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NC State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz talks scheme, coaching background

This question-and-answer session between Tony Haynes and new NC State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz contains your daily value of empty football-type words and such, but there are also some things written in between the lines.

Drinkwitz is quick to point out that NC State's offense will look "very different" in some ways (he smirked in the middle of saying that) but that "it's gonna start with a physical downhill run game." I think when most folks hear "Boise State," they think wide-open offense with a bent toward throwing the ball, which is not really fair. The Broncos have historically run a lot of their sets out of the shotgun, but they've also had a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the last seven seasons.

Coach Drink here is implicitly endorsing Dave Doeren's run-first philosophy, while noting that there will be changes in the approach. Now that I think about it, he may have smirked because it sunk in for the first time that we have Jaylen Samuels, and other teams don't have Jaylen Samuels, which is a real bummer for them.

Tender whatever value you want to the talk about all those fancy trick plays and the stuff about focus and execution--that seems like offseason non-talk to me. Strip it down and I think the gist is we'll get an offense that is prepared to leverage a stacked backfield and also willing to be a little more imaginative throwing the ball down the field. In the abstract offseason football world that is January, that sounds okay to me.