Quote of the Day

Color me so friggin confused that I don’t know which way is up when I read the following statement from this article.

“But the challenge of coaching Maryland and competing in the ACC, against such powerhouses as Duke and North Carolina, was too hard to resist.”

What the *#$!

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28 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. redwolf87 05/11/2011 at 11:29 PM #

    I don’t think you can ignore the relationship that Turgeon has had with Roy Williams over the years.

    You know how Williams recruited kids to UNC back when he was Smith’s right-hand henchman, related to what he said about NCSU. Can you imagine what he may have told Turgeon when he may have seriously considered taking our job?

    But, yeah, that comment taken in context with everything we’ve heard from Goodman/Parrish, as well as other national media…stunning.

    I’d love to get a straight answer regarding that comment from either of those idiots.

  2. travelwolf 05/12/2011 at 12:45 AM #

    If you are 300 miles away, it’s a challenge; if you are only 30 miles away, it’s a burden. Probably because he won’t be recruiting against them.

    Of course, it’s all subjective – that is, in the mind of the beholder.

  3. quypack93 05/12/2011 at 1:22 AM #

    Oh really, so State, UNC and Duke are only allowed to recruit players within the 30 miles radius? That is an old, tired argument reserved only for idiotic national sports writers to make. Seems some of our fans Ha’s begun to buy into it.

    So the difference between a burden and a challenge is 270 mies? Really? This sounds like something a tv talking head comes up with in the middle of a sports week when he runs out of useless things to say:-)

  4. aevanee 05/12/2011 at 2:30 AM #

    How many times a year do we actually lose out on recruits to UNC or Duke, from triangle (and surrounding area)? Honest question, but I’d guess that its not often, considering how many kids from NC they typically have on their roster. I’m also inclined to guess that MD actually loses as many recruiting battles to UNC and Duke as we do.

    I think its pretty clear the local media holds us to a double standard when comparing NC State to other similar schools. I also think its been clear for a long time now.

  5. wolfonthehill 05/12/2011 at 6:01 AM #

    You can hear the reverence bleeding through. Good job, Debbie. 🙂

    I’m seriously not sure if this is what I’d want (excited about the challenge), or if I’d be pissed (don’t put them on a pedastal).

    I’m happy with MG regardless… time to go.

  6. BJD95 05/12/2011 at 6:39 AM #

    Turgeon is a great coach who’s very much up to the challenge. He even fired a shot across the Yow bow, by referring to GW and the “sabotage” concept.

    Hurry up, football season!!

  7. 87stategrad 05/12/2011 at 6:42 AM #

    At the Wake County Coach’s Caravan, someone asked MG about playing Duke on a more regular home and away schedule. His response was, “I wish we could play them 3-4 times a year”.

  8. graywolf 05/12/2011 at 6:53 AM #

    Time for NC State to step up and face the challenge ahead. I really think that Woodson and Yow are committed to excellence and will get the right people in place either this time or the next.
    Yow is a native north carolinian and grew up a state fan. She has passion of the university which has been needed for a Long time.
    Woodson, I think, really believes that NC State can become the premier public institution in the current climate of the world…..technology, engineering, agriculture etc… We still need innovation, and we have to find new ways to feed 7 to 8 billion people. A liberal arts degree from Carolina does not get you what it once did.
    I like his concept and his dream for NC State.
    Woodson has stated that one way to get you name recognition is through athletics…..He believes in the pack and so do I.

    A proud alumnus.

  9. wolfie91 05/12/2011 at 8:12 AM #

    I think you should clarify that the statement is not a quote from Turgeon but rather a quote from the article’s author.

  10. UnclePen 05/12/2011 at 8:22 AM #

    Wolfie right… Turgeon didn’t say it David Ginsburg the AP Sports Writer did. Tool.

  11. ADVENTUROO 05/12/2011 at 8:26 AM #

    It is probably a given that Turgeon talked to Old Huckaberry Two Ringer about the job….maybe when (and I do think that he was interviewed by Debbie Yow) he was approached by us. He probably gave his more advice on how to wring out the last dollar……who knows, maybe Roy and Mark share the same agent.

    Regardless of HOW you slice and dice their resumes, Coach Gottfried comes up a little bit better. So, therefore, maybe you pay him 10 – 15% more…..SO, if Coach G’s total compensation is $1.2 Million, then Turgeon should be in the $1.0 Million range.

