This doesn't make that letter look any better, that's for sure. It's less than 24 hours later and we have a coach. Per JP Giglio:
5 p.m. press conference set for N.C. State
The name I'm hearing is Mark Gottfried...
Gottfried, you may recall, was Anthony Grant's predecessor at Alabama. Gottfried spent 11 years at Alabama (well, more like 10.5) and took the Crimson Tide to six NCAA tournaments. But his program missed out on post-season play during his last couple of seasons, so we aren't looking at a guy with a clear upward trend to his name here. (Obviously, since he was let go, er, resigned.) He's still young, though, and seems to fit what Yow has been looking for. We'll know for sure at 5. Batten down the hatches, boys!