- Yeah, you will.
Head Coach Dave Doeren met with the media one last time before NC State jumps on a plane to head up to Boston for a Noon kickoff on Saturday against the Golden Eagles. The video is above, with a bulleted breakdown of what he had to say below.
- The next step for this young football team, is that they’ve got to be able to play the same way on the road as they do at home.
- It usually takes a Junior College player 12 months to get acclimated physically, because they don’t have the training or the nutrition at those schools.
- The learning part of staying behind those four guys (Bradley Chubb, Kentavius Street, Justin Jones & B.J. Hill) and seeing how they do their work and how they prepare was really, really good for him.
- He’s now carrying that torch, which is fun to see.
- On 1st and 2nd down he’s playing our 4 and 5 techniques, so he’s on the edge.
- On 3rd down he’s playing the 0, so he’s on the Center.
- Moving him around creates opportunities for him on different players, so not a single guy can get used to how to block him in a single game.
- He’s on the tackle, he’s on the guard, he’s on the center. Sometimes he’s stemming from a zero back out to a three. It’s hard for them to get zeroed in on where he’s going to line up sometimes.
Stopping BC’s Run Game…
- A lot of strengths vs. strengths in this matchup. Going to be great competition.
- I have a lot of respect for Steve Addazio.
- Good offensive line
- Physical Tight Ends
- Big running backs.
- Zay Flowers has made them different offensively at receiver.
- He’s a really dynamic wide out for them.
- It’s a really good offense.
Dennis Grosel taking over at QB for injured Anthony Brown…
- When he came in the last game, same play calls.
- Obviously, I can’t predict what they’re going to do, but it doesn’t look like they’ve changed their offense with him.
- He was a good runner in high school. He’s a dual threat guy.
- I’d be shocked if it’s any different than it’s been.
Motivated to play A.J. Dillon…
- Absolutely a motivation.
- These guys want to play well every week. If you can hold a back that’s as good as him to less than he’s used to having, then that says a lot for our guys.
- Any time you play a guy that’s as good as him, and he had a great game against us two years ago, you want to try to do your best not to let that happen.
Chris Ingram’s injury…
- I’m not going to talk about it.
Hockman and Leary…
- Both Bailey Hockman and Devin Leary have gotten more confident.
- The game reps have helped him [Hockman] slow things down.
- He was competitive at Florida State when he wasn’t the starter. You saw his guts in that game.
- Last week he came out very level headed. Very even-keeled guy. Doesn’t get up and down. I like that in him and Devin.
- The more they play, the better they’re going to get. They’ve had a lot of teachable moments the last two games that can help them.
Will we see Leary play a drive or two…
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.