Web Run: Defense a concern for Pack

Chuck Amato calls it old news that three N.C. State defensive linemen were selected in the first round of last April's NFL Draft. Mario Williams, Manny Lawson and John McCargo are no longer in Raleigh, and the Wolfpack must move on, Amato and the players say. Also gone are elite defenders Stephen Tulloch, Oliver Hoyte and Marcus Hudson.

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"They got their brains beat in on the goal line. We've won too many games with goal-line defense. If you don't do it, you're going to get your butt beat." - Chuck Amato after a series of disappointing goal line stands in the latest scrimmage



Defense a concern for Pack
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer
Chuck Amato calls it old news that three N.C. State defensive linemen were selected in the first round of last April's NFL Draft. Mario Williams, Manny Lawson and John McCargo are no longer in Raleigh, and the Wolfpack must move on, Amato and the players say. Also gone are elite defenders Stephen Tulloch, Oliver Hoyte and Marcus Hudson. But they aren't forgotten and won't be until State proves it can win with its revamped defense. "The draft was the draft, the season was the season," senior cornerback A.J. Davis said. "There's a lot more that goes into it than (six) players … We have talent, and we'll get it done." Read More

Eugene shines for Wolfpack
A.J. Carr * News & Observer
The redshirt freshman can play, will play, and could be a versatile playmaker as a reserve running back for N.C. State this season. With starter Toney Baker held out of Saturday's closed scrimmage because of a slight ankle ailment, Eugene rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries and caught four passes for 72 more. "He's multi-dimensional, fast, powerful and can catch the ball really well,'' quarterback Marcus Stone said. Coach Chuck Amato called Eugene a "really good back" who flashed promise last spring, when he was voted top offensive newcomer. Read More



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Eugene shines for Wolfpack
A.J. Carr * News & Observer

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Jim Young * News-Record

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Lenox Rawlings * Winston-Salem Journal

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Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer

Wolfpack plays its final scrimmage
Jack Daly * The Herald-Sun

Defense a concern for Pack
Andrew Jones * Star-News

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Tony Haynes * GoPack.com


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Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer


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