
Just a few thoughts I had yesterday:
- I want to point out a couple of coaching decisions from yesterday that simply reinforces my frustration at most coaches.
1. The pooch punt by Thomas from the 36 on 4th and short. You have a kicker with a leg who can nail from that distance and he has the QB punt it?? I’m no football coach (but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express) and I know if you’re playing to win that’s a colossally stupid decision. Your choices are:
A) Go for it.
B) Kick a FG.
C) Use your punter to try and pin it in the 10 and play for field position. (Which is still the wrong decision since this isn’t playing to win)
D) A or B.
2. Wake just gave up the TD with less than a minute to go in the first half. How many times do we see coaches just kneel it and go into the locker room with their teams tails between their legs? Did Grobe? No. He took a chance, one with almost no downside, and ended up reversing the momentum they just lost and his team knew they were going to win heading into halftime. Wonder what was going through State players minds at halftime? Jinx is on again?
- I know we’re short on personnel due to injuries and the talent level is putrid thanks to TOB but is Wake Forest so much better in that department?
- The same terrible habits surfaced Saturday that have been there since Amato.
- It’s a long freaking way to a division title when you continue to play down to your opponents.
- Sure glad we don’t want to test ourselves on the road with a non-conference game in September.
Just a few thoughts I had so what are you thinking?
Want to give everyone a heads up on the continued resurgence of the State volleyball program. Good job ladies.
The NC State womenâ€™s volleyball team collected its second ACC road win of the weekend with a 3-1 victory against Syracuse Sunday afternoon inside the Womenâ€™s Building. The Wolfpack dominated the first two sets, winning 25-11 and 25-17, respectively, before dropping the third set, 25-20. State responded to win the fourth set, 25-18.
The Wolfpack (12-4, 3-1 ACC) got off to a great start in the opening minutes of the match, jumping out to a 3-0 advantage before the Orange (5-11, 0-4 ACC) scored their first point. State led the entire set, but Syracuse tied the score at seven after a kill by Nicolette Serratore. Junior Alesha Wilson answered with a kill to give NC State the lead, 8-7.
NC State will return to action at home on Friday, Oct. 11 when it hosts Wake Forest inside Reynolds Coliseum. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and the match will be streamed live on GoPack.com.