Yow: “Stay focused” after Directors’ Cup Slide

Miami Herald:

N.C. State had risen in the Directors’ Cup standings in each of her first three years to inch closer to her goal of top-25 status, but the school slid after a bumpy year that included a three-win football season as well as a baseball season that fell far short of the public goal to return to the College World Series.

“What people have to understand is taking a step back doesn’t mean you aren’t going to take two steps forward next year,” Yow said in an interview with The Associated Press. “You have to stay focused on what your core goals are and what you need to do to meet those goals. And you cannot allow yourself to lose focus.”

The school has broken ground on a $14 million indoor football practice facility to open in the spring, part of Yow’s focus on keeping things moving forward.

“I think that’s the hardest part, staying focused when you have disappointments,” Yow said. “I really do. So my job is to send that message — remind (coaches) to stay focused, you’re going to get there, you can’t allow yourself to get distracted.”

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  • #53625

    StateFans
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    Miami Herald: N.C. State had risen in the Directors’ Cup standings in each of her first three years to inch closer to her goal of top-25 status, but t
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    #53626

    TheAliasTroll
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    I bitch and moan a lot during the football/basketball stretch as any good Wolfpack fan does, but honestly I’m content with the improvements I’ve seen since Yow’s taken over and even happier that she understands we can and still need to improve further.

    #53627

    blpack
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    Still a work in progress and lots of room to improve, but we knew that after years of the LF era. We’ll see what develops in the coming year.

    #53631

    ruffles31
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    Good seeing some of the Olympic sports do better. This was something that needed to happen to improve the Director’s Cup standings.

    Now, if the basketball programs to continue to dance in March while getting the football and baseball teams back on the right track, achieving the top 25 program will be very doable.

    #53634

    packalum44
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    A down year at 41st is the biggest takeaway I had. Light years ahead of the old regime. Yow’s (and Woodson’s) greatest and singular most important initiative, due to its ever lasting benefits, will be to build the sports endowment and increase general fundraising from a laughingly low level (historically bottom 3 of ACC).

    For all the bluster State fans spew about being the best fans the boast rings hollow until it is evidenced by fundraising.

    #53635

    pakfanistan
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    For all the bluster State fans spew about being the best fans the boast rings hollow until it is evidenced by fundraising.

    We’re caught in a catch-22 of sorts at the moment. People aren’t going to be willing to pony up unless they feel like they’re not just throwing their money away, and with our previous brain trust, that’s what they would have been doing. I think once results improve, we’ll see an increase in fundraising. That also assumes we stop scheduling a baker’s dozen of cupcakes in football.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53636

    TheCOWDOG
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    I had tell in the takeaway, too.

    Re:Avent.”He’s here, he’s ours…”

    Buyer’s remorse?

    #53637

    Gowolves
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    CD,

    You must be hearing the same thing that I have regarding Avent. Evidently Ms. Yow was EXTREMELY angry about the 2014 baseball results after the faith she showed the previous year.

    #53639

    mak4dpak
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    I have to agree, considering the talent we had on the baseball team, with 3 MLB prospects, the season was blown by Avent and his staff, and knowing DY, he better watch his back, he might be out of a job, and deservedly so.

    #53650

    NormsJacket
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    State’s starting to look like Maryland, circa the Yow years. She inherits a promising department, alienates everyone in it and spends millions building shiny sh!t while the foundation cracks.

    #53651

    pakfanistan
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    State’s starting to look like Maryland, circa the Yow years. She inherits a promising department, alienates everyone in it and spends millions building shiny sh!t while the foundation cracks.

    You seem to remember the Coach Fowler years more favorably than most. Would you care to expand on that, and your current views on Yow’s failings as an AD?

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53652

    Classof89
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    Inherits a promising department? Really? Lee Fowler was certainly the worse athletic director in NC State history, and I would certainly nominate him for worst in ACC history with confidence he’d finish in the top 5 (something we rarely did in the ACC under his tenure).

    #53653

    13OT
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    Like most others, I’m delighted that Fouler is gone from the AD’s office, but will someone please enlighten us on just how great State’s been since Jed moved away from there?

    The upcoming football season shows little hope of much improvement over last season’s disaster. Basketball without Warren definitely looks like a “rebuilding” season, and although I love the great schedule, it probably won’t love us too much. Baseball without Rodon will certainly be an uphill climb to even make the ACCT.

    I don’t really care how high we finish in this so-called “Director’s Cup”; all I’m “focused” on is finally winning an ACC Championship in a sport that matters, not finishing at .500. Sadly, I don’t see anybody from one end of the athletic department to the other, including the new recruits, who will bring this about.

    #53654

    pakfanistan
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    I just don’t understand what some of you negative Nelly’s want from Doeren. Our starting QB last year was a second string wide receiver transfer. Nearly 50% of our roster (53) is RS freshmen or freshmen and another 10 are true sophomores.

    No QB + no experience = winless conference schedule.

    I’m not predicting a championship this year, but I’m certainly willing to wait and see what this staff can do.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53663

    LRM
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    We’re caught in a catch-22 of sorts at the moment. People aren’t going to be willing to pony up unless they feel like they’re not just throwing their money away, and with our previous brain trust, that’s what they would have been doing. I think once results improve, we’ll see an increase in fundraising. That also assumes we stop scheduling a baker’s dozen of cupcakes in football.

    To add to this, college football has become an arms race. See: Indoor Practice Facility.

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