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REPORT: Tim Beck to be Named Offensive Coordinator at NC State

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According to Zach Barnett of FootballScoop, former Texas Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck is expected to be named the new Offensive Coordinator at NC State.

Beck has served as the OC at Texas the past three seasons, but lost his play calling duties at the end of the regular season, and was demoted to simply serving as the Quarterbacks Coach through the bowl game.

There was obviously some frustration in Austin this year, but it seems like Beck was the scapegoat. The Longhorns ranked 14th nationally in Total Offense, averaging 468.2 yards per game, and 18th in scoring offense, averaging 35 points per contest. In Beck’s first season at Texas, the Longhorns averaged 398.5.

Beck’s resume is laced with big name schools, serving as the Co-Offensive Coordinator and QB’s Coach at Ohio State the two years prior to his time at Texas.

In 2015, Ohio State’s offense featured a ground game that ranked 11th in the nation, matching the 2016 team with a 245.2 yards per game average. Much like 2016, the Buckeyes also ranked in the top 30 in the country in completion percentage at 62.8 percent (29th), while their 35.7 scoring average ranked 28th.

Beck coached two starting quarterbacks in 2015 in Cardale Jones and Barrett, and Ohio State ranked second in the Big Ten in passing efficiency with a 140.0 rating. The duo helped Ohio State to the fifth-highest totals in school history in points scored (464) and touchdowns (62). Jones went on to be a fourth-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2016 NFL Draft. The offense also featured All-America running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and MVP. Ohio State finished the season with a 12-1 record, capped by a Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame. (Texas)

Prior to working with the Buckeyes, Beck served on staff with Nebraska from 2008-14, serving as the Running Back’s Coach for the 1st three seasons, and the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback’s Coach the next 4 years.

Between 2011-14, Beck’s Nebraska offenses ranked among the best in the Big Ten Conference and his passing attack amassed more than 10,000 yards during that time with 86 touchdowns. In his four seasons as coordinator, the Huskers averaged 33.5 points per game. The Huskers broke more than 50 individual records including career marks for passing yards, completions, passing touchdowns, yards from scrimmage and total offense.

In 2012, Nebraska totaled 2,500 rushing and passing yards in the same season for the first time in school history. The Huskers accomplished the feat again in both 2013 and 2014, despite using three starting quarterbacks during the 2013 season.

On the ground, Nebraska ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing every season with Beck as coordinator. Five Huskers posted a 1,000-yard rushing season in his four seasons calling plays, including second-team All-American and Doak Walker Award finalist Ameer Abdullah, who ranked 12th nationally with 1,611 rushing yards in 2014. Abdullah, a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award and first-team All-Big Ten honoree in 2013, rushed for a conference-best 1,690 yards that year, the highest total by a Husker since 1997. He went on to become a second-round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Through the air, two of Nebraska’s top six passing seasons in school history came under Beck’s direction. Quarterbacks excelled under Beck with Taylor Martinez enjoying an outstanding career where he set more than 40 school records. He was the league coaches’ choice as the All-Big Ten Conference quarterback following the 2012 regular season.

In 2011, All-Big Ten back Rex Burkhead tied a school record by scoring a touchdown in 10 consecutive games to open the season. His 17 touchdowns were seventh in NU history and the most by a Husker since Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch scored 19 touchdowns in 2001. Burkhead finished with 1,357 rushing yards, the seventh-most in school history and the most by a Husker I-back since 1997. (Texas)

Beck isn’t a random name out of the hat for Dave Doeren either, because the two served alongside each other as Assistant Coaches at Kansas in 2005, with Doeren coaching the Defensive and Linebackers, and Beck overseeing the passing attack. It’s also worth noting that NC State Offensive Line Coach John Garrison served on staff at Nebraska alongside Beck the whole time he was there (7 years).

NC State lost one of its key recruiters in Des Kitchings, but they are gaining one of the best in the nation. According to 247Sports, Beck is the #5 recruiter in the nation in 2019, and the best in the Big 12.

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Jersey Numbers of NC State Football’s 2020 Early Enrolees

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Eight of NC State’s 2020 recruiting class enrolled early. Check out their jersey numbers below.

  • Quarterback Ben Finley – #10
  • Cornerback Devan Boykin – #12
  • Wide Receiver Porter Rooks – #14
  • Safety Nehki Meredith – #16
  • Wide Receiver Jalen Coit – #21
  • Linebacker Jayland Parker – #27
  • Offensive Lineman Ethan Lane – #60
  • Offensive Lineman Sean Hill – #72

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NC State Football 2020: Who’s Gone?

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A lot of change has happened within the NC State Football program over the past couple of months, whether that be the loss of coaches, or players.