    WHOA, Kemo Sabe, how much did you say that Maryland is paying Coach Turgeon? You did NOT say $2.8 Million. You gotta be kidding. Why even the rich doctors and lawyers of the Billy Goat Club would not pay THAT much.

    SO, we shall see how this plays out. Bookmark the pages with Coach Lowe’s and Coach Gary Williams’ records and do a comparison each year. Also look at the NCSU v MD record.

    I know that BJD95, who is still being monitored and not allowed the use of any sharp instruments, is ready for football….but if you look at the record of TO’B v Butchie (overall and also in OUR series), you prove my point. Throwing big Billy Goat money at a coach does NOT make him win…

    Coach G, we like you…..Coach T, you were a little too tenative…

  12. packalum44 05/12/2011 at 9:16 AM #

    In a word, he’s “fearless”. Remember that quote I will never forget it. Symbolizes Yow’s mindset.

    Yow could have had Turdgeon. She did not like what she saw.

  13. StandUpAndHowl 05/12/2011 at 9:51 AM #

    It’s all about media attention. At Maryland the only other local major program is Georgetown. But they are not winning championships. At State you have to fight two championship programs for attention. That quote has nothing to do with a “challenge”.

  14. TOBtime 05/12/2011 at 9:58 AM #

    Turgeon better bring more than 1 “Shaka-esque” run in the tourney or he’s going to be owned by Duke and unx the way he was by KU and TX.

    We’ll see who’s laughing a year from now. One thing even the media can’t laugh at is cold hard facts from the actual results. Sabotage? Please dude.

  15. oceanman 05/12/2011 at 10:26 AM #

    Seems that the blues have everyone else in the league us right where they want us, looking up from below. Coach K deserves the accolades, He has proven homself on both the college and the international stages. One might not care much for him as a person but he is a great coach that finds a way to get the maximum preformance out of his players, 40 minutes a game, 30 games a year. But Roy is just another UNX pig and deservces nothing. His program is a reflection of the football program, a stopping off place for players going to the “prose”.

  16. packalum44 05/12/2011 at 11:21 AM #

    “If I was apprehensive, I wouldn’t be standing here,” Turgeon said at his formal introduction Wednesday. “I had a great conversation with Gary, and he made me feel comfortable. I know Gary’s not going to try to sabotage Maryland basketball.”

    How do those sour grapes taste Turdgeon??????

  17. wufpup76 05/12/2011 at 11:26 AM #


    All one can do is laugh.

  18. packalum44 05/12/2011 at 11:36 AM #

    Whether you like Turdgeon or not no way in hell the guy is worth 2.5-2.8 million. Seriously? Either he was the “revered” guy or Yow told him to quit flattering himself and f-off after he asked for that kind of dough.

    Kevin Anderson is Lee Fowler with a blank checkbook. SCARY!!!!

  19. BloggerEsquire 05/12/2011 at 12:30 PM #

    Seems to me that between football and basketball, Maryland has made two pretty strong hires. I wouldn’t be surprised if they outperform either or both our football & basketball programs in the next five years. (Of course, that hasn’t been a high bar lately.)

    Hopefully both programs will improve and strengthen the conference.

  20. Pack84 05/12/2011 at 1:16 PM #

    ^ No. Hopefully Maryland will go piss up a rope.

  21. Texpack 05/12/2011 at 1:47 PM #

    ^”It’s all about media attention. At Maryland the only other local major program is Georgetown. But they are not winning championships. At State you have to fight two championship programs for attention. That quote has nothing to do with a “challenge”.”

    We have a winner! It has never been nearly as much about recruits as it has been about media attention and treatment. I grew up as a Wolfpack fan but because I wasn’t living in the triangle I had no clue how skewed the media coverage/treatment was until I was on campus and subjected to the local media on a daily basis. You have to have thick skin and you have to believe in yourself enough to think that you can make the NC State program successful enough to cut into the coverage of the other two programs.

  22. kyjelly 05/12/2011 at 3:59 PM #

    Tex^ In basketball we have to compete to be thier rivals ,lately we have not we are rivals in geography alone in hoops.

  23. 61Packer 05/12/2011 at 5:48 PM #

    +1 for MG saying he wishes we could play Duke 3-4 times a year.

  24. john of sparta 05/12/2011 at 6:24 PM #

    “Yow is a native north carolinian and grew up a state fan.”
    maybe…but her Idol is Dean Smith:

  25. bmamba101 05/12/2011 at 8:00 PM #

    At least Roy has a national championship or two. We should never have forced Sloan and Coach V to leave. That was the start of our downfall.

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