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
NC State’s Depth Chart vs. Ball State (with notes)
NC State released their depth chart for their matchup against Ball State this Saturday night yesterday at Dave Doeren’s weekly press conference.
- Last week there was an “OR” between Freshman Timothy McKay and Redshirt Freshman Derrick Eason at Right Tackle, with the former being listed before the latter. This week there is no “OR”, and Eason has jumped over McKay to serve as Redshirt Junior Justin Witt’s backup.
- Freshman Nose Tackle Joshua Harris was third string on the depth chart last week, but isn’t on it at all this week. He has battled injury, and has yet to see the field through 3 games. The same is true for Freshman Defensive Tackle CJ Clark.
- There is now an “OR” in between the names of Redshirt Junior Brock Miller and Redshirt Freshman Payton Wilson at the BUCK Linebacker position. Wilson ranks 4th on the team in tackles.
- Senior Kishawn Miller is now the starter at Left Cornerback. Last week Sophomore Teshaun Smith was at the top of the list, with an “OR” between his name and Miller’s. Miller started the season opener in 2018. He transferred to NC State prior to the 2018 season from Georgia Military College.
NC State Opens as a 20-Point Favorite Over Ball State
NC State’s Football team opens as a 20-point favorite over Ball State this weekend. The Wolfpack and the Cardinals will kickoff at 7pm in Carter-Finley Stadium. The Total is sitting at 58.
NC State is 1-1-1 Against the Spread thus far in 2019, and Ball State is 1-2. The Total has gone Over in 2 of the Cardinals’ 3 games, and the Total has gone Under in 2 of the Wolfpack’s 3 games.
NC State is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games Against the Spread at home. Ball State is 2-3 in their last 5 games Against the Spread.
- North Carolina State are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 4.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games played on a Saturday.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State’s last 5 games.
- Ball State are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in September.
- Ball State are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games played in week 4. (OddShark)
Dave Doeren’s Press Conference Before Ball State
Head Coach Dave Doeren met with the media today in his weekly press conference before NC State’s matchup against Ball State on Saturday at 7pm. You can watch it here, or check out the bulleted breakdown below.
- Obviously disappointed. Not discouraged. Bunch of very upset and mad guys. Very mad and upset coaches. Lot of stuff to fix.
- Anytime you lose you have to grow and learn from it.
- Offensively, it was too different halves. 1st…moved the ball well. The first half, I thought we moved the ball well…21 points. 2nd half…6 points…no rhythm.
- Ran ball efficiently.
- Too many negative plays.
- 10 plays in our backfield.
- 7 tackles for loss.
- Route depth and location.
- Off an inch.
- Not quick enough to tuck
- Not accurate with throws.
- Red Zone Offense has been really good.
- Like the way some guys competed.
- Very good yesterday in meetings.
- Defensively, we played slow.
- Didn’t tackle as well as we have.
- Didn’t contest enough balls, which is something we’ve been doing well.
- Gave up some stuff that we haven’t been.
- Weren’t disruptive
- Not good enough technique.
- They played fast and their tempo was good. We didn’t adjust to that very well throughout the game.
- On special teams, the blocked punt was a critical mental error. Should never happen.
- With all that being said, there was 11 minutes remaining in the game and down by four.
- We got a stop on defense and had an unfortunate penalty that created that drive to extend.
- That was a critical point in the game. As bad as we were playing, we had a chance to win and do the right things. We have to play the ball better when the ball is in the air or flags will be thrown when you don’t.
- Come home this week and play a sold out…black out…night game.
- Excited about the opportunity this week we have in the community and really nation wide with ‘Set The Expectations.’
- Brenda Tracey, who is very well known and came here in the spring, and met with our football team and met with all the student athletes.
- James Smith-Williams and another member of our men’s soccer team joined up and did something with our baseball program in the spring. They have now set up to do the same thing with our football team.
- They will wear a shirt that advocates her cause. I’m very excited and proud of our guys for wanting to be part of a solution to such a big thing nationally, something we can do to help Brenda and her cause and help our world.
- Ball State has a really good offense.
- Obviously, I know a lot about the MAC Conference and the skill level.
- Quarterback is playing at a high level.
- 70 percent completion rate
- Over 1,000 yards in three games
- 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.
