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NC State’s Speed Demons

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The NC State Football team just wrapped up 2 days of testing, and if you want to know how fast a player’s actual 40-yard dash is, you have to put a laser on it.

The Wolfpack’s top performers by three different groupings were Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams, Redshirt Freshman Running Back Trent Pennix, and Redshirt Junior Wide Receiver C.J. Riley.

Here’s some perspective.

Pennix didn’t come to NC State known for his speed. What can a year in Coach Thunder’s program do? His 4.4 laser speed would have tied Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill for the FASTEST time at the 2019 NFL Combine for Running Back’s. That’s bonkers.

Smith-William’s stands 6’3″, and weighs 260 pounds. The man is an athletic freak. He showed up in Raleigh weighing 196 pounds, and has been a product of Dantonio Burnette’s program. Prior to last season, he was benching 415, squatting 620, with a vertical leap of 38.5 inches. He was #27 on The Athletic’s “Freak” list heading into last season. His laser time of 4.58 would have ranked 4th among EDGE defenders at the 2019 NFL Combine.

Everyone knows that Riley is one of the fastest players on the roster, if not the fastest. His laser time of 4.39 only confirms that, and would have ranked 6th among Wide Receivers at the 2019 NFL Combine.

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Former NC State Offensive Lineman Justin Chase Transfers to ECU

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Offensive Lineman Justin Chase announced he was transferring from NC State back on December 1st.

Now we know where he will be playing his final year of eligibility.

Chase is transferring to East Carolina as a Graduate Transfer.

Chase only saw action in the first two games of last season for the Wolfpack, playing 2 snaps against ECU, and 12 against Western Carolina. He was a 3-Star prospect in the Wolfpack’s 2016 recruiting class.

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NC State’s Dave Doeren Buys Lunch for Rex Hospital Employees

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Earlier this week, NC State head football coach Dave Doeren bought lunch for 100 employees at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

The food bought was from Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Rex is where NC State sends their players if they need to go to the hospital.

Alan Wolf, media relations manager for Rex Healthcare, told Jonas Pope IV of the News & Observer how much Doeren’s generosity meant.

“It’s a stressful time to be at the hospital,” Wolf told the N&O on Tuesday. “These are folks on the front line of helping patients through this pandemic. To have an outpouring of support from people like coach Doeren and those in the community who have donated all sorts of food, lunches, meals, it’s been an amazing thing to see.”

“It’s thoughtful, it’s generous and it’s heartwarming,” Wolf said. “When you’re in the hospital for however long your shift is and all of a sudden there’s a boxed lunch that a football coach donated, it means the world.” (N&O)

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2020 Vegas Odds: NC State Football Regular Season Wins: 4.5

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After a rough 2019, in which NC State’s football team posted a 4-8 (1-7) record, every Wolfpack fan is looking for a glimmer of hope that 2020 will yield better results.

Welp.

Vegas has released their odds for the 2020 college football season, and NC State is projected to win 4.5 regular season games, missing a bowl for the second straight year.

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According to their projections, here’s how ACC football teams are projected to improve or worsen in 2020.

Boston College: -1
Clemson: -0.5
Duke: +2.5
FSU: +1.5
Georgia Tech: –
Louisville: +0.5
Miami: +3
NC State: +0.5
UNC: +2.5
Pitt: -0.5
Syracuse: +0.5
Virginia: -2.5
Virginia Tech: –
Wake Forest: -1

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NC State Ranks 4th in the ACC in Football Revenue

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FootballScoop shared their research last week on the highest grossing college football teams, and NC State ranked 4th in the ACC.

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1. Florida State — $69 million
2. Clemson — $61 million
3. Miami — $56 million
4. NC State — $46 million
5. Syracuse — $44 million (FootballScoop)

The dates of their research were from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

For some perspective, the ACC doesn’t have a school ranked in the Top-15 nationally.

Power 5 — Top 15
1. Texas — $156 million
2. Georgia — $123 million
3. Michigan — $122 million
4. Notre Dame — $116 million
5. Ohio State — $115 million
6. Penn State — $100 million
7. Auburn — $95 million
8. Oklahoma — $94.8 million
9. Alabama — $94.6 million
10. Nebraska — $94.3 million
11. LSU — $92 million
12. Tennessee — $91 million
13. Wisconsin — $90 million
14. Florida — $85 million
15. Washington — $84 million (FootballScoop)

Wake Forest is tied for the 2nd lowest Football Revenue out of all the Power 5 schools, and Boston College ranks 5th.

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