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02/15/2017 at 6:32 PM in reply to: Your “Show of Hands…Who’s Still Here?” U*NC Game Thread #117691
I’m here, but I am not going to watch the game or otherwise pay any attention to it.
Sorry, Pack Hoops, but if your apathy made me apathetic too.
I have heard :
Archie Miller Dayton
Kevin Keatts UNC Wilmington
Greg Marshal WS
Cuonzo Martin CA
Jim Groce Ill (thats a joke)
I wouldn’t mind seeing Levelle Mouton in the mix. The man can coach and his players always give great effort. He also has connections with guys like Dwayne West. Given the right resources, I think he could be a wildly successful HC.
I fully expect yet another wholesale exodus out of the program this year, leaving a skeleton crew to return next year. And I would expect those that leave will do what others have done, that is to imply strongly that Gottfried was untruthful to them in recruiting and that he has mis-managed the team. It is inevitable.
It is clear that Gottfried did not instill high expectations of the team and in individual players. His “cool jacket” comment should have come after the first couple of games when it was clear that this was a lackadaisical squad with no leadership on or beside the court.
Then there is his long running philosophy the defense is an afterthought. No one expects NC State to be Tony Bennett’s UVA redux, but the standing around watching team after team after team take open shots is completely unacceptable. It shows a lack of effort, and a lack of a will to win.
Given that these problems have existed for years, one can reasonably expect that another year or two won’t see any changes.
Debbie Yow has got to make a choice: is she going to do her job, or is she going to continue to enjoy her working retirement and leave this problem to her replacement. Hiding behind “the next AD should choose their own coach” is another way of saying that she wants to collect a paycheck and shirk her responsibilities. And that too is unacceptable.
I wouldn’t count on Arch going to Pitt.
First of all, it’s not exactly in a hotbed of high school basketball. Believe it or not, Jamie Dixon is improving his situation in that regard, as the DFW area has developed quite a rich preps hoops region.
Secondly, it’s Pitt, and at best he would always be a mid-ACC team except in special years. The more pessimistic of us might say the same about NC State, except NC State has one thing Pitt doesn’t: a basketball history and a basketball culture across a wide swath of our fanbase. Pitt doesn’t really offer that.
So why leave a good mid-majors situation for one that has a lot of risk and has a low ceiling?
Did Bilas mention NC State specifically?03/14/2016 at 7:56 PM in reply to: Should Mens BBall Go Back to Reynolds? One former player thinks so. #101375
s chop says if ranking the challenges for the basketball program this would barely make the list.
Yes, we would be pretty mediocre even if we back in Reynolds in all its former glory.
You wont find thoughtful analysis on
that networktelevision on a regular basis.
Television has turned into a vast wasteland where critical analysis is all but banned. “Sell the sizzle, forget the steak!” And these days, there doesn’t even need to be any steak at all.
That two hour selection show yesterday was definitive proof of that phenomenon.03/11/2016 at 7:08 AM in reply to: Should Mens BBall Go Back to Reynolds? One former player thinks so. #101227
Lots of good, rational thinking here, except for the idea that men’s hoops could ever return to Reynolds.
Also, the Hurricanes or some other NHL team will likely be here for the long haul, as this market has proven it can succeed, and the region is still adding population by leaps and bounds. I even read somewhere or other that the population here may pass Charlotte within the next 10-20 years. Wake County already has more people than Mecklenburg County now, so it makes sense. All that says to me that hockey will remain.
Bottom line, however, is that the Canes will eventually want a new arena, and that will be State’s chance to do what Maryland did and build a modern on-campus facility that is built to exclusively meet its own needs. It may be tough to put it on the main campus, but the Centennial Campus area could be perfect, especially since I-440 is so close by.
What State should NOT be seduced by is the siren song of Raleigh’s downtown leaders wanting the Wolfpack Club to help build the downtown arena that they have been wanting forever and ever. If and when there is a new arena built, NC State should take care of NC State, period.
