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Markell Johnson pretrial hearing pushed back to Jan. 16th

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UPDATE: It’s being reported that Markell Johnson’s pretrial hearing has been pushed back again, the time until January 16th. Not sure why this happened, but Markell will continue to be suspended until a ruling has been made.

Suspended NC State PG Markell Johnson had his pretrial hearing, which was scheduled today, pushed back until Jan 16th. He will be joined by three other co-defendants who were all indicted on felony assault charges in early December.

A pretrial hearing is a meeting that occurs before a trial action begins. These are generally attended by the plaintiff, defendant, the judge, the lawyers, and sometimes other parties. Pretrial hearings aim to resolve some of the legal issues before the trial begins (definition from Legal Match)

Is there a possibility that these legal issues are sorted out and a trial doesn’t have to go on? Yes, but it’s unlikely. What is likely to happen is that the case goes to court and we don’t find out about Markell’s status with NC State for some time. As far as outcomes go, here is what the most likely scenarios would look like based on how other schools have treated such incidents.

Not Guilty: Markell likely returns to NC State and resumes practice/play immediately.

Guilty of felony assault: Markell likely is kicked off the team.

Guilty of misdemeanor assault: This one would be more complicated. If the court ruled guilty but somehow reduced it to a misdemeanor, then Markell may..and I repeat, may be able to rejoin the team after some sort of in-house disciplinary action.

(Again, those are just guesses based on how other teams have dealt with this type of issue.)

 

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NC State’s Band of Brothers on Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll

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NC State’s Offensive Line, the “Band of Brothers,” was named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll yesterday. The Joe Moore Award is annually awarded to the best offensive line unit in college football.

Past Winners
2015: Alabama
2016: Iowa
2017: Notre Dame

The Wolfpack was 1 of 14 offensive line units named to the Midseason Honor Roll:

#1 Alabama
Appalachian State
Army West Point
Boston College
#8 Georgia
#14 Kentucky
Memphis
#22 Mississippi State
#16 NC State
#2 Ohio State
#9 Oklahoma
#12 Oregon
#7 Texas
#23 Wisconsin

North Carolina State (5-0)

  • Their two sacks allowed lead the ACC and are second in the nation.
  • Their OL has paved and protected their way to at least 24 first downs in all 5 games this season, which also stands alone as the most such games in the ACC this season.
  • Lead the country in third down conversion percentage (60.9%).
  • What the committee is saying: “This unit has improved each week. Consistency, teamwork, and finishing make them the best OL unit in the ACC. Bradbury is leading a unit that knows they must set the tone on the ground to balance a dangerous passing attack. 7 min in 2Q of BC game is perfect example of what they are doing best in stretch run game.”

Offensive line coach: Dwayne Ledford (Link)

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NC State in the NFL 2018 Week 6 Recap

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Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season is in the bag, and 14 former NC State players were active. Here’s a breakdown of their performances.

Rookie Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Starter) had his best game of his young career on Sunday, recording 3 sacks in the Broncos’ 20-23 loss to the Rams. He had a total of 5 tackles, which is also a new high for Chubb. The three sacks tied a Broncos’ rookie single-game record. Chubb played 72% of the Broncos defensive snaps.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (Starter) was extremely sharp on Sunday, completing 17 of his 23 passes for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 interception) in the Seahawks 27-3 blowout against the Raiders. His QB Rating was 125.4.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (Starter) was 11 of 20 for 207 yards with 2 touchdowns (1 interception) in the Chargers 38-14 victory over the Browns. His QB Rating was 103.5 on the day.

Check out Rivers laying the block on this end around for Keenan Allen.

Place Kicker Stephen Haushcka (Starter) connected on both of his field goal attempts (26 and 52) and his one extra point attempt in the Bills 13-20 loss to the Texans.

Rookie (technically) David Grinnage was called up from the practice squad last week, and he had 1 reception for 7 yards in his first career NFL game this past Sunday in the Jaguars 7-40 loss to the Cowboys. He played 9 offensive snaps.

