O’Brien’s Wolfpack can’t even get on TV in last weekend

The tea leaves are a lot more clear after Mike Archer’s defense allowed 62 points in yesterday’s embarrassment in Death Valley; and the ‘intangible’ metric of ‘excitement’ and fan support for Coach Tom O’Brien and NC State’s football program is certainly not going to be a positive. Do you need another example?

This morning, the Atlantic Coast Conference mini-Big-East announced the television schedule for next weekend’s games. Boston College’s visit to Raleigh will be the only game featuring an ACC school that will not be on television next week.

Duke? They’ll be on TV!

Wake playing traditionally lowly Vanderbilt? Well, they make it because Vanderbilt went and hired a high energy coach that in just two years has made them exciting and relevant (to everyone but their own fans – did you see their half empty stadium last night?) Oh, the irony of that one!

Saturday, November 24
Georgia Tech at Georgia, ESPN, Noon #GTvsUGA
Virginia @ Virginia Tech, noon ET on ESPNU #UVAvsVT
Miami (Fla.) @ Duke, 12:30pm on ACC Network #MIAvsDUKE
Boston College @ NC State, 3pm on ESPN3 #BCvsNCSU
Maryland @ North Carolina, 3pm on RSN #MDvsUNC
Florida @ Florida State, 3:30pm ET on ABC (national) #UFvsFSU
Vanderbilt @ Wake Forest, 3:30pm ET on ESPNU #VANDYvsWAKE
South Carolina @ Clemson, 7pm ET on ESPN #SCARvsCLEM

I wonder how Tom O’Brien is supposed to elevate his lowly recruiting heading out on the trail over the next couple of months selling kids on a program that can’t even get on television for their last conference game of the year?

God knows that we need the help — particularly on defense as it would be nice to find enough defensive speed to stop a TIGHT END from running for a 69 yard touchdown like we experienced yesterday!

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10 Responses to O’Brien’s Wolfpack can’t even get on TV in last weekend

  1. Wulfpack 11/18/2012 at 12:35 PM #

    No worries, I wouldn’t have watched anyways. Rivalry weekend.

    It does kind of suck though as this is likely the swansong for both TOB and Spaz.

  2. 61Packer 11/18/2012 at 12:36 PM #

    Tom O’Brien WAS on tv here this weekend, for nearly 4 hours!

    And that was enough for me, and I suspect it was enough for other Pack fans who had to sit through it as well.

  3. blpack 11/18/2012 at 1:08 PM #

    I hate that it ends this way, if that is the case. However in year 6 State should be a 6-5 team. Beat the teams we are supposed to beat, especially from the lowly Coastal division, and everyone would feel better about the program and making plans to go see State in a bowl. Staff needs to get younger and more innovative.

  4. PackFamily 11/18/2012 at 1:30 PM #

    Not only does this suck, but it illustrates the short-sightedness of going after “TV Markets” rather than the actual eyeballs in each market. While we shoulder part of the blame here for sucking late in the season, playing BC is a big reason this is not televised, as we normally draw strong crowds. We brought in BC to the ACC because of the Boston TV market. Problem is, very few watch BC there or anywhere else in NE. And now that they are back to being bad in both sports, no one else cares to watch them. All-in-all this was a terrible move to bring them in. I would rather lose them to the BE than MD to B10

  5. daly 11/18/2012 at 1:54 PM #

    I get a little tired of the “hes in year 6, he should be better”. lets be honest TOB really hasn’t put forth a team where the D or the O was dominant in any year. Heck IMO the only reason anyone likes TOB at all is he had an amazing RW run for his life for 3 years and a decent system guy in Glennon that can make good throws when the O has a rhythm.

  6. nouveau wolf 11/18/2012 at 3:23 PM #

    ^^^ That’s a pretty valid point…

    Though, I would upgrade “decent” to “very good” re: Glennon.

  7. DC_wolf 11/18/2012 at 3:56 PM #

    …just as well… after what I sat through yesterday I wouldn’t be watching.

    What a year – a team that was returning Amerson; 1 of the most experienced secondaries in the conference, coming off an impressive win over Louisville in a bowl, & what do they do? Give up 2 all-time ACC records: passing yards to a mediocre Miami & Ttl offense to Clem’s son.

    O the irony – if O’Brien’s last game just happens to be against BC…

  8. Pack Mentality 11/19/2012 at 8:40 AM #

    Please don’t let us get into a bowl game within driving distance and look bad for nobody going to the game.

  9. WolftownVA81 11/19/2012 at 12:21 PM #

    No way would I pay to see this team play – this year or next unless we have a new Head Coach. At this point, Archer and Bible aren’t enough of a change for me.

  10. flippinPACK 11/21/2012 at 2:55 PM #

    smh… free speech much? i hope people show some love to the seniors who will be playin their last game… UNC fans are fair weather; State fans are not

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