01/06/2018 at 3:22 PM #128579
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That ought to ‘warm’ some cold hearts….
The HOLES Drop TWO in a row…
‘Hoos – 61
Holes — 49
Trifecta in play tonight in the PNC at 8pm…
GO PACK!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/06/2018 at 3:25 PM #128580WulfpackParticipant
Clemson looked good as well.01/06/2018 at 3:31 PM #128581
We need a side of Hines now.01/06/2018 at 3:58 PM #128582Pack78Participant
And Will Richardson needs to come back as well for offensive fireworks!01/06/2018 at 4:31 PM #128583
Finley staying first — could be influential with Hines and Richardson and others…
I’m starting to like being a football school….
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/06/2018 at 5:51 PM #128584redwolf87Participant
I would like to think these guys have been talking amongst themselves and are on the same page. Who knows?01/06/2018 at 7:02 PM #128585
At least, the much maligned WOLFPACK NATION hasn’t done this…
But then, this is so right and so wrong — AT THE SAME TIME — that…
I can see clearly how some of our geniuses would not hesitate given the circumstances…
It’s also the perfect counter-argument to UCF’s “National Championship”…
Basically all of it a reflection of today’s best thinking…
“If you don’t like the rules or the outcome, MAKE UP your own rules and outcome!!!”
GOPACK !!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/06/2018 at 7:16 PM #128586Heelh8rParticipant
This is great news. I thought he would come back because he is very smart and knows what he has a chance to do here. I believe he will be richly rewarded for this decision. This puts him squarely in the hunt for a Heisman. I’m serious, he is that good. He has plenty of help for next year to do something really special. We were close this year, and we should have just as good of a chance to compete for a championship and Finley could surely put up those kind of numbers next year. It could happen.01/07/2018 at 1:03 AM #128677ryebreadParticipant
Smart move by Finley and very good news for NC State. We’re riding a lot of offseason momentum. Hopefully we can redshirt the freshman and turn over the reigns to a four year starter.
Finley is sneaking his way up the NC State record books. I would not be surprised if he did not graduate next year as one of our top 5 all time QBs.01/07/2018 at 8:50 AM #128680freshmanin83Participant
Huzzah that is good news. Hopefully he and others will come back with the attitude that there is some unfinished business to take care of.01/07/2018 at 4:06 PM #128688Tau837Participant
This puts him squarely in the hunt for a Heisman
His numbers won’t be nearly compelling enough – Heisman winner Mayfield had 4627 passing yards and 43 passing TDs this season, compared to Finley’s 3514 and 17.
Over the past 10 years, a QB won the Heisman 8 times, and the lowest number of TDs for any of them was Winston’s 44 in 2013 (40 passing, 4 rushing).01/07/2018 at 9:42 PM #128689choppack1Participant
After watching that jags bills game, I am thrilled Finley returned because he threw it better than both of those QBs.01/08/2018 at 3:56 PM #128704
Huzzah that is good news. Hopefully he and others will come back with the attitude that there is some unfinished business to take care of.
I think Finley knew all along he wasn’t leaving. Leary not enrolling early is a tell. Finley is coming back. Leary can red shirt his freshman year and have 4 years eligibility assuming he doesn’t get beaten out which is unlikely.
“unfinished business to take care of” is the reason Chubb gave for staying another year. Jones had personal family financial reasons for leaving but Finley does not nor does Hines. Roseboro is staying likely because of a promise he made to his father shortly before his death.
The last piece to the leaving early puzzle is Richardson. I don’t know Richardson’s personal circumstances but I do know he owes his team mates one for getting himself suspended for the SoCar game.01/09/2018 at 10:38 PM #128742Heelh8rParticipant
Well, I said he would be in the hunt for the Heisman, not necessarily that he would win it. To state it better, I believe he certainly has the chance to be in the Heisman conversation. Top five would get him a trip to New York. Maybe it could be more like Ted Brown. Nobody expected him to win it, but he did receive quite a few votes and was recognized as a contender. What would it take? We would have to win and win big. With that would come the numbers Finley would need. He will have multiple targets and an offense capable of putting up more yards and touchdowns than this year. He has another year of experience in this offense and minus JaySam most everybody back. I can see it happening.01/12/2018 at 1:53 PM #128884
Goodbye Hines and Good Luck01/12/2018 at 2:07 PM #128885
Not sure if he’s quite ready. As they say ‘next man up’, which will probably be Person.