Here’s a look at which players are gone:

Quarterback Matt McKay transferred to Montana State, where he will have the opportunity to play immediately because it is an FCS program, with 2 years of eligibility remaining. McKay started the first 5 games of the 2019 season, before losing the job. He was a former 4-Star recruit out of Wakefield High School in Raleigh.

Punter Morgan McKenzie Morgan transferred to Weber State, where he will have two years of eligibility, because it is a FCS program. McKenzie was expected to be the starter, but ultimately lost the starting job heading into 2019 to Trenton Gill, who earned a scholarship in the preseason. Gill went on to break NC State’s single season record for average yards per punt (47.6).

Defensive Back De’Von Graves transferred to Northern Arizona, where he will have the opportunity to play immediately (FCS), with two years of eligibility remaining (as well as an unused redshirt season). Graves logged an astronomical amount of reps, playing right under 600 snaps last year. He started the year as Jarius Morehead’s backup at Strong Safety, but still saw significant playing time. After all of the injuries at Cornerback, Graves was moved to Cornerback. He started in 4 of the 11 games, finishing with 23 tackles, 4 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble. With the graduation of Jarius Morehead at Strong Safety, Graves was seemingly set to start for the Wolfpack next season.

Linebacker Brock Miller left NC State as a Graduate Transfer, and he will spend his final year of eligibility at Boise State, where he will be allowed to play immediately. Miller started in 11 of NC State’s 12 games in 2019, logging 40 tackles and 7 tackles for loss. Even though Miller got the most reps, Redshirt Freshman Payton Wilson led the team in tackles at the same position.

Defensive End Xavier Lyas will joined Graves in transferring to Northern Arizona, where he will have two years of eligibility left, and is able to play immediately. Lyas wasn’t getting the reps he wanted, transferring after 8 games, recording 4.5 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.

Offensive Guard Joshua Fedd-Jackson decided to transfer for his final year of eligibility. He was hoping to graduate in the Spring, which would give him the ability to play immediately wherever he landed. With that being said, there is a possibility that Fedd-Jackson skips his final year of college to opt for the NFL Draft. Fedd-Jackson earned 1st Team All-ACC honors this past year, and ranked in the Top-10 nationally in run blocking.

Defensive End Joseph Boletepeli entered the transfer portal in January, but has yet to find a landing spot. Boletepeli has three years of eligibility remaining, though he has already used his redshirt season. He entered Week 1 as the starter, but never started a game, playing 162 snaps in 7 games as a reserve, with 11 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Boletepeli was a 3-star prospect out of Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Defensive End Jeffrey Gunter also entered his name into the portal in January, and has also yet to find a new home. Gunter never actually played a snap for the Wolfpack, sitting out last season after transferring from Coastal Carolina. Gunter had a lot of buzz surrounding him, earning C0-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors, and was expected to be a difference maker for the Wolfpack in 2020.

Cornerback Nick McCloud decided to spend his final year of eligibility as a Graduate Transfer elsewhere, but he has yet to find a new home. McCloud was going to be a key veteran in the Wolfpack secondary in 2020, starting every game as a Junior, before missing most of last season due to injury.

The irony of all of this, is the NCAA is considering changing the rules, where a player can transfer one time in their collegiate career, and have the ability to play immediately. They were supposed to vote on this in April, but it could be moved back to June. If this passes, the players listed above who haven’t made a decision yet, might be the lucky ones.

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Dave Doeren’s Message to Recruits in these Uncharted Waters

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In the midst of these troubling times, college football recruiting looks very different. NC State head coach Dave Doeren had this message to share with all of the players his staff is actively recruiting.

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NC State Football Jersey Number Changes Heading into 2020

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NC State’s 2020 Spring Football Roster is officially out, and quite a few Wolfpack players have switched their numbers. Check out the notable ones below.

  • Senior Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie – 3 –> 86
  • Redshirt Sophomore Linebacker Calvin Hart – 15 –> 5
  • Redshirt Freshman Cornerback Taiyon Palmer – 6 –> 3
  • Sophomore Safety Jakeen Harris – 16 –> 6
  • Redshirt Senior Wide Receiver Eric Collins – 83 –> 12
  • Redshirt Freshman Safety Khalid Martin – 25 –> 21
  • Redshirt Freshman Cornerback Shyheim Battle – 27 –> 25
  • Redshirt Freshman Defensive Tackle C.J. Clark – 58 –> 28
  • Redshirt Junior Defensive End Ibrahim Kante – 52 –> 28
  • Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver Christopher Toudle – 86 –> 29
  • Redshirt Sophomore Linebacker Seth Williams – 49 –> 30
  • Sophomore Offensive Lineman Timothy McKay – 65 –> 52
  • Redshirt Junior Offensive Guard Bryson Speas – 62 –> 56

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