Wednesday: Chuck Amato Audio + Quotes

RALEIGH, NC -- NC State head coach Chuck Amato met the media today following practice.

Chuck Amato (3:36)

When you have a bunch of young players at a position, how do you manage to recruit other good players at that position?
Somebody must be a helluva recruiter. Somebody must be an unbelievable... talks fast and they can all understand him even though he calls them you's guys.

Really, you know what it shows? Those kids are not afraid to compete. They don't care who you have at the school. 'I'm gonna go there, and I'm going to take that job from him. He needs to worry about me. I'm not going to worry about him.'

The greatest thing in the world is competition. But people that want to run from it, they don't want to compete. 'Oh, you've got too many guys there. I'll never play.' First day of practice you might lose all four of them and the fifth one has to be ready to play.

I remember that happened down there with a little running back from outside of Jacksonville, Florida. He just wanted a chance, was in camp, weighed 170 pounds. He was fifth-string, these guys got hurt and he started games.

It's because he wasn't afraid of competition. When you get that, you're getting kids that are winners.

How is your beat up offensive line?
Morris practiced all week... Herndon took [some] snaps, his is a day-by-day thing. I think that's something that we'll have to wait and see on Saturday. I'd have to think that Morris will be okay, and we'll have to wait and see on Herndon.

Do you like to move guys around on the line or do you like to try and keep the depth chart in order?
The best thing to do is keep the depth chart the way it is when you have quality depth.

When you don't and you have to have [Sean] Locklear play five positions in one year, other than the fact that he was really a good athlete and smart. It's tough... re-learning assignments, that makes it tough.

You have to try and get the best eleven on the field.

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