AUDIO: Doeren Talks Spring Game

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Dave Doeren met with the media today to discuss spring practice.

Dave Doeren

"I'm excited for the annual Kay Yow Spring Game... not just the opportunity to raise some money for a great cause, but also for the entire weekend."

"The brotherhood that goes into it with the alumni... I've said this before, but we have one of the greatest groups of former players that actually buy in to coming back for an event."

"I know they are excited about the 7-on-7 game that we do now that that they are a part of. Hopefully we can get through another one of those without a guy getting hurt... it's fun. Just to hear them talking smack back and forth, seeing all the guys and getting to meet several of them."

"The different things that goes into our games... the number of fans that come out."

"This year we'll have fans on the field at the end of the game for autographs... weather-permitting obviously. I'd love to get some kids down there on the field to hang out with some of the players."

"For some of our young players that we either redshirted or are on campus now competing.. it's a great opportunity for them. A lot of times it's fall before you ever play in front of a bunch of different people screaming and yelling."

"For the different players that are going through it the first time, I know for Tony Adams a year ago playing in that Spring Game helped him a lot going forward."

"It does change the mindset of some people when they are young in their career. Even though we scrimmage a lot in Fall camp we won't play in front of a crowd like that."

I hope that we have good weather. I am excited to see the competition. We've had a really good Spring."

"We are practicing better. Fewer guys on the ground but some very good collisions, good progress at many positions. [I am] seeing at lot of positions get better."

"I think Jumichael Ramos has had a very consistent Spring. Bra'Lon Cherry has been out for a majority of it with a lingering ankle [injury]. We look forward to having him full speed...Alston has been out with a hamstring. I am not sure if we will have him, probably not."

"There is some good depth."

"On the defensive line we lost some good players, ...we have had some guys on the sidelines watching but the guys practicing have got some great reps."

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