Throwback Thursday: November 5th

“If you take three things that you can’t do in college football, you have an agent on your staff. You’re paying your players. And you have academic fraud. That’s a triple play as far as the NCAA goes.”- Tom O’Brien…

It was 4 years ago THIS week (November 3, 2011 to exact) that the most popular regional rivalry in college football escalated to a new level with Raleigh’s NC State Head Coach Tom O’Brien spitting the hottest fire against rival UNC regarding their ongoing agent scandal. ABC’s Mark Armstrong had the story, and a special hat tip to Joe Ovies and Adam Gold of 99.9FM The Fan for getting UNC interim coach Everett Withers to drop the “flagship” line on their show.

O’Brien known for his ability to recruit 2 star football players like a boss, used this to needle the Wolfpack’s rival more than ever before.