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NC State Hires Todd Goebbel as TE Coach & Special Teams Coordinator

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Raleigh, NC — NC State head football coach Dave Doeren has announced that Todd Goebbel has joined the Wolfpack staff as tight ends coach/special teams coordinator. Goebbel, who comes to Raleigh after spending the last five seasons at Marshall, brings experience as a special teams coordinator, offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and has also coached a variety of positions on offense during his career.

“What drew me to Todd was how impressed I’ve been with Marshall’s special teams when we’ve played them each of the past two years,” said Doeren. “I’m excited to add a guy to our staff who has great knowledge in the kicking game – running all of the units and coaching the specialists- and who also knows how to coach multiple positions on offense. He has developed players at tight end, quarterback and wide receiver during his career.

“He is known as a terrific recruiter and I was blown away by his organization, teaching method, passion for the game, and relationship-building skills.”

Goebbel comes from a coaching family, as his father Mike has spent 40+ years in the high school ranks and coached two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin when he was a prep player in Columbus, Ohio. His brother Kyle is a high school coach while his brother Aaron serves as an Associate Athletic Director at Marshall.

Goebbel, who has been recruiting the South Georgia/North & Southwest Florida/Ohio areas, has coached a variety of positions on offense and worked with special teams at Marshall during his recent stint with the Herd.

“My family and I would like thank Coach Doeren and NC State for giving us the opportunity to join the rich Wolfpack tradition and this special football family,” said Goebbel. “I have had great respect for what he has built, both on and off the field, and I am excited to be on this coaching staff that is completely committed to bringing a championship to Raleigh. 1Pack1Goal!”

In 2018, he mentored tight end Armani Levias who was named an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection after finishing third on the team with 25 catches, 327 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

In 2017, quarterback Chase Litton finished his three-year career as one of the most prolific passers in Marshall’s history, ranking fourth all-time in completions (727) and touchdowns (72) and fifth in passing yards (8,332).

Under Goebbel’s eyes, Marshall’s special teams were superb, too, leading the nation in ESPN.com’s Special Teams efficiency rating in 2015 and finishing 21st (second in Conference USA) in 2018, when Thundering Herd long snapper Matt Beardall was also named a first-team all-league pick.

As recruiting coordinator in 2016, Marshall inked four four-star prospects for the first time in its history and followed that effort with two more four-stars in 2017. That class also produced Levias and two-time first-team all-league selection Tyre Brady, who was a dynamic talent at wide receiver.

In 2015, as the Herd finished 10-3 and won its fifth straight postseason game in the St. Petersburg Bowl, Goebbel coached sophomore tight end Ryan Yurachek, who finished as Marshall’s No. 3 receiver with 44 catches for 417 yards and nine touchdowns. Those nine TDs led the Herd.

Kick and punt returner Deandre Reaves was the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year and finished his career as MU’s all-time leader in kick return yards. Reaves averaged 30.1 yards on kick returns and scored three TDs on returns (two kicks, one punt, tying the school mark).

Punter Tyler Williams averaged 44.4 yards per kick and closed his four-year career with the Herd’s punt yardage record (43.9), while four-year long snapper Matt Cincotta finished his career with 569 snaps … and no bad ones. Williams and Cincotta were All-C-USA second team selections.

Goebbel spent five seasons (2010-14) as the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator at Ohio Dominican University, where he had 15 players earn All-GLIAC honors.

In 2014, Goebbel helped lead Dominican to an 11-2 mark, an NCAA regional final appearance and a No. 4 finish in both the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and D2Football.com poll. He also directed quarterback Mark Miller, who finished seventh in voting for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which is presented annually to the best player in NCAA Division II.

Goebbel’s offense averaged 35.6 points and 445.3 yards per game, led the country in completion percentage (67.9) and was second nationally in red zone offense (90.9 percent).

In 2013, Dominican finished 10-1 and was Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) champions. Goebbel led an offense that was also top 10 nationally and part of a team that made a second-round appearance in the Division II playoffs.

In 2012, as ODU finished amongst the nation’s best in scoring offense, averaging 40.8 points per game to rank 12th in the country. The Panthers ranked 13th nationally in rushing yards (244.9 per game), 27th in total offense( 452.8 yards per game) and eighth in passing efficiency (161.0) while allowing just six sacks all season, the fifth-best mark in the country.

Under Goebbel’s tutelage, Ohio Dominican enjoyed its most prolific rushing attack in school history. Running back Mike Noffsinger set the school single-season and career rushing records and was honored as a Hill Trophy candidate in 2011.

Goebbel had previously spent five seasons (2005-09) at Marshall as receivers coach. During that time, Marshall saw steady improvement among its receiving corps and on special teams, which Goebbel coached for his first three years. In 2009, he coached wide receiver Darius Passmore, a second-team all-conference performer, as well as Antavius Wilson, how was named to the all-freshman team at wideout.

Prior to his first stint at Marshall, Goebbel served as Ohio State’s defensive quality control coach for one season (2004), coaching the specialists and assisting with special teams.

In 2002 and 2003, he served as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Quincy University. During those two seasons, Quincy was ranked 13th and 10th nationally in total offense. From 2000-01 he was the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Tiffin University and he coached tight ends at the College of Wooster in 1999.

A Delaware, Ohio, native, Goebbel attended Kent State University, where he was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Golden Flashes, winning MVP honors as a sophomore in 1996 and serving as team captain as a junior in 1997.

Following the 1997 season, Goebbel transferred to Northern Iowa, where he was the starting quarterback in 1998 and earned Gateway Conference Newcomer of the Year honors. He graduated from Northern Iowa in 1998 and briefly played for the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena Football League.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Quincy University.