Smarter than the average bear01/12/2018 at 2:58 PM #128886
Not sure if he’s quite ready. As they say ‘next man up’, which will probably be Person.
Next man up will be Reggie Gallaspy. Take a look at his work in the Sun Bowl. In both halves he ran hard and actually picked up more yards than Hines in less carries. “Next man up” will have to show proficiency in pass pro before he gets a lot of caries in our offense.
Best case scenario will be Gallaspy doing the heavy lifting until Person and Collins demonstrate they can pass block. Shifting our focus we could be just about as well off as we would be without Hines. I’m smiling to myself thinking of RG wearing the defense down and Person and/or Collins ripping off some big gains in the second half.01/12/2018 at 3:10 PM #128887
Not sure if he’s quite ready. As they say ‘next man up’…
And I wish Mr. Hines a long and healthy NFL career… He was ‘fun’ from behind to watch on the breakaways….
GO PACK!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/12/2018 at 3:42 PM #128890tractor57Participant
I’m assuming he got good advice on his move. My only concern is that he does not fit the typical mold for a position. That might be a huge advantage given the right team. Regardless he will sign for more than I ever made working a career. I wish him the best.01/12/2018 at 5:36 PM #128892TexpackParticipant
I’m assuming he got good advice on his move. My only concern is that he does not fit the typical mold for a position. That might be a huge advantage given the right team. Regardless he will sign for more than I ever made working a career. I wish him the best.
He may move back to the slot in the NFL01/12/2018 at 6:38 PM #128894tractor57Participant
Yes most likely a slot guy but if the OC is creative …01/12/2018 at 7:34 PM #128895
Will Richardson is leaving as well.01/13/2018 at 5:58 AM #128896
Next man up will be Reggie Gallaspy
Could be, but RG doesn’t have quite the breakaway speed. My point here is that the caliber of the recruits now are upgrades from where they were 4 years ago. TOB and CTC for that matter NEVER had a class like this from top to bottom. Yeah we had a smattering of 4 and 5 stars but this class has a minimum of 3 stars all the way through with some darned good 4 stars. And with that comes the possibility that the next man up could easily be that shining star that bypasses those first years in the backup role. In many ways Person reminds me of Matt Dayes. We also sputtered without Hines.
No matter what I am excited about this incoming class. As the old Bill Deal and the Rhondells song says “Nothing succeeds like success”. While this year had a few points where we were oh so close to having a really great year think back to 2016. The difference in being 6-6 or 7-5 and 9-4 can be razor thin. In 2016 our coulda wasn’t anywhere close to our coulda this year which from my perspective was 11-2. And from my point of view our coulda was what caused Payton Wilson to choose us over UNX. Winning on the field is what wins in the living room of great high school players. And great high schoolers have what you cannot teach, speed and size.
Smarter than the average bear01/13/2018 at 7:34 AM #128897
I love where you are looking and I most emphatically agree with your “recruits are upgrades” point of view.
I still say Reggie is the “next man up” and will be until that “shining star” shows he has all it takes to be a P-5 RB. Our system dictates we be able to pass block as well as run and receive. We may be in the situation we were in several years ago when Tony Creecy was the starter but took fewer snaps than the next 2 RB’s.
I’d like to see both Person and Collins get touches as they appear to be the ones in 2019. Unless another “shining star” comes along.
Small point about Payton Wilson, he said he was switching to State because he fit in here. He isn’t a poser, he’s a hands in the dirt, great work ethic kind of guy.01/13/2018 at 10:19 AM #128898
Grey, I think part of it for Payton also happened when he tore that ACL. the perspective from the bleachers is much different than from the sidelines or in the game. He probably saw something that just didn’t sit right with him with UNX, or he had never really considered any other options. In either case I’m sure glad he came our way, he has what it takes to make a long lasting impression for the pack.
Smarter than the average bear
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