NC State head coach Dave Doeren met with the media one last time today before the Wolfpack face off against Western Carolina this Saturday at 12:30pm. The video is ABOVE, and a bulleted breakdown is BELOW.
Mistakes From Week 1…
- Could have blocked a punt. Guy in wrong gap.
- Eyes in the wrong places.
- Young backs improving on protection.
- McKay missing an easy one on 3rd
- We had a lot of things to be hard on them with after that win, and we were. We were demanding.
Theme for the week…
- Our theme of the week is ‘compete.’
- Competing to be a better version of us than we were a week ago.
4-game Redshirt rule…
- Last year, I really liked it.
- We played any of the redshirt guys that were healthy four games.
- It’s helped their confidence. It’s not their first time playing in a football game.
- We’ll do the same thing this year.
- We’re going to play all of them four games if we can.
- Some of them, if they’ve proven it, will play in all the games if they’re healthy.
- That happened last year with Teshaun Smith.
Freshmen DT’s Joshua Harris & CJ Clark…
- Not ready yet. They’re getting there.
- Were hoping to have Josh in Week 2.
- They’re running, lifting, all those types of things. Just got to get them back into football.
- Getting them back will help depth.
- Whether we go back to 4-down or not will depend on how they can play.
- Just because we have them doesn’t mean we’ll use them. They have to prove that they deserve to be out there.
Wide Receivers Opportunity with Riley gone…
- Excited for the opportunity.
- Redshirt Sophomore Max Fisher had a really good week.
- Redshirt Freshman Devin Carter has been very consistent whole time
- Expect him to be ready to take on that role.
- Redshirt Freshman Jasiah Provillon is the 1 that really needs to take the next step.
- Dropping that pass. He’s ready to make up for that.
- Love his football knowledge.
- He can play any position.
- He knows the entire offense, which is really impressive for a guy that came in as late as he did.
- Very competitive guy.
- Lot of energy on game day.
- Utility player that can fit a lot of different gaps for us on offense.
Similarities between Tanner Ingle and Joshua Jones…
- Playing styles, yes.
- Both very quick contact players and can make up for other people’s mistakes pretty quickly.
- Gives you an eraser back there
- Able to get some things on the ground that might be bigger plays if somebody else was in the game.
- Tanner got thrown into the fire last year and gave up some plays. Had to learn from it and deal with failure, and I think it helps. I know it motivated him.
- Changed his body in a good way. He’s really leaned up, and it’s helped his speed.