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Thought I’d add something new to the conversation that has not been discussed.
When V was coaching NCSU had a reputation that was about equal to the best teams in the country. Any possible recruits knew here was a team that had just won two national championships. When V left we had 10 ACC championships, UNC had 10, and Duke only had 7. Twenty-five years later, possible recruits would not list NCSU as equal to KY, UNC, Duke, Kansas. With the changing landscaper (1 and dones), the haves seem to have separated themselves even more than back 30 years ago. It will take a few years of regularly making the tourney and competing with and beating Duke and UNC before recruits see NCSU as a top tier program. I for one am one of these who “fail to see the issue” with Gott because I do not think there is an issue. He has done incredibly well in turning around the NCSU perception and if he continues at the pace he is on, better players will come and kids will see us as one of the top programs again.
The only way to turn it around quicker is to have instant name recognition with a top tier coach. I’m not sure Archi Miller or even Shaka from VCU could do that. I think Gott is building his name and this program. For those that don’t, I hope you have big bucks to give to the Wolfpack club, because they will need it to bring in a “perceived” top 10 coach.
I think if Gott is here when Roy and K retire, our programs will be near the same footing at that is about all we can ask for.