Floyd Will Succeed

Just found this to be an interesting article. (Surely Trout will as well.)

It never ceases to amaze me how the entire world inherently recognizes the prominent impact that coaches have on programs while so many NC State fans consistently fail to grasp the concept.

One of the first things I did after I took this job was call Billy Donovan because my track record at Iowa State, Idaho and New Orleans was different than what I wanted to do here,” Floyd said. “At those places I had taken juco guys and transfers because at those places, no year was more important than the next year. But here it’s about the long-term approach. So I called Billy because I’m trying to go about this not unlike how he built his program at Florida.

“Few people remember that he won 13 games his first year and 14 his second year,” Floyd concluded. “But what Billy did was target great young players and get involved with them in their freshman and sophomore years. It takes time to build it that way. But that’s really what I’ve tried to do here, to follow the blueprint that they laid at Florida because I’m trying to win a national championship, too.”

Final prediction: He will.

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4 Responses to Floyd Will Succeed

  1. Trout 08/08/2006 at 7:35 AM #

    Who is Tim Floyd? 🙂

  2. class of 74 08/08/2006 at 1:38 PM #

    I totally agree the on the importance of the head coach to any college sport. This is why I think we should be closely examining our football program’s direction during the coming season.

  3. Mr O 08/08/2006 at 4:29 PM #

    Considering we just hired an NBA assistant that we never would have considered if he wasn’t an alumnus as our basketball coach, then I hope our fans will show some patience this season. If we do have to replace Amato, then it will be with a coach with a lot less experience and pedigree than Amato.

  4. Jeff 08/08/2006 at 11:26 PM #

    Patience is not going to be an issue for Sidney. Just like it wasn’t for Herb in his first four and a half years.

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