Gottfried: "We've Had Great Energy"

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media to discuss the Wolfpack.

What have you seen that you've liked?
I love our spirit.  We've had great energy and enthusiasm everyday. That's one of the things I like about this team. Obviously we have to play well, but I think our energy level has been really good.

That's probably stood out to me as much as anything.

Do you know what to do with yourself with all these extra bodies?
I like it.  I like it. We're definitely a little more versatile. We can play big, we can play small, and I think we have a little more depth.

The competition in practice has been good. Guys are going at each other pretty hard. I've always been a big believer in that. I think that makes guys better.

I think it holds them accountable. Playing time is there to get, but it's going to be competitive to get.  I think that's good for our group.

Are we closer to hearing from the NCAA?
You know as much as me, and that's not good so the answer is No. I wish I had more to tell you.  I don't know myself. 

Hopefully soon. That's what I've been told, it could be anytime that a determination is made.  We'll just have to wait and see.

Do you ever kind of look back at your journey here so far?
It's gone quick to me.  I'm sometimes surprised myself. This is already my sixth year.   It's been a great five years. Even though last year was a tough year, I've loved every minute being here.  It's a great place.

Every team has been different, like this team. It's completely different. Different pieces... different spirit.  It's been fun, and it's gone fast.

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