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Check out the upgraded amenities at Carter-Finley Stadium this season

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Carter-Finley stadium is getting some upgrades this season, and GoPack.com highlighted them recently. We’re pretty excited about them and we think you might be too.

Here is what is being added.

New LED Stadium lights
This is going to be awesome. These new lights can change colors and do some amazing light shows, so be ready for a new and improved intro this season. Looks like they are going to be able to put the stadium in a red-out! Check it out.

 

A new and improved Raleighwood
Raleighwood is a fan entertainment zone created between Carter-Finley and the PNC. It was a success in season 1 and it’s going to be better this year. They will feature food trucks form The Pit, Daughtery’s, Tacos Las Gringas, Two Roosters Ice Cream, Maui WOwi, and Kona Ice. Oh, and you can still grab a brew at teh Lowes Foods Beer Den.

New food options and NC Sips  (Mobile Beer Pick Up)!
Carter-Finley already has good food options, but this year they are adding Pizza Hut and Penn Station Subs. They also have Mobile Beer Pick Up app NC Sips ready to roll, so bookmark this link before you head out there for your quickest avenue to a cold beer.

New Wolfpack Moments banners!
Throughout the stadium, you’ll be seeing some new banners hanging in the concourse. They are from some of the best moments in NC State history.

There’s a lot more, so make sure you visit GoPack’s link at the top of the article.

If you’re asking us, the one we’re most excited about is the new LED lights. Imagine a night game. The Pack is about to run out, and the lights go dark. The stadium lights red. The wolves howl. The fireworks go off.

Now that’s an intro!

Get your first taste of all of this, this weekend, when NC State hosts Charleston Southern for their season opener!

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Happy Birthday Coach Doeren!

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Dave Doeren, Head Football Coach for the NC State Football team, turned 51 years old today. Even though this is Doeren’s 10th season in Raleigh, he is still young in the coaching profession.

It’s a rarity in College Football for a  coach to stay at the same place 10 years. Doeren’s 10-year tenure is the 11th longest in the FBS (131 schools), and the 2nd longest in the ACC, trailing only Dabo Swinney at Clemson (14 seasons).

Doeren’s 10-year tenure is the 2nd longest in the history of the NC State Football program, trailing only Earle Edwards, who coached 17 seasons for the Wolfpack (1954-70).

What has Doeren accomplished in 10 years as the head coach for NC State?

His overall record is 72-53, making him the 2nd winningest coach in school history, trailing only Earle Edwards (77-88-8).

Doeren has led the Wolfpack to three 9-win seasons, which is the most in school history. All three of them coming since 2017. He has a chance to make it 4 with a bowl victory this year.

Under Doeren, NC State has finished ranked in the College Football Playoff Top-25 three times, and he has a chance to make it 4 this year.

The Wolfpack has finished ranked in the AP Poll twice under Doeren, which is the 2nd most in school history. Lou Holtz led the Wolfpack to finish the season ranked in the AP Poll three times in (72-74). If NC State can finish this year ranked, it will mark only the 5th time in program history that the Wolfpack finished ranked back-to-back years in the AP Poll.

Over the past two seasons, Doeren led NC State to a 16-game winning streak in Carter-Finley Stadium, tying the school record set by Holtz back in the 70’s.

Doeren led the Wolfpack to a streak of being ranked in 17-straight AP Polls over the past two seasons, which is the 2nd longest streak in program history. The record is 22 straight over the 1992-93 seasons.

Under Doeren, the Wolfpack have gone bowling 8 times in 10 years, which is another program best.

Since 2014, Doeren has led NC State to a 69-44 overall record, which is the 2nd best record in the ACC, trailing only Clemson. That’s pretty incredible when you think about it.

Happy Birthday Coach! You’re one of the best to ever do it at NC State.

 

 

 

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Is Tim Beck a Candidate to be the Head Coach at Coastal Carolina?

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According to Pete Thamel of ESPN, Coastal Carolina is bracing for the departure of head coach Jame Chadwell, and Liberty is apparently willing to offer him $4 million. According to Thamel, if Chadwell leaves Coastal, NC State Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Tim Beck is a ‘top name to replace Chadwell’ in Conway, South Carolina.

According to Thamel, he expects Chadwell to make a decision in the next 24-48 hours, and because Coastal has been preparing for his exodus for years now, if he bolts this weekend, Thamel expects them to name their new head coach by the end of the weekend.

Beck has been the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at NC State since 2020. The last time Beck has been a head coach was at Mansfield Summitt High School in Texas, in 2004. Since then he has been an Assistant Coach at Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio State, Texas, and obviously, NC State.

