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An eight-game losing streak hasn't punctured N.C. State's inflated sense of self worth.

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(As Of September 3)
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Boston College 1-0 1.000 1-0 1.000
Clemson 1-0 1.000 1-0 1.000
Maryland 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
NC State 0-0 .000 0-1 .000
Florida State 0-1 .000 0-1 .000
Wake Forest 0-1 .000 0-1 .000
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Miami 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
North Carolina 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Duke 0-0 .000 0-1 .000
Virginia 0-0 .000 0-1 .000

"They're not as good as they think they are. A lot of these guys have an over-inflated image of who and what they are. Now whether they thought they could roll their helmets out there and just win the football game on Saturday, they certainly couldn't do that in the first half. With the limited ability that's here, they have to play hard and they have to play smart every game. If they don't, then we're going to have the same result week in and week out." - NC State coach O'Brien

O'Brien calls out Wolfpack for 'over-inflated image'
Jack Daly * The Herald-Sun
An eight-game losing streak hasn't punctured N.C. State's inflated sense of self worth. And that's starting to annoy Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien. Two days after Central Florida dominated N.C. State for 30 minutes en route to a 25-23 victory, O'Brien took issue with the attitude of his team. Read More

New State basketball staff has success in recruiting
Dan Wiederer * The Fayetteville Observer
Individual workouts for the upcoming basketball season began at N.C. State last week. And the Wolfpack coaches couldn't wait to unwrap their newest and most exciting toy. New in Raleigh! Freshman big man J.J. Hickson, a 6-foot-9 beast with superhero power! "J.J. is almost unconscionably strong," State assistant coach Pete Strickland said. "He'll turn, guys will get wedged out of the way and he'll look like, ‘What happened there? I did that?' He's just a thick, strong guy and very, very skilled. And there's some strength there that he's not aware of." Read More

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