Quick Six With Norman

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State senior defensive end Art Norman answers six rapid-fire questions from Pack Pride with the Wolfpack days away from the Bitcoin Bowl.

NC State senior defensive end Art Norman answers six rapid-fire questions from Pack Pride with the Wolfpack days away from the Bitcoin Bowl.

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Considering the way this season is going, how big is it to finish your career playing in a bowl game?
It's great. We get one more chance to put on this jersey, and go out with the chance to get eight wins.

As a senior, it's huge.

Nobody gave you guys a chance to win seven games.
It's crazy. I think we just needed that one play to keep going and break that streak.

Airius, that fumble, that would have been that play at Louisville. But the play was Pharoah's interception at Syracuse that won the game for us.

After that win... I'm just proud.

It's crazy one play can do that. He started as a quarterback and came here as a wideout. Does that sum up this team?
Coming off last year's season, we all know how bad that felt. We just worked that much harder in the offseason and fall camp.

We were not going out like last year's class. Pharoah, Airius, those guys stepped up.

Not only going out on a high note, but you have to feel like you've started a foundation.
I'd definitely say so. We lost some close games and a lot of them we were in, Boston College, Florida State, Louisville.

If we can close those gaps... that's a 10-win season. I can definitely say we've started a foundation for something special.

As bowl games go, going to Florida isn't a bad thing is it?
Oh no. We'd luck up I'd say so.

What do you know about Central Florida?
I definitely saw the end of the [ECU] game, it was crazy.

I'm familiar with Central Florida. They have a good quarterback and their offense is similar to ours and Clemson, but we haven't put in a gameplan yet though.

It's like Clemson and ours put together.


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