BL: Did Debbie do good? … Wheel, Fire, Rock & Twitter

Debbie Dave
BobLee
December01/ 2017

Did Debbie “Frau” Yow Do Good?…

Wheel-Fire-Rocks & Twitter

In today’s pre-Apocalyptic World dominated by clicks and view and Ws & Ls, I don’t need to string you out and force you to read deep into this column for “what does BobLee think?” I can tell you up front…

IMO… Yes, Debbie “Frau” Yow did good keeping Dave Doeren aka DD aka DaveWho FromWhere as NC State’s Head Football Coach.

Dave Doeren seems like a very decent fellow.  …His program is certainly improving.  In a business full of thug-aletes, his players don’t seem to be.  …He beat UNCCH the past two years.  …Whatever the $$$ details… who really cares?

For as much as it was up to her and Chancellor Randy and to The NCSU BOT for their rubber stamp… Yow played the game of Coach’s Liar’s Poker as best she could have with the cards she was holding.

College ADs… City Managers… School Superintendents… Baptist preachers… and your son’s Little League coach are going to have vocal critics regardless of what they do.  Deal with it or go do something else.

Any discussion of sports fan knee-jerk reactions in a pre-Social Media world is akin to discussing transportation pre-Wheel… or cooking pre-Fire… or warfare pre-Rock.

Everything changed with the invention of The Wheel… Fire… Rocks… and Twitter.

There were Board Monkeys before there were fan message “boards”; but only their families, next door neighbors and work associates were “blessed” to hear their raging opinions. Now, thanks to Re-Tweets and the ALLCAPS key their outreach is Galactic.

Somewhere in the vastness of WolfpackWorld there IS a goober (maybe even two or three of’em) who is certain sure that Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden had agreed to be Co-Head Coaches for Free and were simply waiting for Frau to call… she never did. Said goggle-eyed goober wants everyone to know that. …

Jim Ritcher

“PR17” was ready to retire to become NC State QB Coach For Life… Torrey Holt will handle the WRs… and Jim Ritcher will leave American Airlines to coach “Centers”. But Frau never called’em.

Around Thursday noon that opportunity was lost…

Dave Doeren will remain as NC State’s Head Football Coach for at least the next five years or until he loses two in a row to UNCCH, whichever comes first.

The financial details DO NOT MATTER. In this era of $36,000,000 Indoor Practice Facilities and $20,000,000 Crisis Management Attorneys… financial details in Big Time College Sports simply DO NOT MATTER.

The Costs of Big Time College Sports mean ZERO to rabid fans.   In the same way that the Dow Jones Average means ZERO to Trump-hating liberals.

The urgency of your team dominating a “hated rival” ranks right beside a spouse or child hovering at death’s door… the world class surgeon tells you there is ONE possibility to save him/her but it will cost….. You don’t even let him finish…

DO IT Doctor… WHATEVER IT COSTS… DO IT!

Adding X number of zeros to the NC State Football payroll for Dave and his staff means absolutely NOTHING to any NC State fan. How many of you know what that payroll figure was two years ago… or two days ago… or care what it will be two years from now?

Not a one of you knows or cares.  Nor do rabid fans at any Power-5 school.

Why should you care?  The lights will stay on… the grass will get mowed… the campus trash will get picked up… your alma mater will persevere regardless of how much the Tight End Coach is paid… Trust Me!

IF DD falters i.e. it’s early November and NCSU is still not bowl-eligible… that is “Falter”… Losing two in a row to UNCheats is definitely “falters”… Frau’s successor will get really really nasty e-mails demanding he/she contact Cowher / Gruden NOW…

THEN the buy-out $$$ will get mentioned on local talk shows blah blah yadda yadda… but even then Financial Details Don’t Matter.

Somehow Bobby Purcell cajoles the $$$ from somewhere and the next Era of NC State Football begins… Frau’s name is uttered in vain for “a terrible deal” back in November 2017. Such is the plight of every AD.

Had DD somehow lost last Saturday, we ALL know NONE of this would be happening.  Yes… UTenn would still be a laughingstock but DD would not have been part of that train wreck.

Had DD been 10-2 and headed to a NewYearsBowl6 … then there woulda been at least a dozen Tennessee fans, maybe, on the planet who didn’t say “Who thPaul Cryste Hell is Dave Freakin’ Doeren?” earlier this week.

