Found this statement to be interesting in the way that it was worded as the department isn’t putting up much of a denial around WTVD’s report that Mark Gottfried will not be back in west Raleigh next year. Instead, the department is choosing to come out strong around the part of the report that NC State has already sent out ‘feelers’ to alumnus and current Dayton Head Coach, Archie Miller.
— Fred Demarest (@Fred_Demarest) February 14, 2017
Of course, any potential connection with Archie Miller and/or any other potential coaching candidate would never be done directly and wouldn’t even be led by an official member of the Athletics Department. So, all of these reports and denials are generally semantics.