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NC State’s Dave Doeren 1 of 17 Coaches on Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

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The Midseason Watch List for the Dodd Trophy was released today, and NC State head coach Dave Doeren was 1 of the 17 coaches that made the cut. Since 1976, the Dodd Trophy has been given to the Division-I head coach that “enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity – the three pillars of legendary coach Bobby Dodd’s philosophy.” (Link)

Here’s the 17 coaches that made the Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List:

Coach School Conference Current AP Ranking Current Record APR Score
Paul Chryst Wisconsin Big Ten No. 15 4-1 986
Dave Doeren N.C. State ACC No. 20 5-0 964
Luke Fickell Cincinnati American No. 25 6-0 982
James Franklin Penn State Big Ten No. 8 4-1 980
Jim Harbaugh Michigan Big Ten No. 12 5-1 990
Tom Herman Texas Big 12 No. 9 5-1 972
Dana Holgorsen West Virginia Big 12 No. 6 5-0 950
Brian Kelly Notre Dame Independent No. 5 6-0 966
Mike MacIntyre Colorado Pac-12 No. 19 5-0 970
Ed Orgeron LSU SEC No. 13 5-1 956
Chris Petersen Washington Pac-12 No. 7 5-1 986
Mark Richt Miami ACC No. 16 5-1 964
Lincoln Riley Oklahoma Big 12 No. 11 5-1 956
Nick Saban Alabama SEC No. 1 6-0 984
Kirby Smart Georgia SEC No. 2 6-0 963
Charlie Strong USF American No. 23 5-0 960
Dabo Swinney Clemson ACC No. 4 6-0 987

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Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Miami’s Mark Richt join Doeren in representing the ACC. Doeren was on the MidSeason Watch List last season as well.

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6 NC State Players Named to Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams

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Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams are out, and 6 NC State players made the cut.

2nd Team – Defensive Tackle – Larrell Murchison

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3rd Team – Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie

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3rd Team – Place Kicker Chris Dunn

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3rd Team – Offensive Guard – Joshua Fedd-Jackson

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3rd Team – Linebacker Isaiah Moore

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3rd Team – Offensive Tackle Justin Witt

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NC State Football is an Early 20-Point Favorite Over ECU in Season Opener

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We are still 2.5 months away from opening day of the 2019 NC State Football season, but that hasn’t stopped Vegas from creating extremely early betting lines.

According to OddShark, the Wolfpack are early 20-point favorites over the East Carolina Pirates for the season opener in Carter-Finley Stadium on August 31st at Noon.

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North Carolina State are 3-6 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.

North Carolina State are 11-4 Straight Up in their last 15 games.

North Carolina State are 7-1 Straight Up in their last 8 games at home.

North Carolina State are 5-1 Straight Up in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games played in August.

North Carolina State are 3-9 Against the Spread in their last 12 games played in Week 1.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of North Carolina State’s last 18 games played on a Saturday.

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East Carolina are 2-7 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.

East Carolina are 1-7 Straight Up in their last 8 games.

East Carolina are 0-8 Straight Up in their last 8 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 8 games played in week 1.

East Carolina are 1-6 Straight Up in their last 7 games played on a Saturday.

East Carolina are 1-6 Against the Spread in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog.

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NC State Unveils Stealth Wolf Uniforms for Syracuse Game on Military Appreciation Day

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NC State unveiled the new “Stealth Wolf” Uniforms today that Adidas hooked them up with for the Wolfpack’s Military Appreciation Day game against Syracuse this Fall on October 10th.

Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams is the mysterious man under the helmet, waking up at 4:30am to head down to Wilmington for the video/photo shoot.

Pack Creative continues to put out stellar work.

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NC State vs. West Virginia Kickoff Set for Noon…

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Yes…you read the headline right.

Another game on the 2019 NC State football schedule is set to kickoff before 1pm.

With this news, NC State’s first three games of the 2019 season will kickoff before 1pm.

  • Game 1: August 31st: East Carolina: Noon (ACC Network)
  • Game 2: September 7th: Western Carolina: 12:30pm (RSN)
  • Game 3: September 14th: @ West Virginia: Noon (FS1)

Five of NC State’s last seven home games have kicked off at 1pm or before, and their 1st two home games once again in 2019 follow suit.

As Dave Doeren once said in reference to Noon kickoffs:

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, fans just need to get up and do what they do earlier.”

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