- If we create one-on-one blocks for 5 guys, one of them has to get to the quarterback.
Head Coach Dave Doeren met with the media for his postgame press conference after NC State lost to Wake Forest 44-10 today. You can watch the video here, or read a bulleted breakdown below.
Turnover on kickoff at the beginning…
- That was a bad situation for us to be in on defense, obviously.
- The whole first quarter didn’t go our way.
- Didn’t get off the field on third down.
- Field position was pretty critical in this football game on the road and we didn’t have any.
- Had 99 yards, 97 and 98.
- Their punter did a tremendous job pinning us deep.
- He made some good throws.
- In a difficult situation being down 21-0, and they were able to defend the coverages at that point.
- You get up on somebody by three scores, you don’t have to defend the run the way you would in a tight game.
- He was facing Cover-2 a lot on 1st & 2nd down, which isn’t normal for Wake Forest.
- Did some bad things too & it’s going to be a great game for him to learn from.
- Tough way to learn, but Devin just keeps fighting.
- A lot of fight in this game.
- Our guys didn’t quit.
- I like the way they responded in the 2nd quarter, but didn’t do enough obviously to get back in it.
- Some good things in there.
Bouncing Back After This…
- We’ve just got to get better. A lot to fix.
- I can’t even look at the score right now.
- We got 10 penalties and 3 turnovers.
- We had some more get injured today.
- What can we do to help them be in the best place mentally & physically, and put together a plan that they can go out and execute.
- It doesn’t matter who we play, it’s just us getting better, and if you do that, the young football team we have, who knows what could happen.
- We just need some good things to happen and a lot of guys were dropping passes and that didn’t help ourselves one bit.
- It’s code red. We’ve got a lot of guys out.
- There was 11 starters out when we got to this game, & I don’t know the status on any of those guys that got hurt.
- We’re down to the bottom in some position groups.
- Jordan Houston really played well today. Probably the best I’ve seen him run.
- Trent Pennix did some things, so I hope he’s ok.
- There was a lot of guys out.
Wake’s O in the 1st Quarter…
- They converted on 3rd down 3 times in one drive.
- Had them at 3rd and long 3 times.
- They just converted. They made plays and we didn’t.
- It wasn’t anything that they did. They have good receivers & had a lot of time to throw.
- I don’t think we pressured them or beat them with our pressures.
- Their O-line picked it up pretty easy.
- We didn’t get to the quarterback a whole lot today, and that’s something that we have done well.
- You’ve got to give them credit. An experienced offense operating at a high level.
- There’s a reason they’re where they’re at statistically in the ACC.
- They’re competing against a bunch of young guys right now who are trying to do the best that they can do.
- We’ve got to do better.
Need to Pressure the QB…
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.