Wolfpack Football Media Day
NC State head football coach Tom O’Brien knows his team is seasoned and expected to excel.
All-American defensive back David Amerson says some opposing quarterbacks might not throw in his direction.
Manny Stocker is splitting the snaps 50-50 with Wolfpack starting QB Mike Glennon.
Mustafa Greene has shored up his academics, and says he hopes to quickly make up for his absence.
Ryan Tice (TheWolfpacker.com)
Media Day Notebook: Newcomers Adjusting Well
The true freshmen are transitioning to the college game and taking pointers from their older teammates. Wide receiver Charlie Hegedus, whose importance just increased with today’s news that Bryan Underwood would be out indefinitely following surgery, talked about his adjustment to the Pack offense.
“The offense is a lot different from high school, so it’s been different trying to learn it all,” he said. “Obviously the competition is a lot better, so I’m trying to adjust to that. It’s been really cool being able to compete with all of these players at the next level.
“It started off a little slow, but I’ve picked it up faster now. I’m starting to get it down, it’s starting to come easy now.”
One incoming rookie who did not meet with the media, but drew a rave review from one of his teammates was defensive end Kenderius Whitehead.
“I think all of [the freshmen] have done pretty well, but the one that stands out to me is Kenderius,” senior defensive lineman Brian Slay said. “He’s going to be a special player. Give him some time and he’s going to take the ACC by storm.”
NC State Web Run from Football Media Day (GoPack.com)