AUDIO + QUOTES: Dave Doeren

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Dave Doeren met with the media following Saturday's inter-squad scrimmage at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Dave Doeren

"It was a great day. We came out of it healthy. [There] was a lot of competition on both sides of the ball. The wind made it tough to throw at times. It is what it is. Elliott Davis made some really nice plays at receiver. That is kind of what we were hoping for. Cherry and Alston couldn't go. It is challenging to throw the football right now to say the least but Elliott made the most of his reps today. I was proud of him for that."

"Defensively, there was some good tackling. Josh Jones had really nice day again. Dravious [Wright] was very consistent. I am anxious to see the film. I thought it was a good day."

"[Davis] has come a long way and he has benefitted from a lot of reps because of our situation. Unfortunately, you have a position that is young and then you have one that--none of them are major--just minor bumps and bruises that are allowing him to get ton of reps."

"We challenged [Wright] after the season to have better stamina so that if he was the guy that he wouldn't have to come out...We challenged all the guys to get better. One of his was his stamina because he does play really hard but he does get fatigued at times. So we challenged him and he is doing a nice job accepting that."

"We moved Airius Moore to [weak side linebacker] so that him and Jerod [Fernandez]would be on the field together, Bradley Chubb to end. We are trying to get our best 11 on the field. It has been a good move for us. Those guys have really good chemistry. They're playing well together."

"For Jerod and Airius, they have always kind of supported each other and now they are out there together. I think they're having fun playing at the same time. Usually, the [middle linebacker] makes the calls so now you really have two guys are used to making calls out there, which I think helps."

"It is going to take [the placekickers and punters] time. Unfortunately, our Indoor [Practice Facility] isn't ready yet, so they spent the winter not kicking field goals. It is going to take them some time. This is the second day we have been in the stadium kicking against a live rush. They're young. Our punters have been pretty impressive though."

"I like to get the best 11 on the field. If there is a guy that is on the sideline and I think he's better than someone else, then we will move him. It is not really just about experimentation. That's not what I am trying to do."


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