Friday, February 08, 2008

Pack getting confident

NC State seems to think they have figured out their many problems now that they are sitting at 4-4 in the ACC. They have no signature win in or out of the conference and that last second gift over Villanova is looking less impressive by the day, even if you think they were not given the game due to bad officiating. A win over Maryland might give them some momentum going into the second half of the season. On closer inspection this turnaround by the Wolfpack may be a bit of a mirage. They have only managed one win in four road games and got demolished at Duke, Clemson and North Carolina. They needed last second miracles against Miami and Wake Forest to pull out home victories and of their four ACC wins only their game against Virginia Tech was by a comfortable margin and even that required fighting off a furious rally.

In short the Wolfpack are still not a good team. I cannot imagine a Sidney Lowe coached team coming to Comcast and winning this Saturday. In addition Lowe indicated that Brandon Costner was unlikely to play against the Terps due to the rib injury that kept him out of the win over the Hokies.

The 2008 football schedule was released by the ACC today. You can view it here.

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