Some great quotes and information came out of Coach O’Brien’s press conference yesterday and can be seen and heard by clicking here.
Fortunately for all of us – Coach O’Brien’s comments indicate that he employs a management style that in no way is consistent or congruent with the value structure with Lee Fowler’s Athletics Department or within the entire University since the departure of Bruce Poulton in the late 1980s – excluding the Marye Ann Fox years.
“McKeen played very well. He’s got a lot of pass rushing ability. I think he performed better than Markus Kuhn did. We’re a performance-based organization here so he moved up.“
WOW! A ‘performance-based organization‘!? In West Raleigh? What in the world is that? TOB may want to take some time and explain such a thing to the folks who think accolades and employment are an extension of natural rights conveyed to people who do nothing more than breathe and sustain life.
Do you mean to tell me that Coach O’Brien made this roster move after watching the performance of these players for just a few plays in ONE GAME? Doesn’t he know that he needs to give Kuhn more time? What if Kuhn’s girlfriend just dumped him? Shouldn’t that be taken into consideration? Maybe he wore the wrong shoes on Thursday night? A few plays in one game?! Is that really ‘fair’? Kuhn has sacrificed so much by coming to Raleigh from Germany. Surely he should get at least a few years to improve his performance before being so cruel as to promote someone in front of him. Doesn’t TOB know anything about the need for continuity and consistency?
The more I think about it, Coach O’Briens blatant disregard for the NC State culture is amazing. It borders on absolute blasphemy in West Raleigh!
TOBTB – Tom O’Brien The Blasphemer!!! What would Jim statusquOblinger say?