Marlon Mack returned to the Colts lineup, so Rookie Running Back Nyheim Hines returned to a reserve role in Indianaoplis’ 34-42 loss to the Colts. He had 3 carries for 14 yards and 2 receptions (3 targets) for 21 yards.

Rookie Defensive Tackle BJ Hill had 2 tackles in the Giants 13-34 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night football. Hill played 32 snaps on defense (45%).

Left Guard Joe Thuney (Starter) played every offensive snap in the Patriots 43-40 victory over the Chiefs.

Left Guard JR Sweezy (Starter) played every offensive snap in the Seahawks 27-3 victory over the Raiders.

Left Guard Ted Larsen (Starter) started and played every offensive snap in the Dolphins 31-28 victory over the Bears.

Rookie Defensive Tackle Justin Jones played 21 snaps (28%) in the Chargers 38-14 victory over the Browns, but didn’t record any stats.

Cornerback Juston Burris played strictly on special teams once again for the Jets (5 snaps) in their 42-34 victory over the Colts.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels played strictly on special teams in the Steelers 28-21 victory over the Bengals.

Safety Josh Jones played in a reserve role for the Packers last night in their 33-30 victory over the 49ers, but didn’t record any stats.

Did Not Play
Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Jacoby Brissett
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Mike Glennon
Buffalo Bills Cornerback Dontae Johnson
Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Lineman Will Richardson

Injured Reserve
San Franscisco 49er Defensive End Kentavius Street

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NC State basketball to host ECU on 10/21 for ‘Secret Scrimmage’

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NC State kicks off basketball season on Oct. 19th at 8pm with their annual ‘Primetime with the Pack‘ pep rally (tickets still on sale).

While that event doesn’t include a scrimmage anymore, the players won’t have to wait long to get in some game action. That’s because of a ‘secret scrimmage’ scheduled on 10/21 against ECU, according to college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman.

It used to be that teams just hosted semi-pro or foreign national teams for their early season game prep, but over the past few years, that has changed. Suddenly, almost every school is scheduling scrimmages with other D1 schools. (If you remember, last year they hosted Campbell.)

“They want to go up against like teams.” Said Goodman. “They get to really see where they’re at, at this point and they can control it. It’s a controlled environment. That’s the biggest thing. (STADIUM)”

The NCAA allows teams to have two exhibition games. These can be public events that fans can attend and they can sell tickets for, or they can be private scrimmages like this. As you can see, because of this ‘secret scrimmage’ NC State will only play one public exhibition game on Monday, Oct. 29th vs. Chowan.

So why would a team opt to forgo ticket money and play a private scrimmage instead?

“It’s a way for them to control. They can stop it halfway through and say ‘Hey, coaches want to get them together and work on their zone offense.’ And that’s what they can do for a 20 minute period if they want.” said Goodman. (STADIUM)

There has been no official word, but this event will very likely be closed to the public and the media (as all others have been).

 

 

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WATCH: NC State assistant Takayo Siddle was Mic’d Up during practice on Monday

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NC State basketball’s Twitter looks to be doing a series called “Mic’d Up Mondays’ where they will be putting a mic on a coach or player so we can listen in on a practice.

This week they mic’d up assistant Takayo Siddle.

Siddle was hired this past May by Kevin Keatts. The two have a history dating back to when Siddle played for Keatts at Hargrave. He then coached as an assistant under Keatts at both Hargrave and UNC-W.

It’s amazing the amount of behind the scenes access Wolfpack fans are getting these days. You young fans have it made.

Back in the day to get any sort of access you’d have to hope to catch an interview clip on the local news to get some behind the scenes info. Then when the internet came along you could get some second-hand rumors info from message boards and team sites.

Shoot, we at PackInsider.com got into the game because we wanted to ask more in-depth questions and bring full video interviews to the fans. Now NC State is just offering up a full-on weekly behind the scenes docuseries and they’re putting mic’s on their coaches during practice.

What a time to be alive.

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