Goebbel and his wife, Sara, have two sons, Tyler (10) and Drew (5).

Year by Year with Todd Goebbel

2015-18 Marshall TEs (2015, 2018), Special Teams (2015, 2018), Co-offensive coordinator (2017, 2018), WRs (2016), QBs (2017)

2010-14 Ohio Dominican Asst. Head Coach/Offensive coordinator

2005-09 Marshall WR/Special Teams

2004 Ohio State Defensive quality control

2002-03 Quincy University Offensive coordinator/Rec. Coordinator

2000-01 Tiffin University QB/WR

1999 College of Wooster TE

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Incoming NC State Players Get Their Jersey #’s, & Current Players Switch it Up

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With the 2019 NC State Football Spring roster released, the jersey numbers of the incoming Freshman have been revealed.

It’s worth noting that both incoming Quarterback’s chose noteworthy numbers. Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Bailey Hockman is wearing Russell Wilson’s honored #16 jersey, and Freshman Ty Evans chose Ryan Finley’s #15.

  • LB Drake Thomas took NIC Stephen Morrison’s #13.
  • NIC Jalen Frazier took CB Teshaun Smith’s #20.
  • S Khalid Martin took CB Taiyon Palmer’s #25.
  • CB Shyheim Battle took CB Vernon Grier’s #27.
  • DT Joshua Harris took DE Joe Babros’ #44.
  • OL Zovon Lindsay took LS Tyler Griffith’s #57.
  • DT CJ Clark took DE Davontae McRae’s #58.
  • OL Timothy McKay took C Garrett Bradbury’s #65.
  • WR Keyon Lesane took WR Devin Carter’s #85.
  • WR Chris Toudle took WR Emeka Emezie’s #86.
  • DE Savion Jackson took P AJ Cole’s #90.

Incoming players received their first ever jersey numbers as NC State players, but quite a few of the players already on the team decided to do a switcheroo.

  • RS SO TE Adam Boselli took over RB Marcellus Spell’s #46. Boselli was #88.
  • RS SO RB Dalton Counts took over TE Matthew Alderfer’s #35. Counts was #33.
  • RS FR CB Malik Dunlap switched from #19 to #24.
  • JR WR Emeka Emezie took over WR Kelvin Harmon’s #3. Emezie was #86.
  • RS SO OG Grant Gibson switched from #73 to #50.
  • SO S De’Von Graves took over S Dexter Wright’s #14. Graves was #6.
  • RS FR LB Calvin Hart took over CB Chris Ingram’s #15. Hart was #30.
  • JR CB Chris Ingram took over NIC Freddie Phillips #7. Ingram was #15.
  • RS FR P Mackenzie Morgan is #36 now. Morgan was #98.
  • RS FR CB Taiyon Palmer took over CB De’Von Graves #6. Palmer was #25.
  • SO RB Ricky Person took over WR Maurice Trowell’s #8. Person was #20.
  • SO CB Teshaun Smith switched from #20 to #8.
  • RS SO OL Kennan Solomon took over OL Terronne Prescod’s #70. Solomon was #94.
  • RS FR TE Camden switched from #93 to #45.

 

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A Few Players Have Switched Positions in the NC State Secondary

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With Spring Football right around the corner, a few players have switched positions in the NC State Secondary.

Cornerback

Redshirt Freshman Malik Dunlap switched over from Safety to Cornerback during last season, and is still listed as a Corner on the Spring roster.

The Wolfpack have 7 scholarship Cornerbacks on the 2019 Spring Roster

Safeties

Sophomore Tanner Ingle has been moved from Nickel to Safety. Ingle played in all 13 games last season as a Nickelback as a True Freshman. He started the first 7 games, before losing his job to Stephen Griffin. He ranked 6th on the team in tackles with 44.

Sophomore De’Von Graves has been moved from Cornerback to Safety. He saw action in 5 games at Corner (33 snaps) last year, and three other games strictly on special teams as a True Freshman.

NC State has 6 scholarship safeties on the 2019 Spring Roster.

Nickelbacks

Sophomore Tyler-Baker Williams has been moved from Safety to Nickelback. Baker-Williams saw action in 8 games last year as a True Freshman, taking snaps at Safety in 3 of them (18 snaps).

NC State has 3 scholarship Nickelbacks on the 2019 Spring Roster.

Keep in mind, incoming Freshman Jakeen Harris and Cecil Powell will get mixed into the Secondary this summer when they arrive.

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Defensive End Joe Babros Transferring from NC State

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NC State Defensive End Joe Babros has officially entered his name into the Transfer Portal, and is no longer on the Wolfpack’s roster.

Babros was a Junior College transfer from Saddleback College, committing to NC State on October 6th, 2017.

He chose NC State over offers from Iowa State, Colorado State, Nevada and others.

ESPN ranked Babros as the #48 overall player in the JUCO ranks, and the #5 Defensive End.

Babros only saw action in the East Carolina game this year, and didn’t record any stats. As a result, this past season will count as a redshirt season wherever he lands.

With the exodus of Babros, NC State has 8 scholarship defensive ends on the roster.

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6 NC State Players Invited to 2019 NFL Combine

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The invitations for the 2019 NFL Combine are officially out, and 6 NC State Football players were invited.

The Wolfpack are tied for the 6th most players invited to the Combine.

Honestly, I’m dumbfounded that Terronne Prescod didn’t receive an invite. He had the second highest grade of any offensive guard in the nation according to ProFootballFocus this year.

NC State sent 7 players to the 2018 NFL Combine last season.

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