Vitale: Could be a Great Moment for Sendek and State

Dick Vitale screamed the praises of Herb Sendek and NC State on ESPN’s Sportscenter this morning. He went so far as to comment that NC State could pull the upset, especially if Cedric Simmons plays well, and that “this could be a great moment for Herb Sendek and NC State.”

This is exciting build up for this afternoon’s game.

I just wish that after ten years of trying that our coach had our program to a point where we didn’t perform so poorly during the year that every win wasn’t a friggin “upset”. Can someone give us some kind of time table of when our performance during the year would be good enough so that we could earn some seedings that we didn’t have upset better teams?

I’d love to see us be one of the better teams more often than not.

More on the Dick Vitale conversation can be found by clicking here.

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9 Responses to Vitale: Could be a Great Moment for Sendek and State

  1. Jeremy 03/19/2006 at 11:09 AM #

    SFN – you’ve already posted this exact comment on four other entries. Let’s try to limit the redundancy. Thanks!

  2. class of '74 03/19/2006 at 11:21 AM #

    Vitale was on local radio here friday and said maybe Herb should leave that anyone would love to have him and his 5 consecutive NCAA bids. After watching Dickie V for 25 years now I’m still waiting for him to say anything derogatory about any basketball coach. If Dickie V. did the weather instead of sports his forecast would always be sunny with light breezes and 75 degrees.

    Well Dickie V. please keep promoting Herb all you can and maybe then someone might come calling for his services! So far there have been few takers.

  3. Withheld 03/19/2006 at 12:28 PM #

    Well I’ve met Vitale and spent about thirty minutes talking to him, and it was clear he loved Sendek as a person but not so much as a coach. He is a Duke homer and is full of $hit. I’ll listen to a game in silence before I listen to him.

  4. Jeff 03/19/2006 at 12:34 PM #

    ^ I, too had the opportunity to spend some good time with Vitale. He actually referenced me in a speech once in Las Vegas to about 6,000 people. It was very cool. Our conversations focused much more on Jimmy V than Herb Sendek. I’m sure that most people can understand why.

  5. El Scrotcho 03/19/2006 at 1:40 PM #

    There’s something to be said for waiting until the end of the season to really start stoking the fires of unrest – it sure looks like the fanbase will have have egg on its face again and still stuck with the same sorry coaching situation. I guess you can’t go to war if you’re not willing to incur some casualties on your own side.

    Of course its hard to organize and channel the collective anger of a mob at the appropriate time, especially in the age of instant information and instant feedback.

    I hold out hope that Herb will head to greener pastures of his free will, but I have this sick feeling in my stomach that we’re going to be right back where we started.

  6. Wolfpack Willie 03/19/2006 at 2:07 PM #

    Regarding a change of coach:

    “He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.”
    Francis Bacon

    “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”
    Winston Churchill

  7. Rick 03/19/2006 at 2:48 PM #

    The pro Herb spin has commmenced.
    Expect to see Jed Clampett make a “full support” statement shortly.
    I am resigned to this purgatory forever.

  8. Cardiff Giant 03/19/2006 at 8:17 PM #

    Ahem – We see the Dickster proven wrong … again.

  9. Jeff 03/19/2006 at 8:55 PM #

    But he was so close!!! By the way…State lost by a margin greater than any other second round game in this year’s tournament. So, in effect, Vitale could not have been more wrong about his thoughts on this game.

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