Beck has connections with Coastal Carolina, because his daughter Haylie Beck played Volleyball for the Chanticleers.

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7 NC State Players Make PFF’s 2022 All-ACC Football Teams

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ProFootballFocus has released their 2022 All-ACC Football Teams, and 7 NC State players were represented. Four made the 1st Team: Center Grant Gibson, Left Guard Chandler Zavala, Cornerback Aydan White, Place Kicker Christopher Dunn. Linebacker Drake Thomas made the 2nd Team, and Linebacker Isaiah Moore and Right Guard Dylan McMahon made the 3rd Team.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

QB Drake Maye, North Carolina
RB Trey Benson, Florida State
RB Israel Abanikanda, Pittsburgh
WR Josh Downs, North Carolina
WR Zay Flowers, Boston College
WR Jared Wayne, Pittsburgh
TE Will Mallory, Miami (FL)
LT Graham Barton, Duke
LG Chandler Zavala, N.C. State
C Grant Gibson, N.C. State
RG D’Mitri Emmanuel, Florida State
RT Matt Goncalves, Pittsburgh

Defense

DI Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
DI Kobie Turner, Wake Forest
ED K.J. Henry, Clemson
ED Yasir Abdullah, Louisville
LB Cedric Gray, North Carolina
LB SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh
CB Fentrell Cypress II, Virginia
CB Aydan White, N.C. State
S Kamren Kinchens, Miami (FL)
S Darius Joiner, Duke
FLEX D Barrett Carter, Clemson

Special teams

RS Tucker Holloway, Virginia Tech
K Christopher Dunn, N.C. State
P Lou Hedley, Miami (FL)

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB Jordan Travis, Florida State
RB Sean Tucker, Syracuse
RB Will Shipley, Clemson
WR A.T. Perry, Wake Forest
WR Oronde Gadsden II, Syracuse
WR Tyler Hudson, Louisville
TE Bryson Nesbit, North Carolina
LT Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse
LG Marcus Minor, Pittsburgh
C Bryan Hudson, Louisville
RG Loic Ngassam Nya, Wake Forest
RT DeVonte Gordon, Wake Forest

Defense

DI Tyler Davis, Clemson
DI Leonard Taylor, Miami (FL)
ED Donovan Ezeiruaku, Boston College
ED Akheem Mesidor, Miami (FL)
LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
LB Drake Thomas, N.C. State
CB Marquis Williams, Pittsburgh
CB Anthony Johnson, Virginia
S LaMiles Brooks, Georgia Tech
S James Williams, Miami (FL)
FLEX D Erick Hallett II, Pittsburgh

Special teams

RS Sahmir Hagans, Duke
K Andres Borregales, Miami (FL)
P Daniel Sparks, Virginia

THIRD TEAM

Offense

QB Sam Hartman, Wake Forest
RB Treshaun Ward, Florida State
RB Jawhar Jordan, Louisville
WR Jalon Calhoun, Duke
WR Antoine Green, North Carolina
WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State
TE Davis Allen, Clemson
LT Jordan McFadden, Clemson
LG Dillan Gibbons, Florida State
C Maurice Smith, Florida State
RG Dylan McMahon, N.C. State
RT DJ Scaife Jr., Miami (FL)

Defense

DI DeWayne Carter, Duke
DI Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson
ED Jared Verse, Florida State
ED Keion White, Georgia Tech
LB Marlowe Wax, Syracuse
LB Isaiah Moore, N.C. State
CB Zamari Walton, Georgia Tech
CB Tyrique Stevenson, Miami (FL)
S R.J. Mickens, Clemson
S Jammie Robinson, Florida State
FLEX D Brandon Johnson, Duke

Special teams

RS Key’Shawn Smith, Miami (FL)
K B.T. Potter, Clemson
P Ivan Mora, Wake Forest

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All Signs Pointing to NC State Playing in the Mayo Bowl in Charlotte

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We will not officially know what Bowl Game NC State will play in until Sunday, but all signs are pointing to the Wolfpack playing in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte on December 30th.

NC State has never played in the Mayo Bowl, which started in 2002. The coach of the winning team gets dunked with 4.5 gallons of Duke’s Mayonnaise.

The Wolfpack have played played a Bowl Game in Charlotte 3 times, which was the Belk Bowl (2x – 2015 & 2011) and the Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005). They have gone 2-1 in Bowl Games in Charlotte, defeating South Florida and Louisville, and losing to Mississippi State.

While opinion is high that NC State will play in the Mayo Bowl, there is debate on who they will play, with the primary candidates being Iowa, Maryland or Minnesota.

A Bowl Game in Charlotte should lead to a packed Bank of America Stadium, filled with Wolfpack fans dressed in Red.

 

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