ESPN: NC State ready for a fresh start with Brissett

There is no reason to take time to re-hash the quarterback problems that plagued NC State in Coach Dave Doeren’s first season. We all know what we saw, and we all recognize that there really is no way to comprehensively and accurately assess the impact of the quarterbacks’ limitations.

While the impact of the Wolfpack’s limited quarterback play may not be actually quantifiable, there is no doubt that barring injury program will try something different next season.

NC State’s 2014 starting quarterback has already established himself as a leader.

Coach Dave Doeren said on Monday that Brissett has already earned the starting job for next fall, despite the return of Pete Thomas.

“Jacoby Brissett is our starting quarterback,” Doeren said.

As you probably remember, Jacoby Brissett is a former four-star recruit who was ranked as the nation’s No. 75 overall player and one of the top five quarterbacks in the class of 2011. After getting stuck in a quarterback battle at the University of Florida, Brissett announced his transfer to NC State last year based largely on his relationship with Coach Doeren.

2012.10.20_Jacoby Brissett Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks

I want to be very careful not to overly promote any single player as potential savior or ordain someone to be something that they are not. But, ESPN is already focusing on the potential impact that Brissett may have on the Wolfpack program in 2014 and beyond.

NC State’s 2014 starting quarterback has already established himself as a leader.

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“His leadership is phenomenal,” Doeren said. “I think it was a great year for him developmentally, from a mental standpoint. Our team respects him, our staff respects him. I don’t want to put undue pressure on him because he still has to go out and play football, but we’re all excited about his leadership at that position.”

Brissett has two years of eligibility remaining, and he could be the answer to one of NC State’s biggest problems en route to a winless season in the ACC and a 3-9 finish. At Florida, Brissett had played behind Jeff Driskel the entire 2012 season, but decided to transfer in mid-January after a perceived lack of opportunities.

There won’t be any lack of playing time next fall — despite some depth at the position. Thomas, who threw four touchdowns and nine interceptions in nine games, along with Garrett Leatham, Josh Taylor and Bryant Shirreffs all return. Leatham and Shirreffs combined for just 22 pass attempts last year.

“I can’t talk about who we have committed, but we’re excited about who we’re recruiting at that position,” Doeren said. “Garrett Leatham is still coming back and so are Josh Taylor and Bryant Shirreffs. All of those guys had snaps this year other than Jacoby, and obviously he’s played in college football already, so I feel really good about the quarterback position moving forward.”

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  • #34849

    PoppaJohn
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    Well, Brissett is going to be a star for at least 9 months. Hope he’s got something once he hits the field.

    #34850

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Little kid in a red block S cap asked his Pop …
    “What do you want for Christmas?”

    Pop replies…
    “No more football posts on SFN until July 15th…”

    #34851

    wilmwolf80
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    Disappointing for Pete. I am appreciative of the effort he put in, even if it did not work out on the field. I hope that if he wants to transfer out or do the grad student thing, that he finds success wherever he goes.

    Same goes for Brandon. It didn’t work out on the field, but I am appreciative of the time he spent in the Red and White. Good luck to him as well.

    Looking forward to a new start, and putting this year way behind us.

    #34852

    Gowolves
    Participant

    What good does it do to announce this now? It seems to me as far as competition goes keep it undisclosed. I just do not see the upside of announcing this in Dec. 2013

    #34853

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    It is so obvious there is no point in not announcing it. Ga Southern isn’t preparing for Pete, put it that way.

    #34854

    PackFamily
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    Sounds like Pete is transferring out. Best of luck to him. He seems like a great kid and ultimate team player.

    I think it is great that CDD named JB the starter. It’s pretty obvious he will be and he wants the team to rally around him. None of this will matter though after the first few games. It’s all we got to talk about right now.

    #34855

    Gowolves
    Participant

    True that may be the case but competition is never a bad thing even if in your mind the decision has been made. Bedsides this kid from Charlotte that has verbally committed may be the real deal.

