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Yep. Looks like Saddiq Bey is out of his LOI. Bummer.
Hopefully we are done with the departures.
In better news, my son is watching the new Ritchie Rich. He has a “robot” French maid.
Glad to see these guys get their sea legs back. They were playing some great baseball before the streak…so good that a game losing streak didn’t jeopardize a tournament bid (though it may have taken us out of the super regional hosting seed.) Still, if we right the ship now, we can hang with anyone. Also, the bump in the road may have been perfect timing. I am a firm believer in the philosophy that unless you have once in a lifetime talent, very long winning streaks are not the way to head into postseason – you may be worrying more about streak than opponent. (See UVA basketball this year.)
Stick. You may be surprised, but politics never come between friends on my end. JD and I communicate rather often.
Hell no, I won’t ever go to the right…doesn’t mean we can’t humanoid together
Nor should it ever. That’s a huge problem in this country right now, politics are too important.
Life is too short to hold petty grudges over political beliefs.
Enjoying this year and hope it continues. Baseball season is long and we play like 30 conference games and everyone else seems to play like 24.
Gotta agree with Rye and Tau here. Yurt came up big for us this year and I hate to see him go. A lot of our “fans” should be delighted since they seemed to do nothing but complain about him. Regardless, you don’t have to look at what we are chasing to realize, we will miss his offense next year.
I thought he made huge strides last year and would have expected the same this year. However, I understand the business end of this decision. He is taking a long view trying to maximize his eligibility and free education.
Like others, I think part of the issue was that Yurt wanted specific instruction for his overall skillset, and he likely thought that this staff wanted a specific skillset and their offensive and perhaps more importantly, defensive skillset didn’t fit in well with that template.
Grey – I do enjoy your optimistic takes. It’s a good counter-balance to the VA Wolf posts that will be more pessimistic. It’s a wise move to pay attention to both viewpoints.
I was glad to see DD’s building yield some fruit last year. I am looking forward to seeing what he can do on the recruiting trail and what part 2 will look like. I do think that it can’t be understated just how strong we have become in the trenches – and how unusual that is for NC State football. Back to back 1000 yard runners. I think that says a lot (and only an injury kept that from happening 3 years in a row.
DD passed the test last year. What was missed last year is that the d actually took a step back…hard to believe with the talent we had, but it did. I have been conflicted on Dad’s tenure for a while.
I see lots of good things and I really like what he has done in terms of program building, but he has struggled in getting conference wins and until last year – winning the close games.
I don’t think he’s out of the woods yet. As good as last year was, the difference between our best conference record and another 3-5 year may have been Nyheim Hines. He had key runs which tilted the field vs Pitt, BC and UNC-Ch. But, consistency begs here – and you throw the close losses out the door with close wins and figure you break even. But, regardless, if we are going to keep our gains, guys are going to have to make plays like Nyheim did when the game is on the line. Maybe it’s Jakobi Meyers or Harmon, maybe the frosh receiver who showed just how much he cares about winning after a fumble on/over the goal line in Winston (seriously folks, that’s the passion you need.) Maybe Finley continues his growth and emerges somewhere between Brisset and RW and Philip Rivers.
Grey – good call on DL coach. He stepped into a great situation. I suspect we lose our OL coach shortly. He had done a fantastic job and I doubt we can keep the 1% at Bay too long, but apparently we did last year. I should be worried about this unit, but I have a lot of confidence in this coach.
DiVenzo channeling his inner Grayson Allen.
Nova getting in some foul trouble. Will that be enough? Probably nt if they don’t hit foul shots.
Yep Tex. They wonder why things are so crazy….just look at that nod and a wink towards domestic violence. Wrong is wrong…and if the commercial would be incredibly offensive if the roles were reversed, perhaps you should take a step back
Good action thus far. 2 teams that are really fun to watch.
So, this direct TV commercial they just played with the girl throwing stuff out the window…. Imagine the polar opposite of that commercial and the outrage that would follow.
Rye – Syracuse never has a lack of talent – and their pace can be very deliberate as well. Unlike UVa – they will push it, but they are very adept at the slow down game. At one time, boeheim had that monkey on his back. Now his teams play with a swagger in the big dance because they believe they can beat anyone. (You may want to contrast this with some of his stronger recent teams that fell apart.)
As for Roy – all he did at Kansas was go to multiple final fours. The man can coach. He has 3 national championships at unc-ch and may end up with more.
Personally, I think UVa gets over the hump in the next 2 or 3 years. This year they overachieved big time until the tournament. And I think that the injury made them feel sorry for themselves – and self pity gets you nowhere.
Yes. But it definitely happens to some schools more than others
UVa who was known before for perhaps the biggest regular season upset in college basketball (Chaminade when Ralph was there) is now known for the greatest post season upset in college basketball history.
