- It’s a long day.
- We’re a morning practice team, so our guys aren’t used to that.
- Good thing is that we have 3 in a row, so this gets us in a routine.
Head Coach Dave Doeren spoke with the media one last time today after practice before NC State’s game vs. Ball State on Saturday at home at 7pm. The video is above, and a bulleted breakdown is below.
- When it clicks, you’ve got a lot of talented guys out there. It’s just got to click.
- Fast football team.
- Fastest team top to bottom we’ve had.
- Speed doesn’t look fast when it’s confused or shell-shocked as they were some last week.
- Between Emeka Emezie and Keyon Lesane.
- Lesane is growing into his role now because he’s fast.
- Banged up a little bit the first week, but made some nice plays this week in practice.
- Tabari Hines is a guy that can do some things down the field. As you’ve seen with
- Cecil Powell is a guy that can do some things.
- We’ve just got to grow.
- Every time you lose a player it’s next man up, but it changes the chemistry
McKay’s chemistry with receivers…
- He threw a really good ball to Emeka in the game. Ended up about 6 inches out of bounds on the catch.
- Trust is already there. Got to get the timing.
- Made a nice back-shoulder throw to Emeka in opener.
- Have to get that going with Devin Carter, so it’s on both sides of the field.
- Redshirt Freshman Defensive End Joseph Boletepeli is good.
- Graduate Redshirt Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams is questionable
- It helps now that Deonte Holden’s healthy.
- Missed all of training camp. Now that he’s healthy, it helps to have another guy.
- Savion Jackson’s got to continue to get better as he continues to get reps.
- Tuesday was very focused.
- Always going to be a lot of mistakes on Tuesdays, because you’re introducing game plan.
- Energy was excellent.
- Wednesday was our best Wednesday that we’ve had this year.
- First night game of the year, so we’ve got to deal with that as well.
- I expect a very angry football team.
- We’ve got to put that into execution and go out and do our jobs.
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.