WRAL: Eugene & Vermiglio not on current two-deep
WRAL is reporting that neither Jamelle Eugene nor Jake Vermiglio were ‘listed on the N.C. State depth chart for the Pittsburgh game, which was released by the school Monday afternoon.’
I’m not going to lose any sleep over this yet as: (1) I haven’t seen this two-deep listed on any other websites and (2) it wouldn’t surprise me for Coach O’Brien to have policy of not listing players on the two-deep before they even attend a single practice after returning from injury.
Of a little more concern is this update from the N&O that was just posted and provides a lot more insight than WRAL. Of particular note is the following:
N.C. State starters Owen Spencer at wide receiver and Rashard Smith at cornerback are unlikely to play Saturday against Pittsburgh because of injury.
The Wolfpack’s injury report won’t be released until Thursday, but coach Tom O’Brien indicated during his news conference that Smith and Spencer won’t play.
Jake Vermiglio, the regular starting left tackle, has missed the last two games with a leg injury, but O’Brien did not address his status.
We will keep our eyes out on this for a little more detail.
Meanwhile, community members are already starting to share some insight and ‘talking Pitt’ in this entry on our message boards. The Vegas lines are out and the Wolfpack is teetering between a one point and one and half point favorite at home against the favorite to win this year’s Big East Championship.
The Elephant in the Room
Folks, I know that this entry is super long. It is more like a magazine feature that you have to commit real time to reading. But, that doesn’t make it any less interesting or less full of facts and it really is something that you need to read and take the time to pass to other websites on the internet.
October 3rd: NC State @ Wake Forest set for 3:30pm on ESPNU
Other games listed on that day are as follows:
Virginia at North Carolina, RAYCOM, 12 noon
Clemson at Maryland, ESPNU, 12 noon
Virginia Tech at Duke, ESPN360.com, 12 noon
NC State at Wake Forest, ESPNU, 3:30 pm
Georgia Tech at Mississippi State, CSS, 7:30 pm
It was quite a day in the NFL for a lot of former Wolfpackers and local players of interest. Philip Rivers had a career day in stinging loss to the Baltimore Ravens’ whose margin of victory was provided by former Wolfpack kicker, Steven Haushka. Mario Williams & Frank Bush’s Houston Texans won a huge one over Stephen Tulloch’s Tennessee Titans (link to conversation). UNC’s Jeff Reed cost the Steelers a big win in Chicago. And, there is growing talk of Bill Cowher being a fit for the Carolina Panthers!
We’ve got a lot the NFL stuff and tons of other ‘byte-like’ topics covered on our growing message boards and we would encourage you to also make visiting those forums a part of your SFN experience. Link to forums