RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Dave Doeren met with the media following today's practice.

Dave Doeren

"It's faster. You're in and out of the gameplan in a matter of days."

"The lead-up to the first game takes forever."

"Some of the new guys have film that they can watch on themselves in a gameday and they can go through the experience and self-scout the process that they went through."

"I don't know if I have a single thing. We're always coaching guys to the kick on the details."

"The biggest thing you worry about in college is the immaturity."

"There are a lot of distractions in a college guy's life."

"That first game is a milestone when you play in the first college game."

"[The other team] is going to make big plays on you. They are on scholarships too. They can't be touchdowns. That's the main thing I stress. Just make sure we can line up and play again, focus on the next play... try to get a turnover."

"More goes into it than I would like."

"Homecoming we're going to be traditional. That's what I think is the right thing to do. We're going to wear our school colors at homecoming every year."

"Senior Day I'm going to let the seniors decide. That's something I think they deserve. Other than that we'll mix [up the uniforms] every now and then."

"[Garrett Bradbury] is good. He sprained his knee, but he'll be out this week. We'll have him back soon."

"The proximity the fans are to the field makes it loud."

"The biggest thing is to have third quarter be full... that's my goal. As a coach I want to win every game, and I can have goals for the fans, but they don't have to listen to me. I'd like to have four quarters like it is in the first quarter."

"That's what makes NC State so special."

"No one else in the state does that. We need to be the team that sets the bar on fan experience, and I continue to ask them for their support and say thank you to them every time they give it."

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