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…and I just wish we would set our sights higher.
I’ve been here a while, but not nearly as long as a lot of the posters here. My personal opinion is that this site strikes a pretty good balance. Review the posts for the last month, you’ll see that the vast majority are related to NC State sports.
It’s important to occasionally shine a bright light on the cess pool in Orange County precisely for the reason that very few others will do it. A big part of the overall story is the extreme disinterest among all parties who could hold UNC accountable. Regardless of what the population at large may think, this site, along with one or two others, is largely responsible for the continued attention. Without diligence and persistence, this story would have died years ago.
If I could be assured that some crack investigative team was on the job and regularly reporting, I’d be happy to abdicate. But we’ve seen clearly that’s not the case. As I’ve said in numerable posts before, all I want is a level playing field. Once I get that, I’ll happily ignore those bastards. But until I get it, I reserve my right to illuminate what I see and to call it as I see it.
I also like these goals. I’ve borrowed from our HR department when I set project goals for my project managers, in that we try to make them follow the ubiquitous SMART formula: each goal should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Each one of these goals satisfies those requirements. At the end of the season, it will be very easy to say whether or not the team met each goal.
Some goals should be things that just get done, without a lot of thought, almost “taken for granted”. Goals #1,#2 fit this category. Sometimes you wonder why you say it out loud, it’s so “obvious”. But it’s important to do so, to focus attention on the goals, and to have them front and center during the season.
It’s also important for future individual and program development to have stretch goals. #5 and #7 fit that, to me. #5 simply because of the preponderance of WTF penalties in strange situations last year. Hard to turn that culture on a dime and move that far, that fast.
IMO, by far, the most difficult goal is #7. But, for reasons enumerated above, it’s well within the realm of possibility. We can beat FSU at home, but it’ll take really good execution of a tailored game plan. It’s hard for such a young team to execute to that level with enough consistency to approach such a goal. But it’s achievable.
I like the way this coach thinks.
UNC alums need not apply?
Hey, Wuf, not so sure. Found another description of the job here. Including additional info:
Hiring Range: $10.61-$11.00/per hour
Maybe it IS for UNC-CH graduates. How many other graduates of “properly accredited institutions” would work for that?
This is going to shock some of you, but I filtered the results by the job “Working Title” of “Class Checker” and opened the search to all campuses. It’s strange, but the ONLY university in the entire system with that position opening is….UNC-CH.
This seems to suggest that the PWB who determine hiring/firing/positional needs thinks that out of the entire UNC system, class checkers are only needed at UNC-CH. That can’t be right, can it? The self-proclaimed FLAGSHIP needs extra bodies to keep their student-athletes in class, but nobody else does?
Guess it’s possible that UNC-CH is the only school with an OPEN position. Now off to see if there’s a site that will give me current employees across the system…
The pressure is on for the D to step up specifically against this opponent. Looks like our offense can outgun their’s, but only if our offense is on the field. We need marked improvement from the front 6 against the run.
I’ve no doubt that this has been the focus of defensive preparations, so it will be interesting to see the extent to which these youngsters can execute the plan in a road environment. Some quick stops early on will be a huge confidence builder.
Twenty-four hours out, and Twitter this morning is still reporting the starting USF QB (White) to be a game-time decision. How bad is that next quarterback?
I believe we’ll see continued improvement on the D this week. USF’s offense is far more unidimensional that what we’ve seen so far, so our young D unit can focus very effectively during preparations.
Biggest concern is that we’ve given up some monster single plays – have to watch out for that in the form of the USF offense trying to keep us honest.
If our offensive improvement continues, they’ll have trouble keeping us out of the end zone.
With young teams, anything is possible. Likely a nail-biter, and thus very entertaining.09/11/2014 at 12:19 PM in reply to: Researcher Lies About Everything, Guess Where His Legit Degree Is From #56005
Oh, and I’m with Grey on his first post. Respectfully request that the thread title be updated to expunge the work “Legit”. At the very least, let’s put it in quotes.09/11/2014 at 10:32 AM in reply to: Researcher Lies About Everything, Guess Where His Legit Degree Is From #55999
This also works: “spank a roan ho”.
And with that, I’ll leave things alone.
Ah, the UNC connections providing a vast canvas for our collective fun…09/09/2014 at 10:57 AM in reply to: NC State Football By The Numbers – Post ODU Edition #55848
enjoy the wins because there aren’t going to be many.
Unfortunately, I think this is true. Defensive improvement is there from wk1 to wk2, but man, it’s slow in coming. We may win an unexpected one on a really good offensive day in shootout fashion, but looks to be a long year.
BUT, I will enjoy watching the offense this year!
