Obviously there is much more to this story than the reports out tonight, but tonight’s development is still worth discussing, even if it’s briefly. Multiple sources confirmed to Jeff Graveley (WRAL) and others Wednesday that the list of possible AD candidates has been narrowed to six. Nevermind the fact that Chancellor Woodson asked for three names, the committee headed by Smedes York gave him six. Hmmm.
I’m not sure exactly what this means just yet. It could mean that all six of these candidates are so good that the committee feels like all of them deserve a shot. But that seems way to “wholesome” of a reason so let’s go with the committee had problems coming to a consensus. Maybe some folks wanted “their guy” to be ensured a spot and therefore became unwilling to compromise. It’s hard to know at this point but hopefully more will come out in the near future. According to Woodson’s previous statements about the search, this should all be over in about a month anyway so we’ll all know soon enough.
Here’s WRAL’s report on what’s happened during the last couple of days.
WRAL has learned through multiple sources that current Wolfpack Club executive director Bobby Purcell is among the six remaining candidates to become N.C. State’s next director of athletics.
Current Appalachian State athletic director Charlie Cobb is not in the final mix of six. Cobb was a member of the N.C. State athletics department from 1998 to 2005 serving as the Wolfpack’s senior associate athletics director for external operations.
Stay tuned for much more in the next couple of days and the next few weeks.