Friends, fellow alumni, well wishers,
worse enemies, and of course Lee, welcome to the
long-awaited site for all of us long-suffering NCSU
fans and alumni who seriously want to see Lee Fowler
go away, anywhere but Raleigh. His mismanagement of
our athletics department has caused us national
embarrassment several times, viz. the search for Herb
Sendek's replacement, his handling of the Chuck Amato
"situation", and his open letter chastising
the fans for not being supportive enough of Chuck.
What's worse is what Lee Fowler is NOT
doing: successfully leading the NCSU Athletics Department
toward any measure of success while constantly speaking
tired nonsense about our facilities (enough already).
May 4, 2010: Lee
Fowler Steps Down
Finally, relief. In what has
been an anguishing decade for NC State fans
positive delight to NC State's enemies,
NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson made
one of his first duties in his new position
at the helm of the University to send Lee
packing. Apparently, we now learn that
it was interim
Chancellor Jim Woodward who sent Lee packing
back in March giving him time to find
another job before the firing was made public.
Finally. And good riddance.
Now to re-establish NC State athletics. Several
things come to mind at once.
Foremost, the folks at StateFansNation
sure do know what they're talking about. They
have been on top of this story from the beginning,
despite hard accusations to the contrary.
I guess the "Lunatic Fringe" on the Internets
that Lee complained about was right all along.
(He was most assuredly referring to this site
and StateFansNation.) Lee Fowler casually
dismissed the collective anguish of a growing
legion of Pack fans on the Internet as the
"Lunatic Fringe" and went right
on with business as usual, angering students
and alumni while presiding over a worsening
athletics department with absolutely no accountability
nor any effort to improve.
"He that won't be counseled can't
be helped." -- Ben Franklin
Secondly, the nonsense
from Gopack.com is ridiculous and embarrassing.
Extolling the virtues of Lee Fowler as an
AD is pure comedy to everyone in the know
both within and withal NC State University.
Come on? The site offers puff pieces in Times
New Roman 12. If they can't be realistic can
they at least get with the times? GoPack.com
is rubbish and I cannot name one NC State
fan who gets their information from it. The
definitive sources for NC State athletics
(plural) are the message boards, i.e StateFansNation,
PackPride, The Wolf Web, and The Brickyard.
Third, this site can happily
cease to exist. What a joyous occasion it
is for this site's raison d'etre to
come to an end... unless
the folks at Mississippi State are idiots.
If they hire him, this site will be coming
to you from Starkville, MS in the near future.
As of March 13, 2010, fury and apathy continue
to characterize the NC State fanbase toward
quite possibly the worst AD in the nation.
Our friends at StateFansNation have put together
an article that, quite frankly, has a great
many NC State fans stirred up. It seems that
the forces to oust Lee Fowler (all long overdue)
are starting to coalesce. How could they not??
the full article here.
Here are some key points from the article
"Fowler has made himself a candidate
for at least a half dozen other jobs since
he has been at NC State and (obviously) nobody
will hire him. Early in his time in Raleigh
he took swings at jobs like Tennessee, Ohio
State, Georgia and even Indiana a few years
ago. In recent years, Fowler has quietly been
turned down by some smaller schools."
"Related to this point – SFN has
recently learned that within the last few
months Lee Fowler made himself a candidate
for the open Athletics Directorship at San
Diego State University. Unfortunately for
all of us, Fowler was again passed over for
the job when Jim Sterk was announced about
a month ago."
From his laughably incompetent administration
of our Athletics Department we can only conclude
that he will not be hired away. Couple that
with his league-leading high salary (and contract
extension??) and we have a recipe for a bad
situation. Hopefully the rumor mill contains
some grains of truth of late. How much longer
can our University continue the downward trajectory?
Three words: Fire.Lee.Fowler.