SFN Bids Everett Withers a Fond Adieu

It would be hard to write a more fitting denounement – a half-hearted effort leads to the Holes getting taken behind the woodshed for some sweet, sweet Shreveport schadenfreude. A garbage time TD cut the final margin to 41-24 – but it was never in doubt after the first quarter.

Missouri is hardly a football juggernaut. And as the announcers repeatedly pointed out – there was lots of NFL talent allegedly playing “defense” for the powder blue. Yet the Tigers set an Independence Bowl record for most points in the first half (31).

So…this hilarious, delightful (from a vulpine POV) 2011 season – and Everett Withers’ head coaching career – won’t end with a Gatorade bath. But we appreciate you, big guy. What could be better than a dim-witted, arrogant, lifelong “Wal-Mart fan” in the head coach’s office? One that single-handedly re-animated TOB and the Wolfpack’s 2011 bowl hopes? One that was dumb enough to really think he had a shot at making his temporary appointment permanent, even after that clusterfuck of a week?

That was our old buddy Everett. He will be sorely missed, just like good old Matt Doherty. In my heaven, you fellows have lifetime contracts.

About BJD95

1995 NC State graduate, sufferer of Les and MOC during my entire student tenure. An equal-opportunity objective critic and analyst of Wolfpack sports.

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32 Responses to SFN Bids Everett Withers a Fond Adieu

  1. Old MacDonald 12/26/2011 at 9:23 PM #

    The UNC-CH defense decided to self-impose a bowl ban this year.

  2. BJD95 12/26/2011 at 9:28 PM #

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that were part of their eventual appeal filings.

  3. Old MacDonald 12/26/2011 at 9:37 PM #

    Interactive question for readers: more people at your Christmas dinner or at the Independence Bowl?

  4. Clarksa 12/26/2011 at 9:48 PM #

    A fitting end to the entire Butch Davis era. They sold their soul for a few crappy bowls and 5 straight losses to th Wolfpack.

  5. logarithm 12/26/2011 at 9:50 PM #

    The heartlessness of their pro prospects who don’t want to risk getting hurt because they know they’ll be playing on Sundays is laughable. If they don’t roll over opponents with their self-important, highly touted “skills,” they write it off, think highly ofthemselves and don’t care about losing, just like they did against us. I hope that attitude sticks around like a disease and their pro-style guys don’t bother to adjust to the Hat’s offensive and defensive scheming.

  6. BJD95 12/26/2011 at 9:51 PM #

    I texted my best friend (and Hole fan) that I was sure enjoying the football game. About 5 minutes ago, she finally replied “which one?” Priceless!

  7. old13 12/26/2011 at 9:52 PM #

    Interesting that the Holes were the home team – I suppose because they’re so used to playing in front of so much aluminum! That looked more like a bunch of Friday night bozos than anyone who will be playing on Sundays!

  8. BJD95 12/26/2011 at 10:17 PM #

    I need Colston to outscore Kasay by 10 in order to win my uber-competitive fantasy league for the first time (have played since 1999). So far, a great football day!!

  9. quacko 12/26/2011 at 10:18 PM #

    vulpine or lupine?

  10. Pack78 12/26/2011 at 10:23 PM #

    Pic at the top surely will have the attendance pegged at 62,000…

  11. 61Packer 12/26/2011 at 10:44 PM #

    As a Wolfpack fan, I truly hate to see Everett Withers go. I don’t think he’s nearly as good a coach as BJD95 made him out to be in the above commentary. His awarding the game ball to Butch and his radio interviews about State were priceless. But as a Wolverine fan, I’m excited that he’ll be in Columbus next year, lending his defensive genius to the Urban Legend in their quest to get even with UM. Hopefully he’ll open his mouth about UM next season.

    I haven’t seen a team run through a defense tonight like Missouri did since the second half of this season’s Maryland game here. It was fitting not only that UNC looked like a lost Boy Scout troop, but that they were lost in an empty stadium in one of America’s truly ugly towns, with rain. At least a national tv audience got a peek.

    Missouri isn’t Alabama or LSU, but they may be more of a problem for the SEC East next season than many think. Aside from State winning every game and UNC losing every game, few things would please me more than to see Mizzou and Texas do considerable damage in the SEC next season.

  12. TheCOWDOG 12/26/2011 at 11:06 PM #

    ” I gave him the ball because I wanted to.”

  13. BassPacker 12/26/2011 at 11:20 PM #

    Listed Game attendance: 41,748. Must be using Carolina math.

    Can someone explain the comment “butch davis painted the game balls red” the announcers said during the broadcast?

  14. BJD95 12/26/2011 at 11:38 PM #

    Sweating bullets with a 1.9 point fantasy lead. Yikes.

  15. BJD95 12/26/2011 at 11:50 PM #

    Down to .9, and pretty sure the Saints will stop passing. Any kicker points the rest of the way, and I lose. This is why I should quit fantasy football after this season, I’m about to have a freaking heart attack.

  16. stejen 12/27/2011 at 12:09 AM #

    Got to wonder if Urban Meyer is wondering what he thought when he hired Withers after seeing this half a–ed effort by not only the players but the coaches. Did anybody ever once see Withers get upset with his team on the sidelines. No, he was just happy the season was ending. Would I want a quitter like that on my sideline? I don’t think so.

  17. stejen 12/27/2011 at 12:11 AM #

    But on another note, did everyone notice the support the team received from their supposed over zealous fans? Look at the picture to see how much blue you see in the stands

  18. hoop 12/27/2011 at 12:30 AM #

    Where is Plz2B? We need to get him busy on a Bud Light-style Real Men of Genius commercial for ol’ Everett.

  19. BJD95 12/27/2011 at 12:33 AM #

    Thank God Colston had one catch on that last garbage time drive. Let’s keep the good football mojo working tomorrow!!

  20. tractor57 12/27/2011 at 1:13 AM #

    I’ve been having fun watching the replay of the “bowl” game – seeing a lot of the “bowl”.

  21. BureauOfMines 12/27/2011 at 2:23 AM #

    UNC’s season ends with a thud.

  22. ncsuallday 12/27/2011 at 2:31 AM #

    ^^^nobody cares about your fantasy team. I mean really? just because you post articles on SFN doesn’t mean it’s your open blog

    but don’t worry I’m sure my post will be deleted just like any other that doesn’t fit nicely with the SFN staff preferences

  23. Gene 12/27/2011 at 4:56 AM #

    “Listed Game attendance: 41,748. Must be using Carolina math.”

    I can believe that. I watched the game off and on and there were a lot of Mizzou fans in the stands early on.

    With the game in the bag and it being relatively cold and wet, I can see fans wanting to get to warmer, dryer, places later in the game.

  24. cooldrip 12/27/2011 at 5:40 AM #

    Actually guy it kinda is his blog; he’s shaped it as much as anyone over the years. Hopefully your post stays; it says alot about you…

  25. cooldrip 12/27/2011 at 5:41 AM #

    Oh by the way, I’m pulling for you BJD in your fantasy league!

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