We lost double digit leads to Vandy and SLU to advance in the tournament.
Arizona has choked in the tournament under Miller.
Texpack – were you or your kids approached by shoe companies or school alumni offering them money?
And Bruce Pearl is a heck of a coach.
Ok. I am kinda cheesed off. if Clemson holds on we will have beaten 3 sweet 16 teams.
I don’t always agree with Golden Chain but he hit the nail on the head here. The current system – where hundreds of millions legal dollars are distributed to coaches, athletic departments, conferences and the NCAA, while offering only scholarships to their highest producers ( the same they offer a volleyball player who generates negative revenue) – is exploitation at its finest. Now, just because most of the time there is a lot of gold at the end of the rainbow for the most valuable producers doesn’t mean it isn’t exploitative.
If the NCAA and schools took the high ground and didn’t seek to maximize the revenue from these kids it would be one thing. However, they are the critical cogs in a system that seeks to extract every penny they can from these kids before they move on.
The NBA appears to want to do the right thing. The NCAA should follow suit. Allow underclassmen to declare for the draft and opt out if they don’t like where they were selected or who selected them.
And by the way, schools – it would probably be a good idea if you decided to admit kids on their academic abilities rather than their athleticism.
Rye – good point about the fatigue.
Interesting offseason and new season coming up. Looking forward to seeing what Keatts does with his upcoming rosters.
Just ask the Gridiron Tar Heels- you gotta stop folks.
If we win turnover battle and prevent layup line, we will win.
Excited for tomorrow, would like to play Friday more.
1) There’s tons of money at stake and no one can honestly say we are dealing with any kind of “fair market” for the only 2 sports that generate money for the major conferences.
2) Because these markets are so dysfunctional and lack transparency, you can’t really expect fairness by key players.
3) Most of the participants in said sports are not at college based on their academic merits. This creates other challenges and further exasperates the lack of transparency and motivation to cut corners.
4) As Bill rightly points out, one the game starts all these issues have a way of disappearing to most fans. It’s the reason items 1-3 don’t bother most consumers enough to change their behavior.
5) The NBA season is way too long and is largely a contest between winners of the genetic lottery.
6) Golf is the pro sport (next to NFL) that I even make an effort to watch. Not so coincidentally, it’s also the sport where officials matter the least (though the unethical and/or stupid media) is actively trying to change that.
Real Interesting data on bracket matrix out there.
Of the 187 brackets they track, only 1 of them appears to have gotten all 68 teams right. Thee coventional wisdom was that USC would go (who was in 173 brackets) and then st. Mary’s would go (who was in 87).
Instead Arizona State (62 votes) and Syracuse (23 votes) stole the last 2 bids.
Joey Brackets looked like he tied for 70th (out of those 187.)
Dance card must be on spring break… They missed on USC, Marquette, Mtsu, and St. Mary’s getting in (leaving out Creighton, Cuse, Arizona State and FSU.)
To me, it seems like the committee really emphasized quality wins as some of those shunned – Louisville, USC, MTSu and St. Mary’s – didn’t have a lot of them or definitely had less than their bubble brethren.
We are c-hair close.
Dance card is updated and we are #34. Lunardi has a down a couple of spots. Bracket matrix has us in 72 of 76 and a 10 seed. Going to be sweating it come mañana
Me too texpack. Our RPI is the worst of any team “in”. We did ourselves zero favors with our first round loss combined with the Georgia tech loss. Win either of those games and we are on easy street. Most brackets have us in but this year has been a case study of what happens when bad scheduling meets with a bad last last 3 games. I think a lot of wolfpackers are whistling through the proverbial graveyard. If we are a 10 or 11 that will show just how close we were to being out of this thing.
Kind of like how Laettner’s “stomp” has been made a part of popular lore, while no one ever talks about Stackhouse’s stomp of Bryant Feggins
And in other news, NC State was subpoenaed by the FBI. Deb, I really hope you know what you were doing and what your coaches have done.
Botb ; that model doesn’t exist anymore. Kids don’t roam neighborhoods and play pick up like we used to do.
My son isn’t really competitive, and unlike his Dad, doesn’t like sports in general. He doesn’t like to follow set rules – which sports rely upon. I stopped trying to get him to them except for some exercises and swimming (which I consider a survival skills.)
Of course, now he seems to realize maybe he would like to play a sport or two, but he’s afraid of not doing well (understandable). I told him I would work with him so he’s up to speed, and if his effort and attitude were fine, I didn’t care how he did And that pretty much ended that conversation because it involved “work” and “effort”.
My sister in law told me what one of my nephew’s coaches in Hong Kong said. Kids are either warriors or butterflies. My son is definitely a butterfly.