Web Run: Amato wants bruising style for Pack

If there's one attribute N.C. State coach Chuck Amato wants in a football player, it's toughness. Yes, Amato wants speed and skill, and players who use their heads. He expects leadership from his seniors.

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"That thing you've got right there, rip it up and throw it away." - Chuck Amato referring to the ever changing depth chart



Amato wants bruising style for Pack
Chip Alexander * News & Observer
If there's one attribute N.C. State coach Chuck Amato wants in a football player, it's toughness. Yes, Amato wants speed and skill, and players who use their heads. He expects leadership from his seniors. But toughness? Amato can't get enough of it. "Football is a tough game and you've got to like it," Amato said Thursday. "I like people that break face masks. I told our guys if anybody can break a face mask, you don't have to do any gassers the rest of the year." Read More

Pack issues depth chart -- in pencil
Jim Young * News-Record
N.C. State released its first depth chart Thursday. In theory, it's the lineup the Wolfpack will use when it opens the season Sept. 2 against Appalachian State. In reality? "That thing you've got right there, rip it up and throw it away," said coach Chuck Amato, referring to the depth charts. There are several places, like defensive end and -- surprisingly -- safety, where position battles are still being waged. "I kind of like that right now because what it does do is, it makes them practice," Amato said. "It makes them accountable." Read More



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