Media days are long for the players, who go from interview to interview, from ESPNU to radio shows to press conferences with the assembled local media. Jacoby Brissett and Mike Rose had the honors for NC State this year, and didn't disappoint. Rose in particular was great.
#NCState DE Mike Rose, explaining the cast on his right wrist, said (SID) Annabelle Myers injured him while dragging him to #ACCKickoff— Star-News ACC (@starnewsacc) July 20, 2015
(Don't worry, the injury is not serious.)
Mike Rose with a new take on the rivalry with @TarHeelFootball: 'We call them cupcake eaters and they call us farm folk' #ACCKickoff— NC State Football (@PackFootball) July 20, 2015
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (why is farming supposed to be so bad) OOOOOOOOOOOOOO (no really why does this continue as a theoretical insult) OOOOOOOOOOOOO (Old MacDonald had a farm on which he taught guys to beat the shit out of UNC 35-7) OOOOOOOOOOOO. Moo.
Here is the full transcript from their pressers. Rose was candid, and spoke a bit about some differences between the TOB and Dave Doeren regimes. He also admitted that he could have played harder against the cupcakes on the schedule last season.
The ACC had the players call one highlight play from their 2014 season; for State, that was Brissett's memorable five-year-long scramble against Florida State.
There's so much to take in here. First, Mike Rose adopts an excellent Announcer Voice. Second, did you see Jalen Ramsey, he's tall. Third, Brissett stops just short of admitting that the success of this play was 135% luck. "I get scared when I really can't see anybody but the crowd, so I just threw the ball up." You and me both, man.
It's hard out here for a quarterback #ACCKickoff pic.twitter.com/YysRG3qEKM— NC State Football (@PackFootball) July 20, 2015
All questioned out. Here's GoPack's video recap.