Amato out at NC State
With the announcement today that Amato is done in Raleigh, The Chest becomes the second coach (along with Miami's Larry Coker) to defeat TOB this season and then be fired at the end of the year. He becomes the FOURTH coach in the last three years to share in this "honor" (Syracuse's Paul Pasqualoni and Pitt's Walt Harris were both fired after the 2004 season). And that doesn't include UNC's John Bunting, who survived only one season after the one in which he defeated TOB.
For those who think TOB is a good coach, is there a SINGLE other coach in the country who has lost to 4 coaches in 3 years who would go on to be fired at the end of that season?? I don't know, but my bet is that if there is one, his school's fans are calling for his head.
It's tough going at BC though, what with our small school size, small fan base, and stringent academic requirements. Because everyone knows that only major football factories, schools of 25,000 whose players are paid by boosters and hire stand-ins to take their Underwater Basket Weaving exams, scandal-ridden institutions like Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, have the capability to win the ACC Championship.