Web Run: Amato's season of scrutiny begins

April 29 was the best day ever for N.C. State in the NFL draft, but in a way, it has come back to haunt the Wolfpack and coach Chuck Amato. Three N.C. State defensive linemen were drafted in the first round, including end Mario Williams, the first No. 1 pick from the ACC.

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"That's universal. In everything. In every sport. Even in sports writing. It's a universal thing. In midgets. In tee-ball. Everybody wants to win the championship." - Chuck Amato on the pressure to win



Amato's season of scrutiny begins
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer
April 29 was the best day ever for N.C. State in the NFL draft, but in a way, it has come back to haunt the Wolfpack and coach Chuck Amato. Three N.C. State defensive linemen were drafted in the first round, including end Mario Williams, the first No. 1 pick from the ACC. It was a stunning validation of N.C. State's recruiting and player development under Amato. But then folks started looking at the Wolfpack's record last season. Read More

Better state of affairs for Pack
Andrew Jones * Star-News
Leroy Harris and A.J. Davis don't like playing with their backs against the wall. The standout N.C. State Wolfpack football players don't care to repeat last season's desperation attempt at becoming bowl-eligible which eventually led to an invitation to the Meineke Car Care Bowl. The Wolfpack had to win four of its final five regular season games to qualify for the postseason after an ugly 2-4 start. The players intend to build on that strong finish, which also included a 14-0 win over South Florida in the Charlotte bowl game. Read More



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