The past 48 hours have been nothing short of a whirlwind for North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried, his players and fans of the program.

Or, I guess I should say, former North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried.

Except that he’s still coaching the team until their season is officially over.

In one of the more unique situations I can remember, Gottfried was relieved of his coaching duties this week but asked to stay on to finish the season because he doesn’t want to leave the kids he’s coaching high and dry.

After losing a close game to Notre Dame, Gottfried took some time to address the media about why he’s sticking with this team despite being fired earlier this week.