Amato feeling the heat for Wolfpack's struggles

Chuck Amato hasn't been able to fulfill expectations at NC State, and now it appears the natives are getting restless.

Updated: October 6, 2005, 2:02 PM ET
By Doug Carlson | Special to ESPN.com

The coach in the shiny red high-tops and white, plastic wraparound shades isn't afraid of drawing attention to himself.

Good thing, too, because all eyes are on Chuck Amato these days at North Carolina State.

Hired away from his job as linebackers coach at Florida State a few days after the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech to complete a perfect season and win the 1999 national title, Amato was supposed to bring some of that swagger to Raleigh, where the Wolfpack was hungry to move ...

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