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  • HeelHater Mar 27, 2013

    Not really feeling the digs towards Wood. There's been several occasions he's pulled more than his weight. Also not feeling the quickness to give up on Coach G and his vision. He needs more time. We went to the dance for two seasons, didn't finish this season well, but this is still an upward trend considering the Lowe program. We're talking two seasons here folks, calm down.

  • rherring23 Mar 27, 2013

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    Ok, anybody that would say grab Howland has just proven themselves to be an idjut. In all the years Tubby has been coaching how many championships does he have. Look at the great teams he has had that never met expatiations. As far as State next year, they will be competitive and a tourney team again. With Warren, Purvis, Lewis coming back with more experience and outside chance of Brown and/or Leslie coming back, plus the addition of Turner from LSU and the highly recruited big man, can't remember his name, coming in, along with Barber, State will be just fine and probably as good or better than this year. They have a highly rated recruiting class coming in next year. Turner is very good, Warren will just get better and better, Lewis will run the offense well and improve with more playing time and Purvis will will be the player he was projected to be. Anthony Barber has the potential to be off the charts.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 27, 2013

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    We weren't the ones that picked State to finish #1 in the ACC, or that ranked us 6th in the nation in the preseason. Basketball analysts and coaches did. We had a great returning lineup, and three great recruits coming in. Going in, there was no reason to think we shouldn't improve on last season. We finished strong, with chemistry, went to the Sweet-16 and came very close to advancing even deeper. We didn't lose much from that team, either. We had every reason to LOGICALLY expect the same or better. It's not fair to act like the fans were crazy for expecting something this year. Logic dictated it would happen, and so did the analysts.

    State underachieved, and your Heels overachieved. And we had pretty much equal final results. Only your win total barely included any great wins, where ours did. We had more potential and flopped. It happens. Even to your Heels. To get back to the top is a long journey that will include growing pains. We experienced that this year. Another pain is the pain of rebuilding. We stand to lose a LOT from this team, so we'll likely be bad next year. But we have great recruits coming in next year, and the year after that (unless something changes). So we'll climb back up.

  • goode88 Mar 27, 2013

    I'm very greatful for what is going on in Raleigh and any other State fan should be as well, if not please put on a blue shirt and hit the road. Thanks for making me a State fan and grad proud! Go Pack!!!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 27, 2013

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    If that's his ultimate dream job, then he should go for it. I'm on the fence, personally. Some believe he is successful because of his staff. I don't really know what to think. All I know is if he leaves, we'll hire someone else. It's not the end of the world.

  • rherring23 Mar 27, 2013

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    What is there to take responsibility for. More wins than in other coach at State in his first 2 years other than E Case. Only the 3rd coach in ACC history to lead his team to the NCAA Tourney his first 2 years. He has accomplished a lot at State and anybody expecting more is unreasonable. Sure it would have been nice to go further in the tourney or win the ACC, but only Williams and Guthridge have accomplished as much in their first 2 years and they took over programs that were loaded and already use to the type of program they ran. Anybody that expects a coach to come in and take a team with absolutely no chemistry and all of a sudden be a great team is just no too bright. Gott never said this team was going to win the ACC or anything else, only the media and a few unreasonable State fans did. Sure the talent was there, but it takes a while to get the program in place, they has been many teams that were expected to win it all that didn't even come close. UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, UNLV, etc all have been heavy favorites in the preseason just to see them not win their conference and exit from the tourney sooner than expected. As a State fan I am very happy with Gott's first 2 years and the direction he is leading this program in. He has more wins than Valvano or Sloan had in their first 2 years and as long as he keeps up the recruiting and keeps moving the program forward, the future will look bright and the program will get better and better. Will he win a championship, who knows, a lot of good coaches have and a lot haven't, but with the progress he is making I like the chances.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 27, 2013

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    More money, higher profile program (it's in LA, and it has arguably the top history of all basketball programs), recruiting... I wouldn't blame him if he left.

  • Native NC gal Mar 27, 2013

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    UNC never thought this was going to be a banner season and never foolishly stated it would be. NC State fans thought they had it in the bag and shouted it at the top of their lungs.

    I realize it's been a loooooonnnnnnnnggggggg time since State basketball was at the top of it's game but UNC and Duke have been there to varying degrees for the last 20 years and know the ups and downs. I think the excitement got the best of State fans.

  • kikinc Mar 27, 2013

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    I like what Gottfried has done with the program. He's only been here two years. I'd like to give him a couple more and see what he can do in terms of constant recruiting and team management. I take a class with someone who is like a second mother to someone on that team. She was telling me that chemistry, or lack there of, was the issue with that team. If they can work on that, they still have the opportunity to become a very good team, regardless of losing seniors and others possibly to the NBA.

  • Barely Mar 27, 2013

    I am just a tad tired of the State fans that have been jumping ship or crying about failure. We have a much improved team that was accomplished with another coach's players. The recruiting classes coming in are a huge leap forward. And the coach has a clear plan that has been proven to work at other schools. State has a bright future if the nutso fringe would just chill the heck out.

  • wjuliang Mar 27, 2013

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    Lol. As Roy would say "happy for one freak'n year."

  • ccsloop Mar 27, 2013

    I had forgotten about Turner. We may have a rough spell next year with losing so many players. The test will be to continue to recruit like this year's and next year's classes on a continuing basis. For that reason I hope the freshmen stay at least one more year. It is mind boggling to see how many NBA caliber ( ? ) players we had and how they produced.

