RE: My Fellow Tarheels
- Posted by Coach CIt all depends on who stays in school? Example: If State loses Leslie,Brown, and maybe Purvis or Warren to early departure than those new recruits will have to carry the load for the pack next year and I don't see them being as successful as this years team will be.If they stay? They would be loaded and would help sustain the success from this year. The key is reloading every year b/c if you have one bad year in recruiting than it could spell a bad season.The one thing I will give K and Duke credit for is that they never lose more than one to early departure. The one time they did they suffered a couple seasons for it. In the new era of one and done's recruiting year in and year out is the key to any programs success and failures, Time will tell on the new and improved Wolfpack program.- Posted by TruthBKnown ReturnedRelax. There's nothing to get upset about.- Posted by The White Phantom
It happens. Heck, Lowe had a win over Carolina -- and we know how that ended.
I know it's hard to understand how a single 8 point victory against an opponent that has beaten you 19 of the last 21 times is a big deal.
We don't know what that's like.
Did you notice all the former NC State players in the crowd reliving their former glory while former UNC players do big things in the NBA?
This is all they have.
Yeah, we'll catch heat for "talking history" after a loss like this. But that's because a win over UNC would've actually been impressive 4-5 years ago.
Beating a young, unranked Carolina team is something to celebrate for NC State. Let them have it.
North Carolina is still the bar at which college basketball is set.
And although they might not have rushed the court, they did make t-shirts celebrating the win. And that's worse. It's down-right pathetic. If I had a t-shirt commemorating every victory over NCSU I'd need another closet. The natural order of things will eventually be restored. http://gopack.cbscollegestore.com/store_contents.cfm?store_id=465&dept_id=19069&product_id=231570&partner_id=20084
The difference, and what you Heels need to understand, is there was a VERY big difference between this game and Sid's win in 2007. Sid won in a MONUMENTAL upset. This was no upset. This was because of recruiting and hard work. State won with more talent, and was EXPECTED to win.
We won't win them all. We certainly won't beat Carolina 13 games in a row. But what you all need to realize, is this is a different State program now. We no longer have bad coaches, ADs and chancellors tolerating mediocrity. We have re-joined the party. We will win some, and we will lose some. But from this point forward, State is not the sure win you used to mark on your schedule.
It's a new era, folks. There are more than two in this party now. And the way recruiting is going, you can expect it to continue going forward.
Well, sure. Lose four starters and you're going to suffer. We won't be a contender EVERY year. Even the great Carolina went to the NIT one year. But we're in the conversation now. Recruiting has got it going on. You're going to lose players every year. As long as recruiting is replacing them, you continue going forward. That's all I'm saying. There is no reason to think this is a flash in the pan. We're working on our third (or fourth?) excellent recruiting class in a row.
I don't think we'll lose EVERYBODY this year. I feel like Purvis isn't ready. And I'm not convinced Warren is planning on being a one-and-doner. I think we'll be alright.