More CTC From DG

As a follow-up to his previous entry that we discussed here, David Glenn has more from his conversation with Chuck Amato here.

“Let me tell you how close (things can be in college football). All this stuff is close. If Jamie Barnette was redshirted, when I got here (in 2000) he would have been a senior. Then I could have redshirted Philip Rivers. Then Philip would’ve been a fifth-year senior when we were the No. 1 defense in the country. (If Rivers and that 2004 defense were together), who do you think has a chance of playing for the national championship?

“The puzzle hasn’t fit that way yet, you know? It hasn’t overlapped. The offense has been real good when the defense started to come along. Then we had that year (2002) when they were both good, when we won 11 games and the defense was in the top three or four in the statistics of the ACC in three or four different areas, and the offense was as well. But it’s always been a lopsided thing, and we’ve got to get that happy medium there. That’s all part of putting it together.”

Chuck Amato General NCS Football

12 Responses to More CTC From DG

  1. bTHEredterror 08/09/2006 at 8:44 PM #

    This team should at least be balanced, on O and D. We’ll see Coach. No time like RIGHT NOW to get it together.

  2. class of 74 08/10/2006 at 6:03 AM #

    Yeah and Phillip may have decided to go somewhere else if he knew he would have been redshirted. Don’t worry about what might have been in the past just get this thing going now!

  3. Jeff 08/10/2006 at 6:43 AM #

    ^ PR thought that he was going to be redshirted here as he was coming to the program with MOC as head coach and Jatavias Sanders as the starting qb.

  4. wolfpack80 08/10/2006 at 8:41 AM #

    ^^We’ve all been guilty of asking “What if?”, nothing wrong with that as long as you realize that the past is the past.

  5. Cardiff Giant 08/10/2006 at 8:57 AM #

    Jatavis Sanders? Really? I had some vague impression (inaccuate, I suppose) that Olin Hannum was looking at the top spot. Or do I have the year wrong?

  6. joe 08/10/2006 at 9:31 AM #

    And if the NCSU RB had not fumbled the pitch at the 5 yard line in the UNC/NCSU game in Charlotte, Amato might still be an assistant at FSU. (or if the next play had been a TD)

  7. packbackr04 08/10/2006 at 10:14 AM #

    its like my dad always told me “son, if if’s and butts were candies and nuts, we’d all have a very merry christmas”
    sounds like chuck is playing the “if” game

  8. redfred2 08/10/2006 at 10:33 AM #

    What if?

    Pretty much every man’s final thought on the planet.

    Come on Chuckie, fagedaboudit, there is balance on both sides now. Take this opportunity sitting right in front of you now, and make us all believers on the football field this season.

  9. Mr O 08/10/2006 at 1:37 PM #

    The biggest thing that Chuck has needed to learn is how to hire and RETAIN a strong coaching staff to develop some continuity. IMO, that is the easy part. Chuck knows how to do the hard part – convince top players to come to NC State.

  10. GoldenChain 08/10/2006 at 2:06 PM #

    Yeah, and if PR is redshirted then he never gets to play for Chow does he?!
    Then is he ever as good as he ended up (given our crack QB and O coaching since then)

  11. Mr O 08/10/2006 at 5:01 PM #

    Philip would have been good no matter who coached him.

  12. Slader4881 08/10/2006 at 6:27 PM #

    Mr. O I think you are underestimating Chow….. He is clearly one of the best QB coaches in the history of CFB. The NFL remains to be seen, but without him who really knows what happens to PR.

    I really think Chuck makes a very valid point. If you are at a school like State you have to have all of the stars aligned to have any chance at the ACC title let alone the National Championship. If you are at FSU, Miami, OSU etc depth alone keeps you in the hunt every year.

    Making a run at a title is very hit or miss for a school that has very little national football tradition.

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