So many good things keep hitting that we have to keep adding to this entry.
After the misery that was much of basketball season, spring brings renewed hope to NC State fans in the form of the off-season football practices that will lay down much of the foundation of this fall’s squad.
850 The Buzz interviewed Coach O’Brien today and posted an audio link. It’s a good listen.
Similarly, Sports Illustrated has a FANTASTIC article focusing on Russell Wilson that you can read by clicking here.
An article on WRAL Sports talks about how NC State head coach Tom O’Brien plans to use the sessions as a platform for competition:
When asked about Mike Glennon’s status, O’Brien said, “I hope he competes for the job and tries to take it away from Russell (Wilson).”
That will be easier said than done, considering Wilson made first-team all-ACC as a freshman quarterback.
But Wilson is injured – a sprained knee suffered in the PapaJohns.com bowl – and he has yet to be cleared for full contact drills, although that could come as soon as next week.
In other news, Jamelle Eugene has a shoulder injury and will miss spring practice, but Toney Baker is fully cleared for all drills.
Practices start in three days — March 20th. You can view Coach O’Brien’s Organizational/Depth Chart by clicking here.
The Sporting News had a pretty comprehensive article yesterday about Wilson & Glennon.
“I hope (Glennon) competes for the job and tries to take it away from Russell,” O’Brien said. “Nobody better think they’re starters because nobody owns the jersey. North Carolina State owns the jersey. … They have to earn it. If Glennon has that ‘potential’ tag — that dangerous tag, which means you haven’t done anything yet — he’ll certainly have his opportunities.
“It became pretty obvious to us (last season) that our choice was going to be Glennon or Wilson coming into the fall,” he added. “Russell ended up winning that competition then, but he’s the incumbent because it’s his job. But Michael Glennon wants to take it away from him.”