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VIDEO: Dave Doeren Talks Before Western Carolina (BULLETED)

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VIDEO: Dave Doeren Talks Before Western Carolina (BULLETED)

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.

Tabari Hines…

  • 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.

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Apex, NC.

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