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01/21/2017 at 6:18 PM in reply to: Your “It’s Not Danny Manning’s Fault But I Still Don’t Like Him” WF Open Thread #115146
This program needs new coaching. That’s all that needs to be said.
Listening, Yow?12/13/2016 at 2:34 PM in reply to: [Bball] A Defensive Breakdown: What Are We Doing Wrong? #112444
Defense is difficult for young college players…and this team is younger than most.
So Gottfried has Got to focus hard on teaching it.
The football program is not really going anywhere. Same old mediocrity.01/03/2016 at 10:28 AM in reply to: Matt Canada out as Offensive Coordinator #95857
Are you serious..??? The biggest problem on this team isn’t the offense…its the DEFENSE. They can’t stop anybody, much less at crunch time.
Is anyone paying attention to the number of points STATE allows…? Do we want a championship calibre team….?
There has to be some sort of DEFENSE. This is about ridiculous. Good teams torch us – early and often.12/03/2015 at 6:06 PM in reply to: Michigan 66 NC State 59 #94034
It would be nice to have an NCAA Championship calibre team for once, and see them play/win handily, and know that they were of that calibre w/o the guess work, and the rationalization, etc.
Don’t see much improvement in certain players on this team.
Same old marginal stuff, every year.
We need development, and we need an offense that doesn’t rely on one man having to create a shot or go one-on-one most times down the floor.08/04/2015 at 8:47 PM in reply to: Pack Picks Up Four Star SG/PF Maverick Rowan For 201547Sports’ seventh-ranked small forward and the 39th-best #87851
Rodney Monroe could carry the team and win games by himself, Rodney Monroe was unstoppable at times, and Monroe could put the ball in the basket consistently at crunch time, and was in a far different class than Scott Wood…
Rowan can score and put the ball in the basket consistently and at a fast rate – more like Monroe.
Wood could shoot 3’s… but was nowhere near the offensive force that Monroe was. Rowan reminds one of Monroe far more than a Scott Wood, but college is a different beast than high school.08/04/2015 at 10:27 AM in reply to: Pack Picks Up Four Star SG/PF Maverick Rowan For 201547Sports’ seventh-ranked small forward and the 39th-best #87839
I hope and believe Rowan is far better and has far more potential than Scott Wood. A Rodney Monroe comparison might be more appropriate for Rowan. He brings a lot of offensive firepower to the equation. WELCOME Maverick…!05/01/2015 at 2:26 PM in reply to: Shaun Kirk Recommits to NC State #86083
VERY Grateful to have you in WOLFPACK Nation Shaun Kirk…! Absolutely. Be the man.02/06/2015 at 6:25 PM in reply to: ACC admits to officiating mistake during NCSU vs. WFU game #73522
Game shouldn’t EVER hinge on a refs call. NCSU didn’t come to play, the program is very, very mediocre…players not developing nor playing/believing to win.
No excellence.01/29/2015 at 9:33 AM in reply to: Lowlights – State in a spiral #72060
All I know is that NCSU basketball is not a championship calibre program, no championship level mentality or play or coaching…nothing.
It’s that simple.
Playing at home or away it doesn’t matter.
Its always one thing or another that results in loss after loss after loss.
It is difficult to support a program that doesn’t strive for excellence.12/29/2014 at 11:14 AM in reply to: Bo Hines transferring #67259
Absolute best wishes to Bo, obviously a class act both on and off the field.
He will be missed by NCSU.11/03/2014 at 9:00 AM in reply to: ACC Operation Basketball: State Picked 9th #60679
Barber is the catalyst and must play well for this team to succeed. Big and powerful inside, depth is good everywhere, Lacey is a really good player. if team chemistry and defense is good, this team should finish in the top 6. I like being rated lower at the beginning by the media etc… no pressure.
Rock PACK…!08/30/2014 at 9:16 PM in reply to: NC State 24 Georgia Southern 23 #55076
Big positive today. Opening game jitters, GSU is a very good team with players that could play with ACC schools… A possible stumbling block, but we turned the corner and earned the ‘W’.
We have to crawl…then walk…then we can run.
Positive energy and momentum is good.05/04/2014 at 3:39 PM in reply to: NC State spring football wrap – bowl appearance not unrealistic #51740
Not so fast, nay-sayers…..
QB is most important position on the field.
I wouldn’t underestimate the benefit of now having Brissett at QB.
He’s VERY talented, a leader, and comes with experience against better talent than what we will see this year.
He’s a difference-maker.
Also, Doeren has a year under his belt with his system and these players.
7 or 8 wins will not surprise…if team gels and gets on a roll then 9.04/16/2014 at 10:17 PM in reply to: Gottfried’s Wolfpack will have work cut out for them next year #51228
Team could have a very powerful interior game with a super athletic Abu joining Freeman, Anya, and Washington. Barber learned much and is no longer a deer in the headlights. Lacey is a very good player and a natural SG. Lee will be improved, and Turner even more comfortable…
Overall team chemistry should be very, very good. Depth very good, and team should be able to play very aggressively.
