Byting a busy Sunday

Lots of stuff going on worth discussing.


  • Philip Rivers finishes the season as the NFL’s most prolific passer with more than 4,700 yards.  Rivers and NC State’s Adrian Wilson both made the Pro Bowl this year and was discussed in this entry that includes some interesting conference analysis.   Wonder how much Wolfpackers care about our former players?  How about our season-long thread titled ‘Norv Turner. Garbage.’ that now expands past 8 pages and is one of the Top 50 most viewed threads in SFN Message Forum history.


  • The University of Maryland has hired (now former) UConn Head Coach, Randy Edsall.  (Some discussion available here).  The move seems to be accompanied by a lot of controversy as the majority of Maryland fans are voicing their unhappiness.  Even though I disagree with their position as I feel Edsall is a great hire, I don’t mind them being unhappy; I do mind voicing the unhappiness with hypocrisy and inconsistent analysis.  Terps fans wanted Mike Leach and say that Edsall has achieved no ‘national prominence’.  They make this statement less than 24 hours after Edsall appeared in a BCS Bowl game; something Mike Leach never did.  What more ‘national prominence’ do they want?


  • Lots of other coaching chatter and changes developing out there and worth watching this week.  I will refer you to our forums for real-time information.  This one about Dabo Swinney at Clemson, who fired two assistant coaches on Sunday, is one of them.


  • Do you think that NC State has a big fan following?  How about the fact that three of the ten most read stories in 2010 at the N&O online were directly about NC State and another was indirectly related?  (Link)



  • Duke tipped-off their ACC Basketball season with an expected win over Miami on a Sunday that saw Wake Forest lose to Gonzaga and Georgia Tech lose to Charlotte.  Boston College has proven to be the surprise of the early season for the ACC, making NC State’s trip to Chestnut Hill on Tuesday, January 11th both a huge opportunity and huge challenge.


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6 Responses to Byting a busy Sunday

  1. ruffles31 01/03/2011 at 11:33 AM #

    I am curious about the Edsall hire. It definitely won’t be a sexy hire, but he is a very good coach. I am glad to see Fridge go because he had our number. Edsall won’t sell tickets, but he did get UConn to the Fiesta Bowl, which is more than ANY State coach can ever say. It will be interesting to see if he can get better players (especially at QB) at Maryland than he did in Storrs.

  2. Daily Update 01/03/2011 at 11:59 AM #

    Why isn’t Edsall considered sexy? Who did they think they were going to hire if Leach wasn’t going to be the guy?

    Strange reaction IMO from Maryland fans.

  3. Wolfman300 01/03/2011 at 12:47 PM #

    Some positive news out of the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic – Tyler Lewis breaks Chris Paul’s scoring record.


    “Tyler Lewis was recognized during the final games for his scoring prowess in the tournament, scoring 30, 34 and then 40 in subsequent games, breaking the tournament scoring record previously held by Chris Paul. Lewis held up the Wolfpack symbol as he accepted his award, as he has committed to NC State.”

  4. WolftownVA81 01/03/2011 at 1:03 PM #

    ^ now that is sexy.

  5. PackerInRussia 01/05/2011 at 12:10 AM #

    Just imagine what Philip Rivers could do without that unconventional throwing motion!

  6. PackerInRussia 01/05/2011 at 12:15 AM #

    Until Leach’s last season (maybe last two?), had he not been considered a coach that can put up big offensive (read: passing) numbers, but couldn’t match it with defense which only allowed them to be a good team, but never great? And his QB’s numbers were considered products of his system and they were never very highly regarded? If it weren’t for that last season, would UMD fans be that upset about not getting him? (not to mention we’re 2-0 against him)
    And for the record, I don’t consider him very sexy either. Maybe more than “The Fridge.” I guess things can only get sexier after him.

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