Web Run: Six compete to carry Pack

Six N.C. State running backs scrapping for snaps this preseason, and not one report yet of a diva tantrum. Juggling a well-stocked stable featuring four former Parade All-America tailbacks, Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato spends little time fretting about stroking their egos and keeping them all happy.

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"The defense started off soft. That great defense that [the media] keeps talking about started out soft. You keep writing about them and they're going to get softer and softer. I'm going to call them Dairy Queen from now on." - Chuck Amato



Amato hopes for strength on both sides of the ball
Lorenzo Perez * News & Observer
Six N.C. State running backs scrapping for snaps this preseason, and not one report yet of a diva tantrum. Juggling a well-stocked stable featuring four former Parade All-America tailbacks, Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato spends little time fretting about stroking their egos and keeping them all happy. "They have to work on keeping me happy," Amato has said more than once this month. Collectively, junior Reggie Davis, sophomores Darrell Blackman and Bobby Washington and freshmen Toney Baker, Andre Brown and Jamelle Eugene also will have to work at replacing T.A. McLendon, the Wolfpack's leading rusher the three previous seasons. (McLendon left school in December with one year of eligibility left but was not chosen in the NFL draft; he lasted only briefly in the Atlanta Falcons training camp as a free-agent signee.) Read More

Analyzing NCSU's Six Pack in the Backfield
Lorenzo Perez * News & Observer
N.C. State running backs coach Dick Portee offers some thoughts on the Wolfpack's six tailbacks Read More



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