Limping towards Wofford

We will turn to Section Six for guidance this morning as struggling Wolfpack limps towards a difficult match-up with the Wofford Terriers.

In the midst of the Wolfpack’s struggles rise the interesting human-interest stories of both Jamaine Clemmons and Bradley Pierson. You should give both of these a quick read.

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21 Responses to Limping towards Wofford

  1. partialqualifier 09/13/2007 at 10:48 AM #

    Great links guys!!! This is why I love StateFans! That Clemmons kid is a real gift to humanity. I mean…to enroll at a State because he wanted an engineering degree? What athlete says that? And then having his late father’s initials sketched in his eyeblack…almost makes a grown man tear up! It is guys like these that help me to keep faith in college athletics! Thank God for kids like these!

  2. Dogbreath 09/13/2007 at 12:31 PM #

    Looking at the photo, he was being held on that play.

    The Clemmons kid was my player of the game. He definitely held his own.

  3. RochesterRedWolf 09/13/2007 at 12:42 PM #

    good point dogbreath, after rewatching the BC game their OL got away with alot of holding…maybe his performance should redefine what the prototypical defensive lineman should be…he mentioned in one of the articles how his smaller size helped him pretty much out-maneuver those gigantimongous BC linemen. I know he was in the backfield alot

  4. packbackr04 09/13/2007 at 1:00 PM #

    if clemmons played that well. why do you think he isnt on the 2 deep chart this wk? i know Cash is back, but Pressley is still out… anyone know? i for one would like to see more guys like this on the field,,, its obvious all the fatass lazy players that Chuck recruited arent worth a damn and will be slinging weed in Albemarle in a few years with TA… too soon?

  5. lush 09/13/2007 at 1:04 PM #

    ^nope, right on que pack backer

  6. PamlicoPack 09/13/2007 at 1:05 PM #

    apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, but anyone have a clue as to how Nate Franklin ever won the starting job at punter to start with? I mean, Pierson averaged about 10 yards further per punt, didn’t he? I didn’t see Franklin pull off a single punt in the first two games that wasn’t a wobbling knuckleball…

  7. RAWFS 09/13/2007 at 1:12 PM #

    Pamlico, it would make sense that Franklin was a better practice punter, but didn’t perform in games.

  8. lush 09/13/2007 at 1:18 PM #

    ^ it seems we have quite a few positions with that problem

  9. Redblogger 09/13/2007 at 1:18 PM #

    Can someone post a link to the 2 deep chart please.

  10. 12pack 09/13/2007 at 1:19 PM #

    I don’t know if you guys will recall my brother in law David Shelton, #83 He was the perfect size at linebacker, but because of injuries he was forced to play DT and NG his Jr and Sr seasons under Monte. He was 6′ but had tremendous upperbody strength and speed. He held his on with much larger O linemen. Sometime Size does not matter. Heart and playing to your strenghts can make a huge difference

  11. Cosmo96 09/13/2007 at 2:58 PM #

    Speaking of Wofford, I think this game is supposed to be on ESPN360. Unfortunately, our little “workaround” has apparently been shut down. I haven’t tried it yet, but posters on PackPride are saying that they can’t get it to work anymore, which makes me think that Verizon and ESPN found out what was happening and put the kibosh on it.

  12. packof81 09/13/2007 at 4:09 PM #

    “I mean…to enroll at a State because he wanted an engineering degree? What athlete says that?”

    partialqualifier, few football or basketball players have said that. Clemmons is exceptional. I hope he gets more playing time.

  13. RochesterRedWolf 09/13/2007 at 4:36 PM #
  14. colapack 09/13/2007 at 4:56 PM #

    Off subject, but did any of you guys out there in State-land see the movie “Facing the Giants”? If so, any information beyond coincidence on why the NCSU emblem was used in the movie? Real neat movie non-the-less.

  15. wolfman 09/13/2007 at 5:52 PM #

    It is a sad day when we call a matchup with Wofford “difficult”. In my short time at good ol’ NC State, I remember going to see some future Hall of Famers play at C-F (Torry Holt and then Phillip Rivers) and having expectations of winning against almost any team that stepped on that field. I remember beating a Donovan McNabb-led Syracuse Orangemen team. I remember nearly beating OSU in the Horseshoe, forcing what, if I remember correctly, was the first OT game ever played there. What went wrong here?

    On a different note, kudos to any athlete brave enough to go for an engineering degree. It is difficult enough to obtain an engineering degree, much less try to go to practice AND do all of that studying and homework. Hats off to Jamaine Clemmons.

  16. branjawn 09/13/2007 at 6:00 PM #

    I live in NY, the ESPN360 workaround was definitely shot down. I tried my best to get back on last weekend so I wouldn’t have to watch Colgate vs UMass. I’ve already resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never see a Panthers game up here.

  17. GAWolf 09/13/2007 at 6:54 PM #

    Our D definitely played better against BC than it did against Central Florida in the first half. I’ve got no problem with Clemmons getting some more playing time.

  18. sholtzma 09/13/2007 at 7:25 PM #

    Just because he isn’t listed on the two deep doesn’t mean he won’t play. If I were coach, then given how well he played at BC, I’d make sure he got at least a few plays. You reward hard work, good attitude, and successful play on the road against superior competition. I trust our coaches will see things the same way. There are plenty of snaps for our DLs.

  19. Primewolf 09/13/2007 at 8:34 PM #

    Jermaine will play guys, you just watch.

    Ever heard of you hit em high and I’ll hit em low.

    Jermaine will take care of the latter.

    I believe the opponent would know he has been hit by a 270 lb bowling ball.

  20. bTHEredterror 09/14/2007 at 12:05 AM #

    /\Both he and Kuhn did a solid job, the one big play the D gave up was late.

    I was impressed with Jones and Michel at LB, and all the DB’s played fairly well for most of the game. The defense seemed to be more sound in Zone priciples and were communicating well, there were several big hits and tip balls. And the BC receivers were dropping balls in an attempt not to get lit up any time they came into the middle. Wofford won’t quit, they are cut from the same cloth as App, but the game should be similar to the App game last year. They are built to take advantage of our weakness on D thus far, and there’s no telling what we will do on O. But this game we have a clear athletic advantage, and coaching should carry us.

  21. packbackr04 09/14/2007 at 10:04 AM #

    this will be the first game i attend this year, so i hope we come out and take care of business. It would be a shame to waste all that Jim Beam on a losing effort.

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