Web Run: Don't chuck him now

After the high point of this N.C. State football season -- and, unbelievably, there was a high point in a 3-8 campaign -- Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato was asked on TV what the big win over Florida State said to his critics.

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(As Of November 18)
ATLANTIC DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Wake Forest 5-2 .714 9-2 .818
Boston College 5-2 .714 9-2 .818
Maryland 5-2 .714 8-3 .727
Clemson 5-3 .625 8-3 .727
Florida State 3-5 .375 6-5 .545
NC State 2-6 .250 3-8 .273
COASTAL DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Georgia Tech 7-1 .875 9-2 .818
Virginia Tech 5-2 .714 9-2 .818
Virginia 4-3 .571 5-6 .455
Miami 2-5 .286 5-6 .455
North Carolina 1-6 .143 2-9 .182
Duke 0-7 .000 0-11 .000



"Giving Amato another season -- an idea that seemed absolute only a month ago -- will not be popular. State fans not only are disappointed, they're angry and embarrassed. They feel duped. Amato stoked the fan base to pay millions of dollars for stadium expansion, then presided over a trip to the bottom of the ACC. Granting him another season will deny those fans vengeance, but it's better to err on the side of fairness and sanity.

Maybe next year, the close ones will go the Pack's way and success will generate momentum for the program overall. It's not likely, but Amato deserves the chance to fail or succeed in a season in which he knows the standard and the stakes. It's unfair to bury him under an avalanche of close losses, especially in a season of low expectations." - N&O's Ned Barnett



Priorities diverge for Pirates, Pack
Henry Hinton * Bonesville.net
As the Pirates head into their regular-season finale against in-state rival N.C. State, it is totally possible that they have already accomplished more than the so-called experts thought possible. That will not matter Saturday. Has this team really overachieved? Expectations have continued to rise through the season, particularly during the four-game win streak that ended this past Saturday in Rice Stadium. Read More

Don't chuck him now
Ned Barnett * News & Observer
After the high point of this N.C. State football season -- and, unbelievably, there was a high point in a 3-8 campaign -- Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato was asked on TV what the big win over Florida State said to his critics. "What critics?" Amato said. "I don't know what you're talking about." Uh, Chuck? Look out the window. There are people with pitchforks and torches closing in on the Murphy Football Center. They're not early tailgaters. Read More



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