FWIW… how many UTenn loonies know who Paul Cryst is?  Do YOU know who Paul Cryst is?  I do.

Yes… Dave Doeren “Beamered” Tennessee. He (his agent) used “an offer from UTenn” to get Frau to up the ante.  When Frank Beamer “Beamered” Dickie Baddour, there actually were UNC fans who wanted Beamer at UNC.

Within VolunteerNation neither Peyton Manning nor that she-trainer he mooned twenty years ago could pick Dave Doeren out of a series of five mug shots of DD… Matt Lauer’s favorite nubile NBC intern… Nick Saban’s barber… Commodore Vanderbilt… and Clay Travis.

The Paul Finebaum said he would not know Dave Doeren if he walked down the main street of Knoxville wearing a “I’m Dave Doeren” t-shirt!  OUCH!

The 36 hours that the words Dave Doeren and Tennessee Football were appearing in the same sentence was Twilight Zone material. Did it really happen? …Says who?

On a list of Never Really Happened – But You Think It Did… this “Bobby Ewing Bobby Ewingshower” is right there next to Roy Williams to coach The Lakers… and UNC Found Not Guilty of Anything.

###

MAYBE there will be a Dynasty Upheaval in The ACC. Sports Dynasties DO end. Ask Nebraska… ask Texas… ask UCLA BB. Maybe Florida State is entering Purgatory… maybe that’s why Jimbo is about to skedaddle…

Instead of just FSU, Florida and Miami diving up Florida’s abundance of semi-literate 18 y/o phenoms… there are now UCF… USF… FAU… and even The Butcher at wherever FIU is.  Maybe Jimbo sees easier pickings in Texas?

FSU slips… Louisville, with Petrino, is standing on a banana peel… Dabo’s and his Six Flags Over Death Valley is not going anywhere; but DD is one Bambard shank (and that laptop!) from thumping “Dabo” so who knows…

Is NCState under DD on the cusp of anointment as a legitimate Top Tier ACC Juggernaut? … Will Silent Sam really go away?

The knock on any NC-based FB Juggernaut has always been too many schools divvying up not enough in-state phenoms. NC is not the phenom gold mine that Florida is. Can DD overcome that?

Will Swofford retire soon… and a new era of “Damn Refs” make critical calls from a different set of orders.

If not… well, there is always that Cowher/Gruden combo just a text message away.

###

More of BobLee -Link

Blondie

Blondie’s Latest  – LINK

NCNV

 

BobLee
  • Stan Reply
    4 days ago

    blah…………….blah. I dare you to post this. You are a thin skinned blow hard with absolutely zero credibility.

    • BobLee Reply
      4 days ago

      “thin-skinned”? I’ve been called worse by people who know me better than you do.

  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    2 weeks ago

    Oh the HEADLINES…..and the trivitilation of some….
    Senate Republican (after switching John McCain’s meds and implanting a mind control chip) HAVE THE VOTES…..TRUMP TAX REFORM….at any cost… Stock market revels for two days and net worth’s increase. Maybe out to sell on the RUMOR….
    General Flynn is NOT GONNA BE IN (the pokey) since he rolled and now is doing his Tweetie Bird imitation. Stock Market Recoils…..down 300 points….but closes within 40 or so points. Net worth’s take a small third decimal place hit. Happy DAYS are still here…but the Prez’s SIL may be on the hot seat…
    OPPS….forgot about Matt (come over here and examine my crotch) Lauer….who did his best WJC imitation is also OUT….and he will NOT get his $40 Million PAYOUT. Did someone say OUT?
    The winner of the “MOST CLICKABLE” newslink of the day is ….”FSU – Jimbo going to A&M”. NOW that was a headline to remember. Wonder if Jimbo and his agent (Jimmy Sexton….who ELSE?) was able to cut a deal to FSU…? Jimbo’s buyout was SUPPOSEDLY the same as his “You’re OUTTA HERE…” amount. $40 Million would buy TWO IPF’s or one IPF and a bevy of Corporate backslappers who handle PR stuff
    Dave WHO from the Midwest stays at State. YES, BL, I suspect you are correct. Debbie was dealt a weak hand…but she played it well. Your tongue in cheek pet name probably DOES suit her….Remember the punchline…”Ve have WAYS of extracting that information……you vill NOT be happy”. supposedly said by Dr. Mengele. There IS a bit of similarity between how Debbie handles things and “German” efficiency. I WOULD not want to be on the other side of the table.
    SO, Davey has a NEW contract….what I wonder?? WHAT if UT did come a callin’ and Davey was whisked to K’ville? NOW….remember that Davey got a $100K raise (which I think went against his BASE). He also got ANOTHER year due to the 8 wins (plus $50K bonus).
    IF he had left, then Debbie would be MUCH richer (as in the AD’s budget). We would have pocketed a COOL $850K… I really questioned if we should not just let him WALK and use the extra $$ that UT is gonna pay (higher base and one more year)….for the three years (18-20). That would been a NICE dowry for finding a new coach
    BUT, he gonna stay. He will have to tone down the Helen Reddey (GOD…that woman looks OLD) “You and me against the world” (team and coach against the fans calling for his removal)….he played that tune a little too much…
    Personally, I pleased. DD has always been a class act. He plays the guitar and fly fishes. I’ll bet he even owns a FIREARM. GASP (or FEAR?)….think of ORW with anything more potent than a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun. Beat will go on. Jimbo off to greener pastures. Pack heading to WhatsItCalled Bowl….sponsored by Tampax or the Jimmy Kimmel show…ain’t gonna get the MH out of storage and CHASE the Pack….,
    Fake news or SCOOP? The NFL’s AFAM Bribe of $100 Million (without a WE GONNA STAND clause) supposedly is coming from the “donations” received and dutifully marked as VETERANS and BREAST CANCER. SO, they gonna milk off the donations and pay the $$ to folks who organize such….Rev BB, JJ, Al Shapton, Marvin Little, etc. Glad I don’t watch NFL anymore….