  • kmorsreturn Mar 27, 2013

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    well lately UNC fans were just happy to finish ahead of State.....how the mighty have fallen. tisk tisk tisk

  • jacamoe Mar 27, 2013

    I like Gottfried and believe he will be with the Pack for years to come. I work in an evironment with kids just like CJ, some worse, some better and know first hand that Coach G. is limited with what he can do with a kid with a head case. I am no shrink or Dr. , but I do know about working with kids like this. You guys on the other side better just hope he doesn't get it together and come back because that will be your worse nightmare. I think that is what scares a lot of you. If he does go pro, then he will be in for a rude awakening. Go Pack!!!!!!!!!

  • PackisBack Mar 27, 2013

    Like my post said in the forum. Proud of this years team!! GO PACK!!!

  • vile garbage Mar 27, 2013

    You would be better off without him. All I have seen him do is change a players' name and took credit for his hard work to get better. Just sayin.

  • smoothe154 Mar 27, 2013

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    That is one of the most ridiculous posts I have ever read. Wood caused the chemistry issues? That is hilarious! Thanks for the chuckle.
    Anyone, with any kind of sense, could tell CJ was a head case all year. It was ALWAYS all about CJ to him.
    I know Wood and you can take this to the bank when I say his attitude is the last thing you need to complain about with that kid. He is a VERY NICE young man.

  • zonk Mar 27, 2013

    Any State fans opposed to Gottfried going to UCLA ? Not sure what the fans opinion of their coach is at this point. I have heard both sides from many fans.

  • jhk0704 Mar 27, 2013

    Gott isnt going anywhere. He has it made in Raleigh and dont listen to all those BS rumors. Remember when Fedora was going to Tennessee? he never even talked to them but because he didnt comment on it everyone goes nuts. Gott will be back.....

  • evenpar29 Mar 27, 2013

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    This was all over Twitter last night. Why would he really want to go back to UCLA? People think State fans are rough! UCLA fires a coach that took them to three finial fours. That is a tough place to coach.

  • UpChuck Mar 27, 2013

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    We have only lost three starters thus far; Leslie has not officially declared and Brown still has the option of coming back if he realizes he is not a first round lock.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 27, 2013

    http://zagsblog.com/articles/source-ucla-boosters-want-mark-gottfried

  • CAROLINA43 Mar 27, 2013

    North Carolina did have a very good year, but the Tarheels goals year in and year out are to win championships (i.e. - ACC regular season, ACC Tourney, NCAA Championship); state seems to be satisfied with just making the NCAA tourney. Let's see how state recovers after losing four starters.

    GO HEELS!!

  • UpChuck Mar 27, 2013

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    Tubby Smith or Ben Howland? Ha ha ha.....good one. What did they prove? That they can be fired from multiple teams?

  • Tunaboy Mar 27, 2013

    Gott did a poor job this season with the players he had and he's losing his best players from that team. Next season will be a true rebuilding year and a disaster for the wuffies. Yow would be smart to cut her losses, ax Gott and grab Tubby or Howland while she can. They are proven coaches and Gott will never be better than mediocre.

  • vile garbage Mar 27, 2013

    Why won't this guy take any responsibility for the team not reaching respectable goals? The arguement of them not being his players is lame. I mean Roy Williams? How about that loser that took over for K when he "hurt his back"? To hear Duke fans tell it, that was going to be another 25 win season until K left. My point is that if you have talent, (and we all agree State had plenty of it) you should produce. Bottom line. He is getting PAID to produce and his team won the same amount of games in the NCAA tournament as my church league team. I mean do you think Jim Larranaga (if that's how it's spelled I got lucky) recruited all those players he just won the ACC with? It's one excuse after the other. He took this same team and went to the sweet 16 last year, but their chemistry isn't good now. Sorry Wolfpack fans, that is coaching.

  • StunGunn Mar 27, 2013

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    I'm surprised at this, Wade, I've never seen Wood with a bad attitude. The knock on Wood (pun intended) was that he didn't play any defense and when he wasn't hitting 3's, he wasn't doing anything, other than being a great FT shooter.

  • StunGunn Mar 27, 2013

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    +1 That was funny.

  • grayboomerang Mar 26, 2013

    Give Gottfried a couple more seasons to build this team.....they've got the right coach, just takes time to build team depth

  • stillheelman73 Mar 26, 2013

    He was aware of the huge gap between Calvin's ears, but he couldn't do anything about that either. :-)

  • david in smithfield Mar 26, 2013

    When did Debbie Yow become the UCLA AD?

  • heelsforever Mar 26, 2013

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    The UCLA AD THINKS he is going to get a big name coach.

  • rushbot Mar 26, 2013

    anyone hear if ucla wants him?

  • IBleedRedandWhite Mar 26, 2013

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    Agreed. The difference between Wood and other "3-point specialists" like Curry and Reddick are that the latter two could also drive the lane and make shots. It does seem that Wood can only hit three's and you are right that I have never really seen him guard someone efficiently.

  • hi_i_am_wade Mar 26, 2013

    Scott Wood could be a liability sometimes. He could do nothing else except jack up 3's. He couldn't drive to the basket, he didn't play defense well, and he was a punk. I've heard some people think that CJ Leslie caused team chemistry problems, but I think Scott Wood's attitude is the real culprit. Just listen to some of his interviews. Because Scott Wood couldn't create his shot, the team had to set single and double screens to get him open. If he missed, the rest of the offense is out-of-position. If the team replaces Scott Wood who shoots the 3 half as bad as Scott did but can do more on offense, the team will be much better.

  • IBleedRedandWhite Mar 26, 2013

    Gaps in the offense? I would be more worried about the gaps in the defense and why teams can have individuals scoring 31 points. State still has Purvis, Warren, and Lewis for offense but, those same players need to learn to play defense as well...

  • StunGunn Mar 26, 2013

    I agree with Gott's assessment of State's season: good, not great. That said, the same could be said for other programs in the area, like Carolina. State's cupboard won't be bare next year, even if Brown and Leslie leave early, and they should be competitive.

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