At least Dan Wolken sees what's going on in Raleigh:
2. North Carolina State: The misery here isn’t just with a fan base that is tired of watching the Wolfpack squander opportunities to beat good teams, then fall apart as they did Saturday in a desultory 21-14 loss to Boston College. The truth is, according to multiple people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation, there has been strife behind the scenes at N.C. State dating back to last season that prompted Dave Doeren to make significant changes on his coaching staff.
In addition to jettisoning offensive coordinator Matt Canada (who landed at Pittsburgh and has done very well this season), he took the unusual step of naming running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Des Kitchings the “assistant head coach for offense” and cornerbacks coach George Barlow the “assistant head coach for defense,” though neither assumed coordinator responsibilities. Doeren did this, according to those people with knowledge, to help smooth over locker room fractures that had made N.C. State a pretty toxic environment by the end of last season. It worked — for a while. But now N.C. State is in a complete free fall, and at 4-4 the whispers are growing louder that Doeren’s job is in significant jeopardy.
Whatever hope existed after beating Notre Dame in hurricane conditions on Oct. 8 was stripped away the next week when N.C. State lost to Clemson in overtime after missing a short field goal to win at the end of regulation. A non-competitive 54-13 loss to Louisville was troubling, but losing at home to Boston College (which had lost 12 consecutive ACC games) is beyond the pale. Now, with Florida State, Miami and North Carolina left plus a tricky trip to Syracuse, N.C. State will have to overachieve to even reach 5-7. That’s not a recipe for Doeren to earn a fifth year.
Gregs Kite - Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:24 pm: I don't know, my Wolfpack can be sneaky good in these games
JichaelDick - Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:47 am: Fulsh, you truly are the best North Carolinian ever. Sorry, Andy Griffith.