Monday PC: John McCargo

RALEIGH, NC -- NC State junior John McCargo met with the media today to discuss the game against Wake Forest.

Defensive Tackle John McCargo

John McCargo Audio (14:15)

"I have confidence in everybody I play beside and they ave confidence in me. We still think we're a great defensive front. A lot of people have been noticing us more because of last season, but last season is in the past. The only thing we can do is go out there and play hard and play capable of how we can play. I think we have a lot more potential to play better and hopefully we can show what we can do against Wake Forest."

"We feel that we're way better than our record shows. Losing at home hurts more than anything."

"We're just taking it one practice at a time and trying to focus on the game ahead."

"Yea, I heard the booing. I don't think it's right for the fans to boo. Your home team in your home stadium? Like I said, unfortunately some people win and some people lose, and we haven't had a winning season this year. We go out to practice everyday and we practice hard... we practice to win. So, when we come in here and get booed for whatever it hurts us along with the coaches because this is our home stadium. To get booed in your home stadium just isn't right."

"Basically coach Stroud, my defensive line coach. He's a great coach. We go out there and practice hard everyday. He teaches us new techniques and things we can use in the game to help us get free in the backfield and put pressure on people. Basically my success, it's [because of] coach... he teaches us great techniques and things to help us in the game. I just go out there and try to do what I'm coached to do, and hopefully I can make a couple of plays."

"I think we definitely play a lot better when the fans are pumped up... screaming and excited. It's not going to make us play worse if they are booing, but it will make us play a lot more better if they are excited and behind us instead of booing or saying whatever on the sidelines.

"If we were 6-0, who would be booing? Would anybody be booing if we were 6-0?

"We come out here everyday. We practice hard not to make mistakes, and unfortunately the world is not perfect. We are going to make mistakes. I don't think anybody should get booed... definitely not in our home stadium by fans that we need to support us... getting up to leave in the third quarter. I don't think that's right."

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