Chuck Amato Audio + Quotes

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Chuck Amato met with the media following Tuesday's practice.

Chuck Amato (4:52)

Thoughts on the difficulty of dealing with the Murphy Center flood:
I'll tell you what, our administration and facilities people, Ray Brincefield and David Horning, they were on that thing last night. We discussed how we were going to handle it, and we've got an awful lot of room underneath that stadium. We moved into the two locker rooms... one is in one locker room, one is in the other. We've got all kind of meeting rooms there. It really worked pretty smooth. We're going to eat dinner at the Vaughan Towers this evening.

The only thing that's going to be a little disruption is study hall will be an half hour or so later because we've got to do that over at Weisiger-Brown. It worked out really, really good, and everybody was super with how it went about.

Has there been any problems with film work?
We've got tapes, DVDs for the kids that they bring home. The only problem is everything that we do with cut-ups, we don't have that. We have to use them on tapes and some of them we don't have on tapes but we've got every game on tape. We've got to do it old school... just watch the games.

Do you think non-qualifiers really makes a big deal?
Can be.

Is that something you would like to see the same all across the NCAA?
I think that would be the right thing to do. That's just my opinion. If I was in a league that allowed non-qualifiers in, I would be against it... everybody else doing the same.

Is that something ACC coaches might look at and say it's a difficulty we live with?
It's a difficulty we live with, there's no question about it. But, there's nothing that can be done about it. Those are things... we have no control over it.

Who were you referring to yesterday when you said, "He told me he had like ten guys laswt year." Who were you referring to?
I was talking to [Akron's] head football coach. I believe the number was ten.. it may have been eight. Eight sticks out, but I believe the number that he said was ten last year.

Nothing was said in... we were just talking. I said, "Geez, do you have any limits on non-qualifiers?" He said, "No." Those were his words to me. I didn't make them up. Why would I make something up and say something that I didn't hear with my own ears?

That has nothing to do with wins, losses, ties, or any of that other stuff. It's a way people, in my opinion, can get ahead. It's a good thing to have on their side.

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