I’ve spoken with a few Wolfpackers through the years that have often referred to Ray Tanner as one of their top choices to replace Lee Fowler as the next Athletics Director at NC State. This article/entry had some interesting comments that may give us some hope that help may be on the way:
Questions about what could be perceived as a lateral move for Holbrook have risen in Chapel Hill. Sources tell GamecockAnthem that Holbrook also has a good relationship with Tar Heel head coach Mike Fox, but South Carolina offers him several things that North Carolina currently doesn’t. Tanner has publicly acknowledged that he only plans on coaching a few more seasons and would like to move into athletic administration, while Fox has publicly said he plans to coach at least another decade. Holbrook would be the natural successor to either coach, but is much more likely to become a head coach at a major program sooner at USC than at UNC.