Sunday: Chuck Amato Audio + Quotes

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

NC State Head Coach Chuck Amato

Chuck Amato (5:43)

How would you describe your offense?
Inconsistent. I think Jay is playing at as good as you could ask with a new system. Look across the country when somebody brings in a new system. Even that great spread offense down at the University of Florida is struggling, at least that's what I read in the newspapers. But, you don't always believe what you read, but it sounds that way.

It takes a while. I think Jay's tackled it. In the last three years we haven't had the consistency in the offensive line to get that togetherness that an offensive line needs, the chemistry that they need because there are so many calls they make. Because that's where it all starts, it really does.

Can you talk about Jay's performance against Clemson last year and how he has developed since then?
Well, you know last year against Clemson he brought us at the end of the game... we had I think it was first-and-goal or first at the nine or eleven. We had four shots to win it and he's the guy who got us down there. He's the guy that threw two touchdown passes in three plays at the end of the first half to Dunlap, and they were both called back.

He's just so much better this year than last year because he's got those eleven games under his belt and now he's got four more under his belt.

I think one of the biggest things is the fact that he doesn't have Philip's name hanging over him. That's not an easy name to hang over you... everybody comparing him to the best football player to ever play here.


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