According to The Athletic, Defensive End Bradley Chubb told them that he hasn’t decided whether or not he will play in NC State’s bowl game.
Potential top-10 draft pick Bradley Chubb told The Athletic he hasn’t decided whether or not he will play in N.C. State’s bowl game, whatever it may be. Have to imagine plenty of prospects are wrestling with the same conundrum.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) December 1, 2017
Here are Rotoworld’s thoughts on Chubb’s Looking decision.
Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey both drew a fair amount of flak for their decisions to sit out their respective bowl games last winter, but we would expect that a greater number of draft-eligible prospects are going to begin to take that route moving forward. Chubb (6’4/260) could be among them this year. The wrecking ball of a defensive lineman is in play for the first overall pick come the spring.(Roto)
Here’s the deal.
Chubb likely would have been a 1st round draft pick last year, but he bet on himself, and came back and raised his draft stock even higher. He wanted to break Mario Williams records, and he did. Chubb became the 2nd NC State player to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year Award. His draft stock can’t get much higher. If Chubb plays and gets hurt, or has a sub-par performance, his draft stock could dip.
On the other hand, Chubb might play because he simply loves NC State, his teammates, and the fans. Even though his stock can’t get much higher, if he plays and has a monster performance, it could increase his chances of the #1 pick.
If the Wolfpack were heading to a bigger bowl game, like the Orange Bowl, I think Chubb playing would be way more appealing.
If you think this is an easy decision for Chubb, you don’t understand his situation at all. Whatever he decides to do, NC State fans need to stand with Chubb, respect his decision, and show gratitude.
Former NC State Offensive Lineman Justin Chase Transfers to ECU
Offensive Lineman Justin Chase announced he was transferring from NC State back on December 1st.
Now we know where he will be playing his final year of eligibility.
Chase is transferring to East Carolina as a Graduate Transfer.
— Justin Chase (@justinchase_73) April 11, 2020
Chase only saw action in the first two games of last season for the Wolfpack, playing 2 snaps against ECU, and 12 against Western Carolina. He was a 3-Star prospect in the Wolfpack’s 2016 recruiting class.
NC State’s Dave Doeren Buys Lunch for Rex Hospital Employees
Earlier this week, NC State head football coach Dave Doeren bought lunch for 100 employees at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
The food bought was from Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Rex is where NC State sends their players if they need to go to the hospital.
Alan Wolf, media relations manager for Rex Healthcare, told Jonas Pope IV of the News & Observer how much Doeren’s generosity meant.
“It’s a stressful time to be at the hospital,” Wolf told the N&O on Tuesday. “These are folks on the front line of helping patients through this pandemic. To have an outpouring of support from people like coach Doeren and those in the community who have donated all sorts of food, lunches, meals, it’s been an amazing thing to see.”
“It’s thoughtful, it’s generous and it’s heartwarming,” Wolf said. “When you’re in the hospital for however long your shift is and all of a sudden there’s a boxed lunch that a football coach donated, it means the world.” (N&O)
2020 Vegas Odds: NC State Football Regular Season Wins: 4.5
After a rough 2019, in which NC State’s football team posted a 4-8 (1-7) record, every Wolfpack fan is looking for a glimmer of hope that 2020 will yield better results.
Vegas has released their odds for the 2020 college football season, and NC State is projected to win 4.5 regular season games, missing a bowl for the second straight year.
According to their projections, here’s how ACC football teams are projected to improve or worsen in 2020.
Boston College: -1
Georgia Tech: –
NC State: +0.5
Virginia Tech: –
Wake Forest: -1
NC State Ranks 4th in the ACC in Football Revenue
FootballScoop shared their research last week on the highest grossing college football teams, and NC State ranked 4th in the ACC.
1. Florida State — $69 million
2. Clemson — $61 million
3. Miami — $56 million
4. NC State — $46 million
5. Syracuse — $44 million (FootballScoop)
The dates of their research were from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
For some perspective, the ACC doesn’t have a school ranked in the Top-15 nationally.
Power 5 — Top 15
1. Texas — $156 million
2. Georgia — $123 million
3. Michigan — $122 million
4. Notre Dame — $116 million
5. Ohio State — $115 million
6. Penn State — $100 million
7. Auburn — $95 million
8. Oklahoma — $94.8 million
9. Alabama — $94.6 million
10. Nebraska — $94.3 million
11. LSU — $92 million
12. Tennessee — $91 million
13. Wisconsin — $90 million
14. Florida — $85 million
15. Washington — $84 million (FootballScoop)
Wake Forest is tied for the 2nd lowest Football Revenue out of all the Power 5 schools, and Boston College ranks 5th.