Wednesday NC State Links

Follow this link for comments from TOB about yesterday’s situational scrimmage (including text and audio):

Passing: (Mike Glennon and Russell Wilson) 20-40, 232 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Rushing: 22 rushes, 76 yards, 1 TD

LB Audie Cole: 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
LB Sterling Lucas: 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
S Earl Wolff: 6 tackles
DE Willie Young: 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss
DE Audi Augustin: 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack
S Justin Byers: 2 interceptions
CB DeAndre Morgan: 1 interception

Special Teams
Chris Ward: 4 punts, 42 yard average
Josh Czajkowski: 1-2 FGs (made 37, missed 43)
Terrell Manning: blocked punt, touchdown return
Audi Augustin: blocked field goal

After the scrimmage, a few injuries were announced:

N.C. State tight end Mario Carter will have knee surgery this week and will miss at least the season-opener against South Carolina, coach Tom O’Brien said Tuesday.

Carter, a redshirt freshman, was third on the depth chart behind George Bryan and Matt Kushner. Carter also missed his senior season at Charlotte Independence High because of a knee injury.

O’Brien also announced that freshman offensive lineman Denzelle Good will miss the season after reinjuring his shoulder. O’Brien said it was likely Good would have redshirted even if he had been healthy.

Here is an article from yesterday on Toney Baker’s progress. So far, his play has been the best news coming out of camp as we heard during the spring from very reliable sources that he wasn’t expected to get many carries going into the season. With the “old” Toney Baker and Jamelle Eugene, the Pack has a perfect combination of running backs going into the season. Let’s hope both are healthy for the opener.

The route was just a simple dump-off on a checkdown by the quarterback.

Toney Baker turned it into something special. He broke tackles and fought his way downfield for one of the biggest plays of N.C. State’s second preseason scrimmage.

It was the latest indication that Baker is getting close to resembling the back who led the Wolfpack in rushing in 2006. Baker, now a senior, hasn’t played since tearing a knee ligament in the 2007 opener against Central Florida but finally feels right again.

Rating ACC basketball schedules from Joe Giglio:

N.C. State : The bonus for the Wolfpack is two games against Virginia Tech, which it has beaten in six of seven games. The bad news is four games against UNC and Maryland and only one game against Miami (and it’s at Miami).

Q & A with Dick Sheridan:

Q: Coach, how much fun is it for you and how much pride do you have being around the red and white and on the sidelines?

A: It’s very enjoyable to me. I have a lot of respect for Coach (Tom) O’Brien and his staff. I like watching them work and the pace and tempo of practice and the teaching that’s going on. They’re doing a fantastic job in my opinion and I have a lot of respect for them.

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13 Responses to Wednesday NC State Links

  1. choppack1 08/19/2009 at 9:26 AM #

    Sorry to hear that about Goode – I think he’d made a good impression on the coaches.

    Sounds like Wolfe is going to be a good addition back at the safety spot.

  2. BJD95 08/19/2009 at 9:44 AM #

    Thanks for the reminder of how much I still love Dick Sheridan (other than his maddening tendency to play overly conservative and “by the book” in the fourth quarter). Can’t wait to see him toss the coin again this November, and give him another standing ovation.

  3. packpowerfan 08/19/2009 at 10:11 AM #

    Those defensive stats look pretty MONSTROUS. Glad to see Audi Cole and Terrell Manning with some nice lines.

  4. LKNpackfan 08/19/2009 at 10:14 AM #

    Sounds like it was a high pressure scrimmage. Some of the notable quotes (from the link):

    “Tonight’s scrimmage was a little different than the one’s we’ve done. We did much more situational work so it’s more of an educational scrimmage for the team… football IQ to recognize situations and see what you have to do.”

    “The indication is, you look at the quarterbacks. This was a scrimmage last year where Russell won the job and Mike Glennon took himself out of the running with the overwhelming situational things we handed to him. Both of them performed better tonight because they are much more comfortable in the offense.”

    “Anybody that blocks a kick… it’s not the easiest thing to do… a lot of guys come free and can’t ever seem to block it. We keep looking for guys who can make plays in those situations and hopefully we can get them in the game.”

    14 days and counting…

  5. Alpha Wolf 08/19/2009 at 11:04 AM #

    The loss of Carter could really hurt.

  6. packpowerfan 08/19/2009 at 11:45 AM #

    I had Mario in a summer fitness walking class, and he’s a monster of a guy. Big, fast, and a standup guy. I hate that he won’t be at 100% this season.

    On another note, CJ Williams was also in that class, and the best thing I can say is that kid has got some kind of motivation to have workouts at 6 am, a PE class at 8, then workouts at 9. Also a nice guy.

  7. howlie 08/19/2009 at 12:54 PM #

    It’s wonderful to be picked as the stinking, mangy, three-legged dog of the conference in basketball by the Giggilo of the N&O. May he burn in hell.

    I look forward to being there for Sheridan’s coin toss with Carolina. He’s one of God’s great gifts in this world, and we were fotunate to have him for awhile, and for him to be welcomed back by Colonel Tom.

  8. RickJ 08/19/2009 at 1:14 PM #

    I am really bummed about Carter. He looked every bit as good as George Bryan in the spring game – a real weapon. Apparently his knee will be scoped to see if they can fix it and determine the extent of the damage. I guess there is about a 1% chance that the damage is minor.

  9. packalum44 08/19/2009 at 1:15 PM #

    Anyone heard how true freshman Asa Watson is coming along?

  10. McCallum 08/19/2009 at 2:15 PM #

    Maddox still can not read a play.

    He should not be at the D-1 level.


  11. Wufpacker 08/19/2009 at 3:44 PM #

    howlie said:
    “It’s wonderful to be picked as the stinking, mangy, three-legged dog of the conference in basketball by the Giggilo of the N&O. May he burn in hell.”

    No offense, but that is akin to saying may your doctor burn in hell for pointing out that you’ve put on weight and are now at a higher risk for stroke, heart attack and diabetes.

    We ARE the “stinking, mangy, three-legged dog” of the ACC. And Giglio certainly isn’t to blame for it. We did it to ourselves. Don’t condemn Giglio just for pointing out the truth. I’m sure he’ll be the first one to sing our praises when there’s actually something worth praising.

  12. howlie 08/19/2009 at 4:43 PM #

    May my doctor burn in hell for pointing out that I’ve put on weight and saying I’m now at a higher risk for stroke, heart attack and diabetes. It’s because my doctor is fatter than me…

  13. Wufpacker 08/19/2009 at 7:11 PM #

    Howlie: LMAO!

    I wasn’t NECESSARILY referring to your doctor specifically, but meant it more as a generality. Perhaps phrasing it as I did was a mistake since it sounds like your doctor may not be the best example to highlight.

    Still LOLing, btw.

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