Year2 revisits the assumption that North Carolina State head coach Tom O’Brien erred when he allowed Russell Wilson to transfer away:
For O’Brien, taking on that extra loss might have been worth it to send a message to his team about commitment. If that’s the case, then he made a good decision by telling Wilson to walk. He got to send his message without his team falling off greatly, and Wilson got to have a dream season in Madison. They both win.
I dunno. Wolfpack QB Mike Glennon’s 2011 numbers may have compared favorably with Wilson’s 2010 stats, but I still would’ve tried to keep Wilson. Losing Wilson doesn’t just mean one extra loss. Returning a three-year starter like Wilson may have been the difference in a 8-5 season and a conference championship.