TALK ABOUT N.C. STATE'S FRONT FOUR: They do blitz. They have a nice zone blitz package. They've got a Ricky Sapp-type guy in No. 97. And No. 49 their inside guy [has been productive]. They are playing a lot more aggressive than last year when they played us. They are playing with a lot more confidence. They are getting pressure on the quarterback and doing a nice job defensively.
WILL YOU UNTIL GAME TIME AGAIN TO NAME A PUNTER: Yes.
IS EITHER PUNTER AHEAD OF THE OTHER RIGHT NOW? No.
OFFENSIVE LINE UPDATE THIS WEEK: They have worked hard. I was thinking about going in vests today because we are so beat up. The injury report lasted about 30 minutes this morning but we need work at the positions where you have to have pads on. We are working them on low pad leverage against the defensive line. That's the only way we can get them work. We are doing what we have to do.
WILL ANDRE ELLINGTON REDSHIRT? I'm going to try to. If I can. I don't know if I'll be able to because he has looked good at practice. And I don't know if the injury bug will bite us. We talked about it last Thursday with who's going to redshirt. I wanted to put in the game [last weekend] but then they talked me out of it. Only if injuries [will he play] at this point. I'm going to try and play it like that.
ANTOINE MCCLAIN VS. LANDON WALKER AT RIGHT TACKLE: Antoine is making improvement. He is getting better every day. Both of those guys. Landon is a little bit older and is ahead from an assignment standpoint but we've been really pleased with both them. I don't feel real good about playing freshmen up front to be honest with you.
WILL DWAYNE ALLEN REDSHIRT? I'd like to if I could. We'll have to see. Linthicum is gone if we get an injury we'll have to throw him out there.
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