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NC State has 2nd Best Vegas Odds To Land Kelly Bryant

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News broke yesterday that Clemson Graduate Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant has lined up a visit to UNC, but the Vegas Odds don’t have the Tar Heels in the Top-6 most likely to land him. According to Vegas, NC State is the team with the 2nd best chances of landing Bryant.

He decided to transfer from Clemson after Week 4 when Freshman Trevor Lawrence was named the starter, and with the new redshirt rules, he is able to redshirt this season, despite playing in the first 4 games.

Bryant was a 3-star prospect that was a member of the 2015 recruiting class, and NC State originally offered him a scholarship back on June 14th, 2013. On April 12th, 2014, Bryant revealed his Top-5 (UNC wasn’t in his Top-5), and the Wolfpack made the cut along with Clemson, Florida, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He was NC State’s top quarterback prospect in the 2015 class, and after missing on him, the Wolfpack didn’t end up taking a QB that year. NC State was the runner-up for Bryant coming out of high school.

The possible addition of Bryant would make for a crowded quarterback room in 2019. Devin Leary will most likely be a Redshirt Freshman, Matt McKay will be a Redshirt Sophomore, as will Bailey Hockman. The addition of Bryant would give NC State an experienced quarterback that led Clemson to a 12-2 record in 2017, a trip to the College Football Playoff, and a final ranking of #4 in the AP Poll. It would give the three young quarterbacks a chance to get one more year of maturation and development before taking the reins. Whether or not Leary would stick around with the possible addition of Bryant would remain to be seen.

Not that it’s Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren’s long term plan, but every single quarterback that has started a game for him has been a transfer: Pete Thomas (Colorado State), Brandon Mitchell (Arkansas), Jacoby Brissett (Florida) and Ryan Finley (Boise State). Both Mitchell and Finley were graduate transfers, like Bryant.

At the end of the day, I don’t think this is going to happen. NC State has the best quarterback depth they’ve had in a very long time, but this is still interesting nonetheless.

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NC State Currently Ranks 5th in the Directors’ Cup After Soccer Season

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NC State has moved up to #5 in the current 2018-19 Fall Directors’ Cup standings at the conclusion of Soccer season.

The Wolfpack has finished ranked in the Top-25 in each of the 4 sports that have wrapped up thus far this Fall (Men’s & Women’s Cross Country & Men’s & Women’s Soccer).

The Wolfpack Women’s Cross Country team won their 3rd straight ACC Championship (24th overall), and the Men’s team finished 3rd. In the NCAA Championships, the Men finished 11th, and the Women finished 13th, marking the first time both teams finished in the Top-15 since 2003.

The NC State Women’s Soccer Team finished ranked in the Top-25 for the third consecutive season (first time since 1990-92), landing at #21 in the TopDrawerSoccer Poll, and a record best 18th in the RPI rankings. The Wolfpack advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year (first time since 1994-96), and to the Sweet 16 for the 2nd time in 3 seasons.

The Wolfpack Men’s Soccer Team finished at #24 in the TopDrawerSoccer Top-25 Poll, advanced to the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons for the 1st time since 1991-92, and won their first game in the tourney since 1994.

NC State finished 7th in the Fall Standings of last year’s Directors’ Cup, which was a school best.

(PhotoCred: GoPack)

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Appalachian State Hires NC State Offensive Coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz as Head Coach

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NC State already reportedly lost their Offensive Line Coach Dwayne Ledford to Louisville.

Add Offensive Coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz to the list of coaches out the door.

“My family and I are excited to embrace and build upon the proud tradition of Appalachian State Football,” Drinkwitz said. “I am thankful to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Everts, Doug Gillin and the entire App Nation for the opportunity to be the head coach at this great university. This is a special time for App Nation, and we will work tirelessly to uphold the championship tradition.” (Link)

NC State’s Total Offense Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 28th
2017: 25th
2016: 63rd

NC State’s Points Per Game Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 35th
2017: 40th
2016: 75th

NC State’s Passing Yards Per Game Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 9th
2017: 29th
2016: 38th

NC State’s Rushing Yards Per Game Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 107th
2017: 50th
2016: 86th

We will have to wait and see whether or not Doeren decides to fill this vacancy internally, or bring someone in from the outside.

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C Garrett Bradbury is NC State’s 8th Consensus 1st Team All-American

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NC State Redshirt Graduate Senior Center Garrett Bradbury is now officially the 8th player in school history to be considered a Consensus 1st Team All-American.

If a player earns 1st Team All-American honors from 3 of the 5 organizations, the NCAA recognizes them as CONSENSUS 1st Team All-Americans: AP (Associated Press), Sporting News, AFCA (American Football Coaches Association), FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and Walter Camp.

Bradbury earned 1st Team honors from all 5.

In fact, when a player earns 1st Team honors from all 5 of the above organizations, they are considered UNANIMOUS 1st Team All-Americans.

Bradbury is a UNANIMOUS 1st Team All-American.

NC State Consensus 1st Team All-Americans
2018: Center Garrett Bradbury
2017: Defensive End Bradley Chubb
1998: Wide Receiver Torry Holt
1996: Place Kicker Marc Primanti
1979: Center Jim Ritcher
1978: Running Back Ted Brown
1973: Offensive Guard Bill Yoest
1967: Defensive Tackle Dennis Byrd

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NC State Lands 5 on ESPN’s 2018 All-ACC Team

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ESPN has revealed their 2018 All-ACC Football Team, and 5 NC State players were represented.

Offense

QB: Ryan Finley, NC State
His 24 touchdown passes tied for the league lead and his 151.9 passer rating ranked second, but his 3,789 passing yards was the most through 12 games by an ACC quarterback since Matt Ryan in 2007.
RB: Travis Etienne, Clemson
RB: AJ Dillon, Boston College
WR: Kelvin Harmon, NC State
Harmon finished with more than 1,000 yards receiving for the second consecutive season — one of just seven ACC receivers to do that in the past decade.
WR: Tee Higgins, Clemson
WR: Greg Dortch, Wake Forest
OT: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
OG: Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
C: Garrett Bradbury, NC State
In three years, Bradbury went from converted tight end to the Rimington Trophy winner as the nation’s top center.
OG: Terronne Prescod, NC State
In 636 snaps, Prescod had 32 knockdowns and didn’t allow a sack for one of the best passing offenses in the country.
OT: Stefano Millin, Pitt

Defense

DE: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DT: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
DT: Gerald Willis III, Miami
DE: Brian Burns, Florida State
LB: Tre Lamar, Clemson
LB: Shaq Quarterman, Miami
LB: Germaine Pratt, NC State
Pratt emerged to have a sensational senior season, ranking second in the league with 9.45 tackles per game.
CB: Hamp Cheevers, Boston College
S: Jaquan Johnson, Miami
S: Andre Cisco, Syracuse
CB: Bryce Hall, Virginia

Special Teams

K: Andre Szmyt, Syracuse
P: Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech
RS: Michael Walker, Boston College (ESPN)

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