- Balanced offense like us. Almost 50-50. A lot of play-action down the field.
- Tailback is a tough kid who runs downhill.
- Four returning starters up front…play fast.
- Over 80 plays a game offensively.
- Tempo is going to be something we have to be prepared to play against.
- Over 30 points a game (37 points).
- Good football game at home. Good opponent.
- Defensively sound.
- All 4 starters in their secondary are back.
- Free safety that is 6’4″/220. Makes a lot of plays. Leading tackler in the box. Does a lot of things in the boundary.
- Will linebacker (No. 6 – Thomas) is very athletic.
- Boundary End does a really nice job on the edge.
- Coach has been there a few years.
- Has played a lot of young guys who are now in their 3rd year.
- Certain things he is doing well.
- Shouldn’t have called RPO’s on 3rd and 1. That’s on us.
- Shouldn’t even have him thinking of throwing the ball there.
- Couple of 3rd downs where he threw a good ball and the ball was dropped.
- There is a lot that goes into him playing better and he needs to play better.
- Mad at himself at some of the things that he could do better.
- What is he doing well?
- Not turning the football over.
- Getting guys lined up.
- Managing the clock well.
- 3rd college game…1st road game in a loud environment.
- Did he play great? No, he didn’t.
- Can he play better? Yes, he can.
- We have to grow.
- We’ll have to evolve on offense. We have
- A lot of new parts with C.J. Riley being out.
- The other 2 QB’s are practicing well. Have to continue to get them better.
- Everybody in the program that is in the two or three-deep has to get ready to play.
- Makes people have to practice well because they know that the guy behind them is trying to take their job.
- It allows you to rotate in games when you are having a lot of reps.
- That depth is only good if it’s competitive. Want those guys to be able to compete in practice and award them with playing time if they earned it.
- Something this year we’ve been able to do a lot more than others.
Smith-Williams & Boletepeli…
- Anticipating them being able to play.
WR flexibility and rotation…
- Tabari Hines’ has been outside at times. He was outside at the game Saturday.
- Keyon Lesane was banged up. Now we feel like is getting healthier. Adds another piece.
- Devin Carter and Emeka Emezie probably played too much. We’ve usually had a little bit more of a rotation in the game.
Kishawn Miller listed as starting CB…
- He’s one of the hardest workers in our program…not just at corner.
- Consistent. Competes. Knowledgable.
- Hard-working performance every snap.
- Great confidence
- Communicates well.
- Been through a lot. Proud of what he’s done as far as his work ethic.
- There are things he’s got to improve on obviously, but he went into the game and competed.
- Jarius Morehead’s hit out of bounds.
- He can’t do that.
- No way he can do that as a Senior.
- Calvin Hart jumping on a guy on the ground. Can’t do that.
Fan’s and Media’s overreactions…
- Boo Corrigan’s helped me with this, to his credit.
- He has been very, very helpful to me.
- All starts with him, then me, then me to my staff, my staff to my players and our strength staff.
- 7 days ago everyone was loving everybody…now today everybody isn’t.
- That’s just sports. As the leader of this program I can’t act like that. We just got to get better.
- We got hit in the mouth, so we got to get better and hit somebody else in the mouth. That’s football. That’s what happens when you don’t play well. We didn’t.
- You’re 1 day away from somebody loving you or hating you in this business, that’s just how it is. You sign up for that when you decide to be a college coach.
Level of Competition…
- It’s a factor. West Virginia’s the fastest team we’ve seen in a long time…since the bowl game. Good team speed. Can’t stimulate those things every day.
- But that’s not why we lost the football game. It’s not. We just didn’t execute.
NC State Puts 2 on PFF’s Week 3 All-ACC Team
ProFootballFocus has released their Week 3 All-ACC Team, and 2 NC State players were honored, with 1 on the 1st Team, and 1 on the 2nd Team.
Cary Angeline, NC State
On five targeted passes, Angeline turned those into four receptions for 74 yards including 23 yards after the catch. He scored a touchdown and moved the chains two more times on his receptions as he was a bright spot in NC State’s effort against West Virginia.
Junior Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie was also named to the 2nd Team. Emezie had 12 receptions for 103 yards.
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