we should all be beyond pissed off… i get it if you didn’t want to hire him, but where does this mickey mouse outfit get off not interviewing Amato, or even talking to him at all? This athletic program will never be anything as long as we have such incompetence! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
I’m quite disappointed that we didn’t even take a look, much less hire him. I thought he would be a great fit for us and am extremely disappointed in the AD for not considering it OR being transparent with the coaching search. It’s time to move on, though, so here is to hoping that we hire someone good and supporting them.
It seems like I am the only one, but I don’t have a problem with this. I admit that the thought of Amato was an intriguing option, but he has plenty of “negatives” and there are TONS of good coaches out there. His shining glory at NCSU was that he knew FSU up one side and down the other, and at the time, was the only ACC team that could beat them. That’s probably in part why he was given a crutch to come back to them. He was mediocre at best as a head coach, and I am glad our program wants more. I don’t know what it is behind the scenes that can’t get him a job, but it must be something. When smaller schools than us looked past him, he kind of lost his luster with me.
I just can’t see why some of you are so ready to jump ship after not hiring him. I understand the argument that he could have sold a lot of FSL’s for us, but at the same time, we don’t know that. He sold for his alma mater, and we aren’t that. He won’t have that tool. You could have crowned him king when he pounded FSU that he knew so well, but that didn’t keep him from having losing seasons against the rest of the ACC.
I would have been very happy if he came here, just as happy as I will be with the coach that we DO land.
Gardner Webb passed on him as well. Now we did as well. So what makes more sense? That our AD found out, like their’s did, that it was better to steer clear for some reason, or that their AD is a narcissist who doesn’t want to be outshined by a coach as well?
[quote=“MKNiner, post:6, topic:25025”][quote=“BusterC417, post:5, topic:25025”]When smaller schools than us looked past him, he kind of lost his luster with me.
[/quote]Gardner Webb passed on him as well. Now we did as well. So what makes more sense? That our AD found out, like their’s did, that it was better to steer clear for some reason, or that their AD is a narcissist who doesn’t want to be outshined by a coach as well?[/quote] footballscoop.com said something to the effect of ‘Mike Minter & Chuck Amato are candidates for Gardner-Webb’. It got shot down as untrue quick. Did I miss something?
I agree with Buster. I thought he was intriguing, but now that he’s out, I have to admit, I am really not that upset at all. I think our fanbase has overhyped him, and acted like he was the only viable option.
[quote=“LeftyNiner, post:8, topic:25025”]I posted early on what my State buddy said and he is close to some of the biggest boosters at State. Burned many people there. Couldn’t trust him and became a joke among their group.
Was a complete fake in the end.[/quote]
Not completely true. I know an owner of a large gas company/convenience store chain who is a pretty big donor in the Wolfpack Club and he loves Amato. Amato visited his office out of the blue twice when he was nearby. In any case, can Judy not atleast meet him and decide for herself? Very lame to not interview him. very lame.
He had 5 bowls in 7 years.
He whupped the mighty FSU.
At least give him an interview. There is no way around it. This is utter BS. Don’t hire him, fine, lots of people don’t get hired, but damn give someone like him an interview. Hell we should be grateful a former BCS coach is willing to work for $175K, when most make millions.
Honestly, I can’t imagine Amato doing anything except asking questions. The guy is notorious for doing his homework and it’s totally within his nature to seek out new FCS coaches and ask for their guidance, too.
Instead of maintaining an open mind and keeping him as a potential candidate like any other emotionally mature athletic director would do, we disregard him completely and get all butthurt about it.
This isn’t about what’s doing what’s right for the school or doing what’s right for the program. This is about hiring the person that makes Judy and others feel the most comfortable. It’s very unfortunate how priorities have gotten so skewed.