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.
Former NC State Offensive Lineman Justin Chase Transfers to ECU
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.
— Justin Chase (@justinchase_73) April 11, 2020
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.
NC State’s Dave Doeren Buys Lunch for Rex Hospital Employees
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)
2020 Vegas Odds: NC State Football Regular Season Wins: 4.5
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.
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.
According to their projections, here’s how ACC football teams are projected to improve or worsen in 2020.
Boston College: -1
Georgia Tech: –
NC State: +0.5
Virginia Tech: –
Wake Forest: -1
NC State Ranks 4th in the ACC in Football Revenue
FootballScoop shared their research last week on the highest grossing college football teams, and NC State ranked 4th in the ACC.
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.