Usually a huge difference between freshmen and sophomores…This team may potentially be beastly and very, very good; or just ‘good’.
The ability to play defense on the perimeter may determine where we finish as our size inside will force teams to the perimeter.
I feel like a finish around 4th or 5th is definitely do-able if the team finds rhythm offensively.03/20/2014 at 10:18 PM in reply to: (12) NC STATE vs (5) SAINT LOUIS Preview #48908
One or two made free throws…and we beat WAKE FOREST, we beat UNC, we beat SYRACUSE, and we beat SAINT LOUIS – all major losses impacting the teams psyche.
Every single little thing matters. Details matter.
It’s what separates the pretenders from the true contenders.03/20/2014 at 10:06 PM in reply to: (12) NC STATE vs (5) SAINT LOUIS Preview #48881
Most basic shot in basketball.
We should have won by 10.
TJ Warren perhaps the most embarrassing.
Massive Choke, on the biggest stage.03/20/2014 at 9:42 PM in reply to: (12) NC STATE vs (5) SAINT LOUIS Preview #48771
HIT FREE THROWS and GUARD SOMEBODY…how many times this year has the team lost this year because they WON’T do these…??????01/19/2014 at 10:06 AM in reply to: NC STATE at DUKE PREVIEW #37660
Notes from game:
Continued poor decision making on offense.
Lost on defense.
Shot selection and offensive flow just plain weak.
Barber’s lack of experience truly evident.
Anya just not ready yet, Vandenburg not talented enough for ACC, same for Turner.
Most Duke players shoot better than Turner.
Gott’s high post scheme ineffective due to youth.
K. Washington is making progress. He and Freeman will make a solid team in the paint in the future.
Warren should stay around all four years. He’s talented but just not NBA caliber ready at all.
Lee is a hustling machine.
IMHO, I think team should 3-4 days off, regroup and reflect mentality. Get a fresh start somehow. It’s needed.01/18/2014 at 11:19 AM in reply to: NC STATE at DUKE PREVIEW #37374
The team needs to focus on improving a game at a time, learning how to play basketball together at this level in Gott’s scheme. Duke has more talent, more smarts…and will win, period.
Then maybe by mid February we can begin winning.01/17/2014 at 6:51 AM in reply to: State loses FT contest at WF #37271
I guess everybody thought we we’re going to win 20-25 games this year with a nucleus of freshmen and a couple of sophs.
It just doesn’t happen. It almost never happens, and why the ‘cry’ of next year is completely relevant to us this year. And to the posters who refer back to the 90’s and upperclassmen, Wake Forest is a team of upperclassmen, as is Virginia, Syracuse too… in fact most teams DON’T lose their juniors and seniors to the NBA.
We face an uphill battle this year, but we have talent, and we have big guys with talent, as well as guards with talent.
But little experience…
Reality.01/16/2014 at 1:11 PM in reply to: State loses FT contest at WF #37208
This team needs to get to next year. Period. It’s all trial by fire for all but Lewis and Warren.
In over 42 years of ACC/NCAA basketball, one thing has almost always been a given – freshmen cannot take you to the promised land – just simply aren’t developed enough. And while sophomores will spread their wings, they too will struggle at times.
And this team is woefully young.
Gotta accept these facts.
Michigan’s fab five were the very rare exception. And they too stumbled.
And all of the young media morons who recently anoint teams like Kentucky a number one ranking because of a recruiting class of freshmen, well, haha – they don’t have one single clue.
It’s becoming ridiculous in this country.
We are young, we have to develop, we have to learn…it’s called ‘paying the dues’.
Part of life.
We’ll be good next year…and we’d be very good in two years if this nucleus of players along with Trevor Lacey and Malik Abu exercise some sense and stay around.01/16/2014 at 12:22 PM in reply to: State loses FT contest at WF #37205
Ralston Turner doesn’t shoot THAT well or consistently, and certainly isn’t Monroe, DT, Gugliotta, or many others with a ‘green light’ to shoot. In other words, pass first and get a better shot, please.
Tyler Lewis should be on the floor. Sure Barber is a tremendous athlete. The two should be in the backcourt together. Lewis is a winner but faces one adversity after another it seems that keeps him from becoming what he can. Those two combined with Lee, Warren, and Vandenburg perhaps provide our best offensive lineup…
It really doesn’t matter who is in the low post – we’re too young, too inexperienced, period, and we have nothing to lose. We like Freeman a lot, Anya, and Washington are fine in time, but the greatest thing about freshmen (aside from those extremely talented but rare few) are that they become sophomores and can begin to compete.
Gottfried is struggling with all the youth, untested personnel, and lack of leadership. Tremendous challenge…
Next year will be better.
T.J. Warren has no business going pro next year. He is surely talented, but in no way can he put a team on his back and win. He’d benefit by staying around all four years.
Team needs to stay the course, learn, develop, and learn more – especially the big guys…next year will be better.