    I just see more downside than upside by making this annoucement now.

    #34856

    coach13
    Participant

    That tells whoever is being recruited at qb that they have 1 year to redshirt, 1 year to backup, and 3 years to start if they can handle it.

    #34857

    EdMar
    Participant

    How many recruits are Div. 1 schools allowed to sign in one year? It looks like we already have about 24 commitments but still after 4 or 5 more? Thanks

    #34858

    PackFamily
    Participant

    All i want to know is if Jacoby Brissett = Baller

    #34859

    PackFamily
    Participant

    Btw, Copeland is off the team.

    #34860

    A 4-star QB at State … what could possibly go wrong???

    #34861

    choppack1
    Participant

    I would feel better about this if we had a good history with qb qb transfers…I am not saying it won’t work out, just noting that it hasn’t in the past.

    #34862

    JKL
    Participant

    “I want to be very careful not to overly promote any single player as potential savior or ordain someone”… but here’s a post and supporting article doing just that!

    #34863

    Virginia Wolf
    Participant

    So, whats up with Copeland? Have we lost anyone esle before they graduate?

    #34864

    Texpack
    Participant

    Russell Wilson was a QB transfer who worked out well.

    #34865

    rtpack24
    Member

    We were a disaster this year and are out trying to recruit at very key positions such as wide receiver so naming Brissett is a smart move. He is the light at the end of the tunnel that we are all hoping is not a train heading our way. What is interesting is Brissett is not known as a running quarterback.

    #34866

    Gowolves
    Participant

    Texpack..

    Wilson played three years before transferring. Brissett has mostly rode the bench. Not a good comparison. I would think the FL coaches know a little something before annonting him the next franchise QB here in Raleigh. Don’t get me wrong I hope he is a baller.

    Rtpack.. So the QB’s in the spring don’t give full effort? The freshman QB comes in thinking “why should I bust my ass” if I know I have no shot of starting. First game Brissett gets hurt. Saw that this year. Now sh*t hits the fan. None of back ups are prepared. If naming Brissett is an asset to recruiting WR’s then it could be a hinderance. Why didn’t he get the job done in Fl with all that talent?

    #34867

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Why should I assume that the backups at QB won’t work hard to be ready if needed?

    Shouldn’t we expect max effort from every backup at every position?

    #34868

    Gowolves
    Participant

    Yeah we should expect that. But we are also dealing with 18 and 19 year old kids that have been promised the moon and coddled. Why give them another reason to NOT give maximum effort? Don’t you think it changes their approach if they are told from day one that this person is the starter and yet they have done nothing to prove it? Just my opinion.

    #34869

    tjfoose1
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    “I just see more downside than upside by making this annoucement now.”

    Hogwash. Think for a minute… before applying standard cookie cutter orthodoxy. This isn’t your standard open competition situation.

    If you know water is wet, but your coaches are telling you they still aren’t sure, how do you feel about your coaches? About their knowledge of water? About their ability to get you too it?

    Besides, every athlete worth a damn knows that stating a starting position has been won doesn’t mean the competition is over. Every position won can also be lost.

    #34870

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    “I would feel better about this if we had a good history with qb qb transfers…I am not saying it won’t work out, just noting that it hasn’t in the past.”

    Ever hear of Erik Kramer? Olin Hannum?

    #34871

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    “Wilson played three years before transferring. Brissett has mostly rode the bench. Not a good comparison.”

    Speaking of Wilson… How’d that kind of thinking work out for Matt Flynn in Seattle?

    #34872

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    “The freshman QB comes in thinking “why
    should I bust my ass” if I know I have no shot of
    starting…

    Why give them another reason to NOT give maximum effort?”

    What kind of b*lush! t p#ssyass question is that? JHCIASC man, what is wrong with you?

    You bump your head getting out of bed this morning? Just get back from Colorado?

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