Web Run: Pack is making the right call

Nothing needed a dose of repair more than college football in the Triangle after this past miserable season, but if you haven't looked at who likely is coming, now might be a good time.

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Basketball Standings (As Of December 7)
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Virginia 1-0 1.000 5-1 .833
Miami 1-0 1.000 5-3 .625
Clemson 0-0 .000 10-0 1.000
Maryland 0-0 .000 9-1 .900
Duke 0-0 .000 8-1 .889
North Carolina 0-0 .000 6-1 .857
Florida State 0-0 .000 6-2 .750
Boston College 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 5-3 .625
Georgia Tech 0-1 .000 6-2 .750
NC State 0-1 .000 5-2 .714



"In a bold move that is fascinating to much of college football, N.C. State decided against any extended coaching search and instead went out and stole the coach from Boston College. This was nowhere near as interesting as the strange affair that began when Sendek fired N.C. State before a series of basketball coaches turned down the Pack, which then went out and hired a coach who didn't qualify under any of Fowler's original criteria. But in the end, Fowler did something more brazen and shocking than anyone could have imagined. He went out and hired a football coach he couldn't hire, a coach who already had a job in State's own conference, a coach who had released a statement one day earlier stating in no uncertain terms that he wasn't a candidate for any job in America." - News-Reord's Ed Hardin



Pack is making the right call
Frank Dascenzo * The Herald-Sun
Nothing needed a dose of repair more than college football in the Triangle after this past miserable season, but if you haven't looked at who likely is coming, now might be a good time. Could N.C. State be getting a better head coach than Tom O'Brien to take over a program that has finished 8-16 in the ACC since Philip Rivers bolted in 2003? And that hire of Butch Davis by North Carolina already has some Rams Clubbers thinking bowl game in 2007. Read More

Gotta love N.C. State
Ed Hardin * News-Record
You gotta love N.C. State. Here in a state of swirling allegiances, where die-hard fans live and cry with such blind devotion they learn to hate the opposition, Wolfpack athletics continues to entertain us all. There's nothing else like it in collegiate sports, a modern sports machine that soars and crashes with regularity, all the while getting louder and louder, always headed for some great triumph or great fall. And now this. Read More



Closer Look: Tom O'Brien
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REPORT: Tom O'Brien to NC State
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O'Brien leaving affects BC fans
Ned Barnett * News & Observer

O'Brien brings stability to the Wolfpack
Calton Tudor * News & Observer

Among Wolfpack, a sense of acceptance
Chip Alexander & Jaymes Powell Jr. * News & Observer

Gotta love N.C. State
Ed Hardin * News-Record

Unofficially Official: O'Brien to be State's coach; only question now is when
John Delong * Winston-Salem Journal

Night & Day: O'Brien is so different from Amato
Lenox Rawlings * Winston-Salem Journal

Source: N.C. State, O'Brien close to contract
The Associated Press

Pack is making the right call
Frank Dascenzo * The Herald-Sun

Wolfpack picks O'Brien
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer

Wolfpack moves quickly
Sammy Batten * The Fayetteville Observer

Hiring of O'Brien solid, not sexy
Brett Friedlander * The Fayetteville Observer

‘His name kind of surprised me'
Sammy Batten * The Fayetteville Observer

Pack will hire O'Brien
Andrew Jones * Star-News

N.C. State's choice sends mixed messages
Bob Sutton * Times-News

Leader of the Pack
Rocky Mount Telegram

Tom O'Brien -- A Solid Hire
Jeff Gravley * WRAL

Freshman Willie Young Earns Second All-American Honor
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Eagle O'Brien flys the coop
New York Post


Pack returns to Raleigh for annual Reynolds game
Dennis Burton * Technician


Fall sports recap
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Messages Keep Coach Yow's Spirits High
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Basketball...
Williams Commits to NC State
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Football...
Sweezy Staying True to the Pack
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Deacons stretched to sell bowl tix
Rob Daniels * News-Record

Defensive coordinator to become Miami coach
The Associated Press

ACC ponders next site for championship
Brett Friedlander * The Fayetteville Observer

BC begins preparing for life after O'Brien
Michael Vega * Boston Globe


Coach K's excitement shows joy in his team
Jessie H. Nunery * Rocky Mount Telegram


Alabama offers its coaching position to WVU's Rodriguez
The Associated Press



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