Doeren: No Official Update On Dayes

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

Dave Doeren Interview

Matt Dayes Update:
We'll release the injury report tonight.  He's been rehabbing and trying to get himself right.   It's still pretty sore.

We'll get it out there tonight.  I'm not required to do it earlier than that so I'm not going to.

How much was he able to do this week?
Very little, but he's feeling good. He's been getting his rehab and he is meeting with a specialist.  Until we know what that guy says to us, I can't predict...

Matt's a tough guy.  His pain tolerance is incredibly high.  He wanted to come back in the game on Saturday, but the doctor just didn't feel like it was the right thing to do.  We'll see what they tell us this afternoon.

Jack Tocho Update:
Jack has got a ton better this week.  He didn't practice today, but Jack knows what he is doing.  

Hopefully we'll get the results tomorrow where he's cleared.  If he is, he's played enough football to where we feel good about playing him.  We just have to see what they say.

Would you use a three-man rotation with someone else if Jack can't go?
It just depends.  Clark can play out there. We feel really good about him playing, he's played a lo of nickel in the last two games and is playing with a lot of confidence.

Troy Vincent is continuing to get better for us in practice and Sean Paul, who has been hurt, is now back and in the rotation in practice.

We feel like we have five guys that can play in there.

If Matt's out, is there one guy that may seem to receive an up-tick in work?
Jaylen Samuels has started to trend that way, but we feel good about Dakwa and Reggie. Those would be the three guys you probably see back there the most if that happens.

Are you encouraged that Grinnage could replace some of that tight end production?
I think so.  He had seven catches and we can still play Jay Sam out where we have and put Dakwa and Reggie in the backfield. We still feel good about that.

I don't think it's any different. You'll see more of 28 back there if Matt can't play.

What have you seen from the guys this week, and what concerns you the most about BC?
They've been great.  They want to win and be bowl-eligible. They want to win at a place no other team has in 10 years. That's important to them.

We know we are going to get a great effort from them on Senior Day.  Their defense will punch you in the mouth, plays tough, creates takeaways, and helps their offense with field position and turnovers.

We have to take them extremely serious to come out of there with a win.

Quarterback uncertainty seems to be a common theme this year.
Yes, other than Clemson we've really not known who we'll see.

Reading their comments, I know they felt good about Fadule last week. Smith, No. 5, is really fast, and I assume he'd be a guy that can come in.  If they get in a passing situation, Flutie seems to be the guy they put in there the most in those scenarios.

Like I told our players, we don't control who they put in there we just have to be ready to defend who they do.

With the walk-on freshman, are you watching his Hudl film from high school?
No... BC is BC. They are going to run the football, have good play-action schemes, and in passing situations they'll have screens and draws.

We have to get them in third-and-long to make them have to execute in those situations. That's the keys, putting them behind the chains.

I'm guessing this won't be a 56-41 game.
That would be a surprised if it happens.  I'm not worried about that. I just want to score one more than they do.

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