ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg wrote a piece yesterday entitled ‘Hot teams, hot seats, hot lists: Your 2017 CFB guide’, and he dubbed NC State with the following title: Playoff Spoiler.
NC State and College Football Playoff don’t typically belong in the same sentence. As a life-long NC State fan, I cringe at high expectations, because I feel like they have been poisonous to us in the past. With that being said, it’s nice to be in the conversation, and I’m only here to report the news. Here’s what Rittenberg said:
Playoff spoiler: NC State
The ACC is swelling with pride after two national championships in four years. The league’s top contenders, Florida State and Clemson, once again figure to compete for the title. But NC State could mess it all up. The Wolfpack outplayed both Clemson and Florida State last year, only to find ways to lose at the end. NC State will have its best team under Dave Doeren, headlined by a ferocious defensive front. There’s urgency here as Doeren likely needs to match or exceed last year’s win total to ensure his safety. Watch out for the Pack. (ESPN)