Web Run: Baker impresses Wolfpack teammates

Toney Baker is verifying his football credentials at N.C. State, but teammate A.J. Davis doesn't need convincing.

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"Look it up," he said. " `Intensity.' Get Webster. I don't know the exact definition. Look it up. That's it. One word." - Chuck Amato saying he had changed his intensity after N.C. State went 5-6 last season and failed to reach a bowl game for the first time in his five-year tenure.

Baker impresses Wolfpack teammates
Steve Phillips * High Point Enterprise
Davis decided weeks ago that if Baker toted a football anything like he cast a rod-and-reel, the much-hyped freshman from Ragsdale High would be just fine. "I love to fish, and just after Toney got here at the first of the summer he heard me and (wide receiver) John Dunlap talking about it,'' said Davis, the Wolfpack's junior cornerback from Durham. "We said we were going out on a boat, and he said 'Oh man, I like to fish, too. I'd like to go out with you.' '' Minutes into the fishing trip, Davis reported, Baker hauled in a 22-inch bass. Read More

Amato increases 'Pack's intensity during practice
Bob Sutton * Freedom News Service
It was almost as if Chuck Amato needed a reminder Sunday, which was three weeks to the day prior to North Carolina State's football opener. On a day when N.C. State players and coaches were busy with team photographs and set to meet and greet fans at the RBC Center, Amato was asked if he changed anything during the offseason since going through his first losing season. Read More

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