“I didn’t have eight knee surgeries in the last three years (coaching) at Boston College,” (SFN Note: Welcome to NC State!) O’Brien said Wednesday.
Fullback Pat Bedics was scheduled for surgery Wednesday, and his status for the rest of the season won’t be known until today. Offensive tackle Jeraill McCuller also had knee surgery this week, O’Brien said, and is out indefinitely.
Tight end Anthony Hill, tailback Toney Baker and defensive tackle DeMario Pressley are the most prominent players who’ve had knee surgery. Pressley is back in the lineup, but Hill and Baker are out for the season.
O’Brien also is concerned that N.C. State didn’t improve between its Sept. 15 victory against Wofford and its loss Saturday to Clemson.
“We may have taken a step back,” he said. “I thought we were making progress.”