Amato Talks Coaching Situation

Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato is currently on the road recruiting and not available for interviews, but he did issue this release following the departure of offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone.

"Noel Mazzone will certainly be missed. It is a compliment to your program when outstanding coaches like him, Doc Holliday and Reggie Herring are offered multi-year contracts at other great schools.

"Continuity is very important to the success of our program, but I learned from Coach [Lou] Holtz and Coach [Bobby] Bowden that you replace great coaches with even better ones. I will go after those great coaches in a timely fashion and not make any quick decisions. Only seven coaches can be on the road recruiting at any given time, so we are able to do what we need to do with the staff we have in place. We're not looking for a quick-fix, but for the people who will help us achieve our goals.

"I continue to be very excited about the future of the NC State football program. The foundation for success is set here and it is solid. With all the construction underway and the continued commitment of our fans, I know that we are heading in the right direction."

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