  • OldWuf Vet Reply
    2 weeks ago

    That was a scary 48 hours being thrust in the middle of the Univ of TN social media world. A couple of things I picked up: 1. Vol fans tend to be a little violent 2. Many of them don’t spell well 3. We may be a crazy fanbase, but we ain’t SEC football batsh@t crazy. We must keep our really rabid monkeys locked away. As usual, you are on the money with your analysis. I think it was fairly well played by both sides. Frau gave what she had to and DD didn’t do anything too obnoxious. It’s also better when a coaching search becomes a punch line that it isn’t your school

    • BobLee Reply
      2 weeks ago

      Whenever you hear any ACC fan say “We need to be more like the SEC”… BE VERY AFRAID! NO WE DON’T.
      .
      We – The ACC – have enough problem as rabid as we are. But I fear we are moving towards “them” more each year. This UTenn Fan Riot will likely be copied by more than a few other fan bases this year and in years to come. The Twitter Monster is Godzilla-like in its ferocity…

      • OldWuf Vet Reply
        2 weeks ago

        The UT Twitter eruption kinda reminded me of some of the online snowflake outrage incidents. It will be copied by entitled fan bases for years to come. There will be a session at a future AD group meeting “How to Avoid/Navigate a Twitter Revolt During a Coaching Search”. I can almost see the 2 highly paid PR guys doing the PowerPoint.

        • BobLee Reply
          2 weeks ago

          Yep… and Why Not? … it worked at UTenn. ADs and Chancellors have never figured out that their rabid board monkey factions are NOT their mainstream season ticket-holder types.

  • MB.in.Blamer Reply
    2 weeks ago

    Maybe they will achieve some sort of significance so that they can hang some banners…

    • BobLee Reply
      2 weeks ago

      Life IS simpler if only measured by banners, rings and victory bells.

  • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
    2 weeks ago

    Shucks, this is classic BL. And enough inside knowledge that he knows what he’s talking about on a broad basis.
    Elaine and I in California for her last visit with two sisters. Received word on Doeren and wrote Randy and Debbie my appreciation for “maintaining” Coach Doeren whom I’ve always said is an NC State kind of person similar to my old coach Earle Edwards. And this despite the snarky N&O DeCock reporting.
    I’m well satisfied with the Administration, the team, the coaches, and the direction of NC State.
    And that’s well beyond the traditional homerism of the day, and I’m not a tweet fan like many of your responders’ favorite politcian 😎
    Go Pack !!

    • BobLee Reply
      2 weeks ago

      But But What if… (1) that kid didn’t fumble crossing the goal line in BB&T?… or IF (2) somehow DD had lost to Larry.. But that kid did fumble… and DD didn’t lose and here we are. Ain’t Life a Hoot!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>