Harsh, but spot-on. The source is really surprising, but apparently nobody in the Triangle market had the stones to call it like it is.
One simply indisputable fact about N.C. State football became obvious this week.
After spending the team’s bye week giving the third team (mainly expected-redshirt freshman, low-value scholarship athletes and walk-ons) as many practice repetitions as the first team, first-year coach Tom O’Brien was asked if any had impressed him enough to earn some playing time. Perhaps a player had been overlooked, misjudged or had taken the third-team designation as a hit to his psyche and worked his way onto the field on Saturdays.
No, O’Brien said. The best players available already were playing — the same ones that led to a 1-5 start.
So what’s this kernel of truth? Chuck Amato’s last trick was convincing the world he had some idea what he was doing.
Don’t say that SFN didn’t try to warn you.
Hat tip to Steve Williams at Pack Pride for digging this article up.