Let’s just hope that Abu, Rowan and the other key elements to next year’s team decide to stay and play in a Pack uniform next year.
That and Dennis Smith Jr.’s knee is 100% healed come October. Actually, the knee will heal up fine as long as he’s doing his rehab, it’s learning to trust it again that can take a little longer.03/08/2016 at 1:38 PM in reply to: State vs Wake in old school ACC Tournament match-up #100909
From the looks of it, this season is already over for too many players.
Guess since it’s a nice day outside, it’s time for baseball and defections from Gottfried’s program…the usual spring stuff.
Seems like every time Capitol Broadcasting’s carriage contract comes up for renewal they try to play hardball and roll out their “we’re a family company versus a mean ole billion dollar enterprise” line to the public. Did it a few years ago, doing it now. On the other hand, this is not Direct’s first rodeo with a local station, and they’re going to try to pay the average market rate and no more.
Truth is, CBC is as much a “family” business as SAS is.
And if I have to pull out the OTA antenna, it will be to get the Greensboro CBS station, WFMY.
It’s said that apathy is the worst thing to happen to a team in sports and to be honest, I didn’t even bother checking the score until after lunch today.
Any thoughts on what kind of offensive philosophy he has?
I’m glad it won’t be Matt Canada developing Jalen McClendon. That gives me hope for the young man to have a good career under center.
I think that Doeren needs to make two important changes: get a new DC and new position coaches below him (especially in the defensive backfield) and also get a new QB coach.
Without parsing through statistics, the eye test on Brissett tells me he regressed this year. For some reason, he seemed to be mostly static in the pocket instead of the dynamic scrambler he was last season. We needed a Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech’s QB) type of passer, someone who could move around, buy time for receivers to get open and then deliver the ball with accuracy. Brissett did neither, and IMO that goes straight back to Matt Canada and his coaching.
I’m quite far from picking up the ole “fire the coach” pitchfork, but next year, as a baseline minimum, Doeren and his staff need to beat a Power Five team that ends their season with a winning record.
He’s not done that yet.
I get the arguments that there are too many bowls. My counterargument is that from mid-December on, there’s going to be a college football game to watch. And that I can live with.
What I wouldn’t give for State to pick up Bud Foster at the end of the year. Would be great for Tidewater recruiting and we’d have a better defense.
Is there a reason why the coaching will not give McClendon playing time?
They must believe that Brissett is ahead of him in terms of ability at this point.
If so, we’re in trouble next year…Jacoby has lost it this afternoon.
I normally loathe noon games, but this may work in our favor a bit — the FSU fans won’t be quite as loud that early.
If State can play a near perfect game — no turnovers, no stupid mistakes that lets Cook run riot, etc. they have a puncher’s chance. I think FSU wins a tight one, but I am not going to write off State’s chances completely either.
No way am I eating anything that’s prepared in the space formerly occupied by the Varsity!
That made me chortle aloud.
I agree completely.
It used to be said that the state of North Carolina was a sea of humility in between two mountains of conceit (SC and VA.)
I think it can be said now that Mount Everest is a mere hill compared to the mountain of arrogance and conceit that is the PR department in Chapel Hill.
I think that sports talk radio is extremely condescending to their audience as a general rule.
That’s why when college seasons starts, I generally avoid the local variety and listen to Sirius-XM College Sports Radio. Granted, it is not with the ACC focus that some may prefer, but there are ex-head coaches and guys like Mark Packer on the air there.
Those officials deserved suspension long before the last kickoff left the tee. I watched almost all of the game (flipping over to the ND-Temple tilt once in a while) and they were a flag-happy bunch that were both missing calls and making questionable ones.
Truth is, the ACC’s football officiating has been getting worse and worse with each successive year. They reached a new low point in Durham last night, but it seems like they’ll exceed that soon enough…they always seem to.
I’m still trying to figure out how State fans were dragged into Joe Ovies’s “narrative.” SMH.