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What We’re Hearing About A Candidate for the NC State Offensive Coordinator Position

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NC State is in the hunt for a new Offensive Coordinator after Tim Beck accepted the Head Coaching position at Coastal Carolina earlier today.

As a result of taking the position at Coastal Carolina, Beck will not serve as the Wolfpack’s Offensive Coordinator in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl against Maryland on December 30th. Rather, NC State Running Back’s Coach Kurt Roper will be calling the plays in the Bowl game.

The question now is, who will fill Beck’s shoes as the Offensive Coordinator at NC State?

From what I’m hearing, there is significant interest from NC State in Willy Korn, the Co-Offensive Coordinator at Coastal Carolina, and the interest is apparently mutual.

Would be kind of crazy, right? The Wolfpack’s Offensive Coordinator becomes the Head Coach at Coastal, and then their Offensive Coordinator becomes the Offensive Coordinator at NC State.

This is Korn’s 6th season on staff at Coastal. In his first two seasons, he served as the Chanticleers’ Wide Receiver’s Coach, but beginning in 2019, Korn stepped into the position of Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach.

In 2021, Korn led Coastal to have the most efficient passing attack in the FBS. The Chanticleers’ offense under Korn ranked 4th in completion percentage, 5th highest in total offense. Coastal was just 1 of 5 teams to average over 40 points per game in 2021.

This year, Coastal ranks 8th in the FBS in team passing efficiency.

Over the past couple of years, Korn has developed Quarterback Grayson McCall, a former 2-star recruit, into being a legitimate NFL prospect. McCall has been one of the best Quarterback’s in the nation under Korn.

Check out McCall’s stats over the past three seasons: 8,019 yards, 77 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 70.4%, 187.7 passing efficiency rating.

Korn is only 33 years old, and is one of the most promising offensive minds in College Football.

 

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Papajohn
Papajohn
2 months ago

How’s his recruiting skills? Beck is a good recruiter.

Rev
Rev
2 months ago

Too weird!

Rev
Rev
2 months ago
Reply to  Rev

A LOT of disgruntled Pack fans just got their wish. We didn’t have to fire Beck so everyone saves face. But what next? Will DD be able to delegate enough freedom to the next OC? Only time will tell.

Dof87
Dof87
2 months ago
Reply to  Rev

Did DD not delegate freedom to Beck? Honest question. I always felt like Beck was making the vast majority of calls.

Rev
Rev
2 months ago
Reply to  Dof87

I always felt like Beck had freedom but seemed more conservative under DD. I have no examples or sources to cite, just a feeling.

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NC State’s 2023 Football Schedule has Arrived!

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NC State’s 2023 Football schedule was released yesterday.

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Notes

  • NC State will play all three in-state ACC rivals: UNC, Duke and Wake Forest
  • NC State has two Friday night games back to back: UVA & Louisville
  • NC State will play Quarterback Brennan Armstrong’s former team UVA on 9/22.
  • NC State will host Notre Dame for the 2nd time ever, and will face a familiar face in former Wake Forest Quarterback Sam Hartman.
  • In the first year without Divisions in the ACC, 5 of NC State’s 8 conference opponents will be teams that were in the Coastal Division last year: UVA, UNC, Miami, Duke, VT.
    • The three former Atlantic Division opponents are: Clemson, Wake Forest and Louisville

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NC State’s 2023 Football Recruiting Class has the Most 4-Star Players in the Dave Doeren Era

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NC State’s 2023 football recruiting class is currently ranked 30th nationally by ON3, but I think you can make an argument that this could be Dave Doeren’s best class since he’s been in Raleigh.

Currently, 9 of the 18 players that make up the class (not including collegiate transfers) are 4-star prospects. You would think a class that included 9 4-star prospects would be ranked higher than 30th, but the reason it isn’t, is because different recruiting services rank players differently.

This is the most 4-star players that Doeren has ever had in a single class.

2023 – 9
2022 – 7
2021 – 8
2020 – 3
2019 – 7
2018 – 6
2017 – 4
2016 – 2
2015 – 5
2014 – 6
2013 – 2

4-Star Players in the Wolfpack’s 2023 Recruiting Class

Safety Daemon Fagan (247, ON3, Rivals & ESPN)
Tight End Javonte Vereen (ON3 & ESPN)
Safety Zack Myers (247 & Rivals)
Running Back Kendrick Raphael (ESPN & Rivals)
JUCO Defensive Lineman Jykeveous Hibbler (ESPN)
JUCO Safety Bishop Fitzgerald (ON3)
Offensive Lineman Darion Rivers (ON3)
Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion (Rivals)
Cornerback Brandon Cisse (ON3)

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Former NC State Defensive End Claude Larkins Commits to FIU

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Former NC State Defensive End Claude Larkins has committed to play for Florida International University.

On January 1st, Larkins made it official that he was entering the Transfer Portal.

Larkins only played 11 snaps in 1 game this season (Charleston Southern), and recorded 1 tackle. In 2021, he played 16 snaps in 1 game and recorded 2 tackles.

He was a 3-star recruit out of Hollywood, Florida, in the 2020 recruiting class, so heading to Miami puts him at around an hour from his hometown.

Larkins has three years of eligibility remaining.

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NC State will Host Notre Dame for their 2023 Football Home Opener

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It’s official. NC State’s football home opener will be against Notre Dame next Fall.

The Wolfpack defense will see a familiar face across the line of scrimmage throwing the pigskin. Former Wake Forest Quarterback Sam Hartman transferred to play for the Irish for his final year of eligibility.

This will mark the 4th time Hartman has faced NC State in his career.

Notre Dame finished the 2022 season ranked 18th in the AP Poll, with a 9-4 record.

This will mark the 4th time the Wolfpack have played the Irish, and the second time at home. The other time Notre Dame came to Raleigh, NC State won 10-3 in a hurricane. The Wolfpack have won 2 of their 3 games against the Irish.

The Wolfpack’s other non-conference opponents in 2023 will be at UCONN, and VMI and Marshall at home.

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