“I don’t talk to people when they bring it up, because our focus is on our team,” he said. “I’m happy to be the coach where I’m at, and my job is to be the best coach I can be here. … I have not been contacted by anybody, and don’t really expect to be. It’s all speculation.”
I just hate to say it, but Coach’s comments really freak me out. It’s like he’s not coming right out and saying that he doesn’t want to go anywhere else. Almost as if he is not wanting other schools…namely State and UVA…to hear him say that he won’t consider any offer.
Hopefully Coach sees the obvious…those 2 schools are “trap” schools where he would be out in 4-5 years unless he produced a top 4 ACC team with atleast 1 Sweet 16 run in the mix. I mean, Jeff Jones did wonders at UVA for a while and was shown the door. Sendek has somewhat resurrected a dying program at State and now faces tremendous pressure on his job security.
Lutz could have it all here…he could be our Coach K…our Wooden…our Knight…our Dean Smith…
[i]Originally posted by jbpfeen[/i]@Feb 8 2005, 10:37 PM
[b] Dude...Metro...after your Ric Flair for AD comment, I can't take anything that you say seriously....unless it's along the lines of "Hey, I'm Metro, I am a negative tool". [/b]
only negative about reality
nice rebuttal about facts
as for Flair, its called satire, however come to think of it…he is pretty darn savvy and would probably do well.
the program is gonna die if someone doesn’t take it off life support.
The UVA job could be compelling, it is the best state university in the southeast, maybe on the east coast, there would be other things besides hoops to make it attractive. I don’t think we have to worry about him going to State.
Of all the offers he may/could get this one may be the one we should be most concerned with.
[i]Originally posted by vbniner[/i]@Feb 9 2005, 07:45 AM
[b] For $$$'s just about any would walk and take a job.
BE HONEST HERE…
Name one person you know who stayed somewhere because it was a good job while looking at big $$$'s somewhere else. [/b]
My department is being transferred to NYC and we’ve got plenty of people turning down the big $ and staying here. I know of two mom’s earning six figures who are going to pull out of the workforce all together to stay with their kids.
It’s all about priorities and I don’t see Lutz as someone who chases the $. I do see Lutz as someone effected by negative comments everytime we lose a game but I think his skin is finally getting thicker. I think he also knows that at NCSU the criticism would come at a rate of 10x the rate he receives here.
One more thing - if Lutz leaves, blame the conference situation, fan support, etc. Just understand that money will not be the reason that he departs. I’m certain he could have gone elsewhere already if that were the case.
If I were Bobby, I would be a little leery of going to a school that just fired a coach the year after he won ACC coach of the year. If he did go there and didn’t produce results in the first few years, he would be gone for sure and his stock would plummet. He knows he is safe here, and he has a rising program. I think fan support is his biggest frustration at Charlotte… and one sweet sixteen run could do a lot to improve that.
I was reading the NCSU message board and some guy that supposedly has “insider information” says that Sendek will get one more year. Pretty much all of the fans on the message board seem to want him gone though. There is like a 25 page thread entitled ‘new coach speculation” and Lutz is mentioned quite a few times in there.
NCSU fans could be the next version of Memphis fans. They are the 4th of the traditional Big Four teams currently, Ga Tech and Maryland are solid programs but inconsistent, Miami and Va Tech are certainly the surprises of the league halfway through the conference season, Virginia is just down right now, Clemson will always be Clemson and then you bring in Boston College next year.
Where does the Wolfpack program fit in that mix? I don’t know that any coach is going to provide their supporters what they want immediately.