During Dave Doeren’s weekly press conference he noted that QB Brandon MitchellÂ is off crutches after an X-ray showed his foot has healed enough for him to begin full-weight walking. Mitchell will spend this week sprinting in the pool to build up strength and conditioning as he works his way back. There is hope that Mitchell may be ready to return to the lineup Oct. 12 vs Syracuse.
This couldn’t come at a better time as State is about to enter the meat of the ACC schedule and we’ll find out really what this team is all about. So far Pete Thomas has been serviceable enough to run the offense relatively efficiently but with the more athletic Brandon Mitchell running the offense, we’re able to add a different dimension which should help open up some more room for our backs and take a little pressure off the patchwork offensive line.
Let’s all hope he heals fast and can get back to practice ASAP.
Coach also had a few other good quotes:
“You’ve got to bring the juice….You’ve got to bring all of the energy because your fans aren’t there to give it to you. You’ve got to basically play where all that energy is bottled up inside of you. You take pride in the fact that it’s your against however many thousand. You look forward to that.”
I was told by someone inside Wake Forest that ticket sales for this game have been subpar. Â With Wake playing as bad as we’ve seen under Coach Grobe and State having 4 straight home games to open the season, Wake fans might be losing hope with the young season and State fans might need a break. Throw in a dismal 10 year history for State in Winston-Salem and that’s a formula for a solid “aluminum out,” but I have faith State Fans Nation will faithfully show up and pack BB&T Field.
On a football recruiting note, I’m hearing that State has landed a huge OL recruit who they swayed from the SEC.
Are You going to the game and how many Pack fans are you bringing with you?