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Send help, I got out-of-control NC State football-related optimism

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We’re about into the proper offseason doldrums, but at least these will be the normal doldrums, and not the hellscape doldrums of 2020. Y’know, most likely. It’ll still feel like an extra long wait for football this year, what with NC State returning so much experience and anticipation being higher than it has been in a while.

I went back and re-watched the spring game this weekend and if anything felt better about State’s 2021 prospects than I did the first time around. Which may just be the offseason setting in properly, or possibly a side effect of the Pfizer vaccine. Too soon to tell.

We could kill some time speculating about how Devin Leary will perform this season assuming he actually gets 12 games. If you pro-rate his passing numbers in four games to 12 last year, he ends up with 2,670 yards and 24 touchdown passes. (You could argue he played like 3.25 games but really who has the time?)

Seems like a 3,000-yard season is in the realm of doability, so would you take the over or under on that? Me, I figure 4,500 yards on the way to 12-0 sounds right.