Caulton, We Couldn’t Have Said It Better

The N&O’s ACC Now Blog posted Caulton Tudor’s Monday article, and it is a must read. Bravo!

(As of 9:10pm ET, the N&O’s ACCNow Blog is encountering technical problems.)

You are going to love this article! And, some Wolfpackers are going to feel compelled to apologize to Caulton Tudor for some criticisms that you have levied against him in the past.

To be fair, Tudor has done a phenomenal job supporting the general historical truth regarding NC State’s Basketball program and tradition over the last few years. This is just another example of it. We here at SFN are very appreciative of his work.

I get a feeling that the ignorance and lack of historical knowledge of college basketball in today’s younger ‘journalist-types’ (Gregg Doyel, Andy Katz, Jim Rome, Adam Gold, Ken Tysiac, etc) frustrate Tudor. (That’s another thing we have in common!) It is almost like the seasoned veteran is taking the clueless class dunce to school. And, he does a damn good job of it!

Last week, we ran an entry that ties very nicely to Tudor’s article called “Because We’re NC State”. We encourage you to read it by clicking here.

When the N&O gets their blog back up you will enjoy “State has every right to pursue name coach”.

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67 Responses to Caulton, We Couldn’t Have Said It Better

  1. cornellpackfan 04/10/2006 at 12:19 AM #

    AAU is Amateur Atheletic Union…..basically it is the summer league for high school sports for the most part….for college basketball prospects the summer league is usually where they can gain major ground for their stock….college basketball coaches are limited in their summer recruiting these days and the coach of a summer league team having a really close tie with a university would be a possible recruiting violation

  2. gotohellcarolina 04/10/2006 at 12:24 AM #

    Only a violation if he exerts undue influence. So he couldn’t wear Tigers gear in any official AAU capacity. But there is no governance on his personal life and whom he chooses to pull for(and rightly so).

  3. gotohellcarolina 04/10/2006 at 12:30 AM #

    “I like the sound of this”

    Wow, same as Barnes offer. I love it! To the SFN point of brand and letting the coach know we don’t see him as any less of ideal candidate than RB.

  4. wolfpacker420 04/10/2006 at 12:33 AM #

    wonderful news I hope, thanks again for the up-to-date coverage this site has covered this issue better than anyone else. Keep it up pack fans our time is here and now!!! Oh captain my captain!!!

  5. cornellpackfan 04/10/2006 at 12:44 AM #

    “tiger fans did act like moses had spoke when he chimed in.”

    exactly…I was seeking to discredit the source a lil proving that he could not be all that close to U of M with his aforementioned AAU ties….I think he has a better idea of info along the recruiting trail especially with where his own players are leaning and that sort of thing, but honestly how much could a high-school coach know about the inner workings of the administration.

    David Glenn is usually relatively knowledgeable about the goings-on around the ACC hopefully he has good sources this time…

  6. gotohellcarolina 04/10/2006 at 12:48 AM #

    Here-in may be the conflict of interest. Maybe he knows, or is, the Memphis version of Murphy. I’m sure the “reviews” of his top two coaches salaries was the reason AD broke off an NCAA event that he had scheduled. What couldn’t wait ’til Monday? HMMMMMM.

  7. beowolf 04/10/2006 at 12:51 AM #

    OK. Their local expert says “the machinery is in motion to come up with the needed resources.” Our local expert says “Calipari was extremely impressed and a little bit surprised by the size of State’s offer.”

    Neither does anything other than suggest a *lean* on the part of Calipari — one in one direction, one in the other. Memphis donors’ coming up with the needed resources doesn’t guarantee he stays anymore than us impressing him with the size of our offer guarantees he comes.

    That sounds to me like a good place for me to call it a night. I expect we’ll know for sure tomorrow.

  8. gotohellcarolina 04/10/2006 at 12:53 AM #

    How can I be expected to work tomorrow under these conditions?! Focus will be limited.

  9. gotohellcarolina 04/10/2006 at 1:04 AM #

    Sweet Dreams Pack Fans. May visions of Johnny C (in a red blazer) dance in your heads.

  10. WestCoast 04/10/2006 at 1:28 AM #

    Hmm, to work or not to work???? I guess I’ll go.

  11. toph23 04/10/2006 at 1:36 AM #

    With the hush-hush nature of Fowler’s dealings with Barnes and Calipari up to this point, I find it hard to believe that the AD, Chancellor, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees would fly to Memphis for a face-to-face unless they knew something would come of it. Those three wouldn’t just hop on a plane to give what amounted to a sales pitch while Coach Cal listened. The whole process has been rumor and back-door negotiations up to this point, real double-naught spy stuff, it just seems out of the character of the search for the State contingient to make so public a move (or a quiet move that they knew would become public as soon as the plane took off) without having their bets savely hedged. Just a thought from a nervous nelly Wolfpacker.

  12. WestCoast 04/10/2006 at 1:47 AM #

    Agreed toph23. Way to hush hush until today. Heck, even Barnes really didn’t start talking until yesterday/today…
    I have to give it to the guys who located that plane/flight. I never would’ve thought of that. I’m looking forward to some sort of news tomorrow. At some point you just got to believe that something’s good going to happen for State Basketball…

  13. wolfpackbball 04/10/2006 at 5:17 AM #

    WOW. My respect for Tudor is way up. I have always read his articles, mostly wearing a cringe on my face, but I am glad to see CT stand up for the pack. Maybe this is the first step of many things to change in the very near future!!!!!
    I HAVE TO KNOW NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT’S UP CAL??????????????????? YOU WILL BE A LEGEND HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. class of 74 04/10/2006 at 6:53 AM #

    The N&O tried to destroy our basketball program in the last days of the Valvano era and I said I would never forget nor forgive them for this. But this article by Caulton Tutor is the best piece on NCSU that’s been written in over 23 years! Thank you Caulton for setting the record straight and redeeming the heritage of our proud program.

  15. 1981packer 04/10/2006 at 7:41 AM #

    I, like many others ,have followed with great interest the search for our new coach…

    surveillance(da plane,da plane) –great stuff here at SFN!

    Early in the week….Barns……NO

    Now Calipari ….?????

    IF… this works out (please!)–looking ahead — we have a “good ” problem to solve….

    What to “rename” the R B C ???

    R- ..Rescued ..rejuvenated…revival …rebuilt…revitalized…
    (pick one)


    Any suggustions???

    I know this is “putting the cart before the horse” etc.
    but it has been 4 years since I attended a game!!

    … Just looking foward to the start of the season!!!!

  16. BladenWolf 04/10/2006 at 9:05 AM #

    Like I said last week around Wednesday…

    “This tunnel vision with RB is making me nervous… The ethical questions about Cal are a joke…. J. Calipari is a great coach and we all will welcome him to Raleigh as the next coach for the Wolfpack!!”

    I still believe.

    Press conference will be scheduled this week.


  1. StateFans Nation » Blog Archive » Thank You, Mr. Tudor: Great State Fans - 09/26/2007

    […] As we’ve said many times in the past…when Caulton Tudor gets something right, he usually REALLY gets it right. This morning’s column is a prime example. […]

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