Friday, September 23, 2011

Principle Is Not Going To Win Football Games at NC State

Tom O'Brien is a highly respected head coach because of the discipline and dedication he expects from this players.

After winning 28 games from 2004-2006 at Boston College, O'Brien left Chesnut Hill to take over NC State.

His first three years were rough winning just 16 games and no winning seasons.

Last season, NC State finally broke through winning nine games including beating West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl.

Leading the Wolfpack was All-ACC QB Russel Wilson who threw 28 touchdowns and over 3,500 yards. Although Wilson had begun to play baseball in the off season with the Colorado Rockies it was thought he would return for his senior season and give State a chance at an ACC Championship.

O'Brien never gave him that chance.

Wilson was told if he stuck around in the Spring and Summer he would have a CHANCE TO COMPETE for the starting job with his backup from last season Mike Glennon.

A bold move by O'Brien who wanted Wilson to give his full attention to football. The Naval Academy graduate also felt Glennon was ready to take over if necessary.

When Wilson decided to play baseball with the Rockies he was released from his scholarship. After visiting several schools, Wilson decided to play his final season at Wisconsin.

After their 44-14 loss to a middle of the road Big East team Cincinnati, NC State is 2-2.

Meanwhile, Wilson has Wisconsin at 3-0 churning out over 500 yards and 45 points per game.

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