Read into it what you will…but Murphy’s comments are pretty spot on.
This is from ACC Sports Journal’s website:
“(The NCSU football search) was done professionally, and it was done quietly. The consultant did the work, Lee (Fowler) kept it quiet, and no one was tracking my airplane on the internet. … I do believe this is a home run. (Tom O’Brien) told us exactly what he is all about. He is about winning championships on the field. He is about having discipline off the field, graduating his players, getting everyone their degrees and becoming productive citizens.
“To me, the future of N.C. State athletics looks very bright. Sidney (Lowe) has already demonstrated that he can coach. He has already demonstrated that he can recruit. Give us another year or two in basketball. My guess is that our football team has more talent, comparatively speaking, than our basketball team does right at this particular time.”