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Thursday, April 06, 2006

The NC State Coaching Search Timeline

The Wolfpack's #1 target, Texas coach Rick Barnes, made good use of the NC State drive to make him their head coach by leveraging their $2 million offer into a better deal for himself. Barnes made it official Thursday evening that he will remain in Texas. There are of course other candidates but before we delve into that let's review where we have been: On Saturday, April 1st, there was much joy in Wolfpack nation as embattled coach Herb Sendek left Raleigh to take the head coaching job at Arizona St. In fact the talk of the opportunity to hire a "big name" coach had many Wolfpack fans talking about national championship rings. Attention was immediatley turned to Texas coach Rick Barnes and efforts were made to woo him. As the wait began, the stress on Wolfpack Nation began to show. Three days soon past and the combination of little official news and wild rumors on the Pack Pride message board soon became almost too much to handle. Until finally this evening the news was broken that Barnes was not coming to NC State and uncertainty gripped the hearts of Wolfpack faithful everywhere. One can only hope they find a coach soon, there is no telling how desperate these people will become. Copyright © 2006, BCB Photo Credits: Still shots from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


  • haha, excellent work with the photos. i may add a link from my blog to yours. you seem to be a diehard heel with a nice site, take it easy, go heels.

    By Blogger Ryan Meyer, at 4/07/2006 01:55:00 AM  

  • A bit harsh there, THF.

    Not all NCSU fans are totally delusional, and your fanbase has its own share of folks out there in never-never land, as evidenced by statements like "the best college football gameday experience in the country" and other such foolish statements. I suppose those folks have never visited LSU, Alabama, Michigan or for that matter, even Navy.

    Nonetheless, the bloggers blather and the message board posters rant unto themselves, only rarely getting the light of a quote from the likes of a Joe Ovies on 620 The Bull. Meanwhile, the true heavy lifting in Wolfpack Land is done behind the scenes, screened from the armchair quarterbacks by more reasonable and pragmatic men like Lee Fowler.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 04:11:00 PM  

  • That is why I enjoy blogging because I can poke fun and publish my opinion even if it is outrageous. I could care less whether I get quoted or not and I do try to make some insightful posts from time to time.

    I also refrain from making wild statements about my own team because I too hate that kind of stuff.

    I do realize I am making fun of a minority portion of the Wolfpack fan base.

    By Blogger BCB, at 4/07/2006 04:26:00 PM  

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