N.C. State’s Mark Gottfried to jump out of plane before Wolfpack’s football game with South Alabama this Saturday

Posted by Andy Durham on September 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm under College | 8 Comments to Read

Jump ball for N.C. State basketball coach Mark Gottfried?

No, he’s jumping out of an airplane.

from Andy Katz at www.espn.com:

The plan is for Gottfried to latch onto a trusted tandem jumper and land at the 50-yard line before kickoff of Wolfpack’s home football game against South Alabama. The person who will be guiding Gottfried to land is the same man who helped former President George H.W. Bush jump on his 80th birthday.

“I figured if he could survive it, I could survive it,” Gottfried said. “The No. 1 reason is to bring attention to our military since it’s military appreciation week. I want to say thank you to them. But we’re also trying to get attention for NC State basketball.”

Would Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski or North Carolina’s Roy Williams do something like this?

“They don’t have to,” Gottfried said. “We’re at a different point with our program. We have a long, long, long ways to go, about as long as that fall out of the plane.”

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  • Dave said,

    State has “a long, long, long ways to go” in all their sport programs with the exception of bass fishing. Maybe their bass fishing coach can give a few motivational speeches before one of their football games

  • Andy said,

    If you’re gonna go that route, maybe N.C. State should bring in Roland Martin, Hank Parker or Tim Goad for that speech……

  • Gfan said,

    I am having flashbacks of Monte Kiffin.

  • we don't cheat said,

    Dave, you may be right. But at least they are not cheaters on the field as well as in the classroom. BTW, how have those last few games with the Pack gone for ya? Sure hate ya’ll fired Butch.

    Gfan, I was thinking the same thing. Kiffin.

  • Other Dave said,

    I don’t think that Coach Geiger has to take a backseat to bass fishing.
    Doesn’t he have about 28 ACC championships?

  • Dave said,

    we don’t cheat…I’m an NC State grad. Sorry for the negative comments but that’s the truth. We can’t even field good soccer programs.

  • Save the Chute said,

    Gottfried better save the chute becasue he will need it to bale again when the disillusional State fans resume complaining that they should be competing for an ACC championship.

  • Butch Davis said,

    My fans are a ton more delusional than State, Duke,Wake and Hokie fans combined. My fans are also more obnoxious. How do you think I kept my job for so long after Marvin 1st tweeted?