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Payton Not Practicing

Dave Doeren, who recently described pretty much the entire defensive line as banged up, dropped another scary nugget at the end of his post-practice presser yesterday, indicating that senior wide receiver Quintin Payton has not participated in fall camp due to an undisclosed injury. The sure-handed Payton led the team with 798 receiving yards a year ago and was second with 51 catches.

The loss of a tall, talented receiver is always a big deal, but that is especially the case in an uptempo offense. Doeren said in the press conference that the team will need to play as many as nine receivers. Payton, Bryan Underwood, and Rashard Smith are the only returning receivers to catch 10 or more balls a year ago. Doeren did not indicate the seriousness of Payton's ailment, nor did he indicate whether or not the senior is expected to suit up for the Pack's season opener against Louisiana Tech. The game is just 11 days away.


Frisman Jackson Likes Odd Snacks

This sounds bad and terrible and sure why not.


Shute Yeah!

Guard prospect picks Pack over impressive offer list.


Scott Thompson: Oh Snap!

And no one is more special than Scott Thompson.


Georgia Southern Game Is Official


Talbert No Longer with the Program

Rising redshirt senior Anthony Talbert is no longer listed on the N.C. State football team's official roster at, and the university recently confirmed that he has left the program. Talbert's departure leaves three scholarship tight ends on the team: redshirt senior Asa Watson, redshirt sophomore Benson Browne, and redshirt freshman David Grinnage.

Only Watson, who had 24 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown last season, has a career catch among the returnees. Talbert played in 39 games over his career and caught four balls for 48 yards a season ago. He had just one career catch before making three grabs in the bowl loss to Vanderbilt.

N.C. State does not have a tight end commitment from the 2013 class, though 6-6, 210-pound Pharoah McKever could possibly grown into the role. The Pack do have verbals from two potential tight ends from the class of 2014.

Talbert is expected to graduate and be able to transfer and play immediately for his senior season.


Bench, Mitchell Considering Transfer To NCSU

Come inside, my brothers. Everything is going to be okay. You will get a hot meal and all the snaps you've dreamed of.


There's No Huddling in the Trenches

The results have certainly been favorable for other fast-playing programs.


UPDATED: 12-Man Offense? Unstoppable!

Now that's innovation.


Byrd, Salahuddin Impress

Jarvis Byrd and M.J. Salahuddin have made a good impression on new coach Dave Doeren.


Bo Hines Commits To NC State

The Pack's 2014 class begins with wide receiver Bo Hines.


Doeren Adds Trevathan

In an effort to build inroads with North Carolina high school coaches and attract more in-state talent to Raleigh, Dave Doeren has added Henry Trevathan, Jr. to his staff. Trevathan, a veteran N.C. high school coach, will serve as Director of High School Relations.

Trevathan, who has been a high school head coach most recently at Southern Alamance, began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at N. C. State. He has coached collegiately as an assistant at Elon and Lenoir-Rhyne and had high school head coaching gigs at Cardinal Gibbons, Broughton, and Western Alamance. He played his college ball at East Carolina.

Trevathan's father, Henry Sr., was the special teams coach for the Wolfpack from 1986-1993.

As few members of the new N. C. State staff have recruiting ties to the state, this seems like a smart move. The younger Trevathan's official duties include assisting with camps, coaching clinics, and arranging unofficial visits for recruits, but his greatest value will be in helping the new staff network with in-state head coaches.


OW's Guest Article for the Saturday Edge

And you can read about it here. Lucky you!

Here's a snippet (so we can get to the minimum word count for me to post this):

With fifth-year senior quarterback Mike Glennon and Jack Tatum award winner David Amerson respectively leading the offense and defense, N. C. State was a fashionable dark horse candidate to sneak past Florida State and Clemson to win the ACC Atlantic Division in 2012, and the Wolfpack controlled their own destiny after beating the Seminoles in Raleigh in early October.

Win out and they would play for the program’s first ACC championship since 1979 and possibly a first BCS bowl as well.

Instead, the Pack limped home at 3-3, including losing to rival North Carolina for the first time in six years, losing an embarrassing 33-6 blowout on homecoming to a Virginia team that was on a six-game losing streak, and having 62 hung on them by Tahj Boyd and the Clemson Tigers.


I Believe in Dave Doeren

And I'm going to tell you why


Pop Pop


Football Schedule Released

NC State will be able to save plenty on travel costs this year.


Chipping Away at the Chippewas

Dan Enos will try to rebuild what he destroyed at Central Michigan.



N. C. State's fourth non-conference date was announced today. It was known that the Pack will open the season with consecutive home games against Louisiana Tech (August 31st), Richmond (September 7th), and Central Michigan (September 14th), but the date against in-state rival East Carolina was TBD. Well, now it's just D. The Pack will host the Pirates on November 23rd, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

It will be the latest non-bowl, non-conference game for the Pack since hosting the same Pirates over Turkey Day weekend in 2006. The Pirates won that game, the last one of the Chuck Amato era, 21-16. East Carolina is coming off an 8-5 season that concluded with a New Orleans Bowl loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.


It’s a Family Affair: Pack Play Roccos in Week Two

Some day, and that day may never come, the Wolfpack might call on Michael Rocco for an interception.


First Up: A Way Too Early Look At La. Tech

Dave Doeren will face another program in transition when the Bulldogs visit Raleigh for the first time.


N. C. State Football Dates Taking Shape

The Pack will open against Skip Holtz's Louisiana Tech squad on August 31st.


N. C. State Releases 2013 Football Schedule

Highlights include playing eight home games and facing all three in-state ACC school for the first time since 2008.

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