Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sanchez's tough luck and other links

Former Eagle Tony Sanchez was having a great first season in the minors until Tuesday when a stray pitch broke his jaw. He will have surgery and is out indefinitely. He should fully recover...let's just hope the bad luck surrounding the Pirates doesn't trickle down to their prospects.

NC State hired Maryland's AD to run their athletic department. I don't feel strongly one way or the other about Yow, but wonder if she'll pressure TOB to finally win.

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mod34b said...

With a new AD, TOB = Thrown Over Board. He just has not got their program turned around.

Dan said...

Yea I think this season is TOB's last to get that ship righted.

Erik said...

The Maryland fans are ecstatic.
The NC State fans, not sure how they should feel, it's not like they could be doing much worse.

Big Jack Krack said...

When you come right down to it, what does TOB care? He used NC State to get closer to his retirement home in Charleston, SC and he is financially set thanks to the Wolfpack - Ha, ha, ha, ha.

He gave it his best, but it's their fault he couldn't win - they just couldn't bring in quality student-athletes. He left BC becuase we COULD bring in quality student-athletes - just not big time winners in his opinion.

When will he ever get it right?

FakeShalomTfree said...

As a BC alum living in Maryland, I find it ironic that the reaction among UM alums is similar to BC's when TOB left. They're thankful for certain things Yow has done for the program, but are not disappointed to see her leave.

Unlike the hoops program, UM's football program has been mediocre at best. The administration and fanbase has set their expectations low, with the mindset that UM is a basketball school and can never be a consistent football power. Given the talent base in the mid-atlantic, there is no reason that should be the case.

I'm really curious to see if Yow simply puts up with mediocrity in football at NC State as she did at Maryland. Unlike Maryland, though, she doesn't have a strong basketball program to hang her hat on, so it could be interesting