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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The man in the mirror

The N&O's Caulton Tudor strongly suggests that Herb Sendek resign if he can't salvage State's season:

"But if N.C. State can't finish strong enough to get back to the NCAA Tournament, the smart move by Sendek would be to resign. The alternative would be a year in a purgatory of fan resentment and constant speculation.....If he can't salvage this season, Sendek should look in the mirror and consider a new direction."

The irony, Tudor writes, is next season could actually provide a bit of hope for State and its fans:

"Even with a bad finish, the Pack could be looking forward to the 2005-06 season in a conference gutted by the loss of several of its stars, including non-seniors who jump to the NBA. At least a dozen players, such as maryland's John Gilchrist, Georgia Tech's Jarrett Jack, North Carolina's Rashad McCants and Wake Forest's Chris Paul, have to be thinking about early departures."

State fans are clamoring for Sendek's head, but that's not going to happen. Sendek's going to have to fall on the sword. true, the Pack has lost quite a bit of respect this season. But so have some other ACC teams. And nobody respects a quitter. Right?