Does every J-school graduate sell their soul before the diploma ink is dry, or just the ones who work for Skipper?
EDIT: Overall, seems pretty cut and dry to me. Goodell should be unemployed, and Rice should be in prison.09/07/2014 at 10:10 PM in reply to: There May Be Two \"Fake\" College Football Teams…One In Charlotte. (Really) #55765
I wonder if these are the same Chinese bastards who f’d with this site a few months ago. Maybe they’ve just moved on to bigger and better things?09/07/2014 at 10:07 PM in reply to: Carolina Way: “ignoring unethical & immoral activities until forced to respond by the media” #55764
Zaphod, you should post more often.
I saw defensive improvement from wk 1 to wk 2. Foose is right, the youth of the unit, along with the diametrically opposed offensive schemes, have given the coaches fits. Look for more obvious improvement next wk.
If offense keeps improving as well, they’re gonna be really fun to watch in the second half of the season!
Gotta say, I’m having fun watching these youngsters play this yr.
This is almost unbelievable. Thanks for shining a spotlight on this. A good lesson for those of us who marvel at some of the other things the NC political machine is protecting…
Thanks for these memories. Amazing talent, truly sad ending. Robin is the only comedian whose standup I can watch over and over, catching things in the subsequent viewing that I never even heard the first time – either because I was laughing so hard, or because he’s just so damned fast.
Makes me laugh every time, always good for a re-visit. “Froggy-voice” and “finger-time” just slay me.
^Certainly possible that you’re right. If so, then this is a puzzling development.
Nice to see this young man has done the necessary things to earn his way back onto the team. I have to think this is a “last-chance” scenario. I hope he’s received the guidance he needs and keeps his ish straight.
Take care of your feet is right. Had trouble about 10 years ago, bought my first pair of Finn Comforts. Expensive (for me, at least) but oh, so worth it. Haven’t bought anything else since.
Va’s lifestyle change sounds like something I should embrace.
Most of these online IQ tests, especially the quick ones, are gateways to something. Not surprising that they skew the numbers they report upward, since most of the people who seek out and/or take these “tests” likely believe their score is pretty high anyway. But they’re fun.
Not surprised at all that this group would skew pretty high. Y’all make me feel stupid sometimes, and that’s pretty hard to do.
130 here, too. Wasn’t sure on the Monday/yesterday question so prob flubbed that one.
How do y’all eat your ‘maters? I’m a purist, so my recipe is slice into large chunks, add an alarming amount of freshly cracked Tellicherry, then a whisper of salt and enjoy. My dad, of course, was the ultimate purist: pick off the vine, cursory swipe of the sleeve, go at it like an apple!
Can’t stomach mayonnaise, so have never like the ubiquitous ‘mater sandwich. Always curious how others enjoy.
Love this thread.
Been away for a long time, tied up with some work stuff, really appreciate getting back and reading your comments again. Nice to come back to a comfortable place, where things are normal, and stable, where people can disagree without rancor (mostly). Pleasant contrast to my recent environments.
Don’t do raised beds (I’m a condo guy), but did play intramural basketball in the early eighties. One year we had a better team than most (meaning we had two of us with organized ball experience, rather than just me…) and got assigned to a fairly weak group. We managed to sweep all our games in the group and went into the intramural “tournament” ready to play. Won a squeaker in our first game, then the wheels came off.
Second team we played was the defensive secondary from the football team. Fast, quick, strong, and fundamentally good. Worst beating I was ever part of on a basketball court – I think they outscored us close to 4:1. I can remember trying to get my ass onto somebody to block them out and ending up laying face down on the wrong side of the basket. Not rough, or even getting fouled, just a really strong guy moving a much weaker guy out of his way…
Gave me a really good appreciation as a kid for the skill levels of the real athletes, so I tip my hat again to those of you in that group.
If the offense includes a QB this year, then this would certainly constitute a change.
Literal spit take, literal LOL.
You know, I don’t always jump on the bash the officials bandwagons, but in this case….
Most of the time when controversial calls are made, there’s an element of interpretation involved. Was the DB holding the receiver or vice-versa? Did the player have his feet set before the dribbler initiated contact? It’s full speed, real-time, and they don’t have the benefit of high-def, slo-mo replay.
In this case, I got nothing. Ump was having WAY too much fun with his strike three dance choreography, so he almost missed the play. Even at full speed, there is ZERO doubt the runner is safe. ZERO. The only way he misses that call is if he didn’t see the play.
I get the fact that we left too many runners in scoring position, that we had opportunities. But credit the coaches and the runner for taking the chance and MAKING THE PLAY TO WIN THE GAME. That’s what you need to win. Should have been enough.
Just outrageous. And yes, what a coincidence that the default decision benefits a blue.