I understand Russell Wilson’s decision on how to proceed with his future is hugely important to the 2010 football team, but this has almost gotten laughable. How many times — and ways — will both Wilson and Tom O’Brien have to talk about his plans in the fall? How many different ways can they both say that Russell will be here? Maybe the better question is when will those questions stop?
He’s coming back, period. He’ll be in Raleigh sometime on August 2 after traveling from Pasco, Washington. A quick look at Expedia has me thinking he’ll have to fly from Pasco to Denver, CO and then catch a direct flight from Denver to Raleigh. There has been no confirmation of flight arrangements but once those are available we’ll make sure to pass along flight and seat numbers.
Anyway, here’s the latest confirmation of Russell’s decision to come back to the Wolfpack in the fall.
Russell Wilson is signed and ready to go for the Colorado Rockies. The organization came to terms with the two sport star from N.C. State earlier this week. He’ll be making his minor league debut any day with the short season Class-A Tri-City Dust Devils in Washington. He is expected to play second base.
Reports from earlier in the week said his contract would allow him to play football with N.C. State this Fall. The Northwest League doesn’t conclude until early September. And N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien has said all along that if Wilson is to play football this Fall, he must be with the Pack on August 1, the start of training camp.
“He’s definitely coming back. I talked to him on Saturday night. He just signed his contract. He talked to his mother, his brother, he was all excited. But he said coach, ‘I’ll be there the 1st of August,”Â O’Brien told The Insiders Wednesday morning on 620 The Buzz.“Speaking with his adviser, that’s what he called him, multiple times over the weekend, everything was structured in the contract. And with his arrangement with Colorado that he would be released August 1 to come back to State and report on the 2nd.”
For those folks who need just a bit more assurance that Wilson will be in Raleigh in the fall here’s some video from WRAL.