Web Run: O'Brien molding Pack in his image

Rebuilding a troubled college football program is kind of like breaking a horse. You impose your will on the bronco, letting it know your way is the best way.

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(As Of September 20)
ATLANTIC DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Boston College 3-0 1.000 3-0 1.000
Clemson 1-0 1.000 3-0 1.000
Maryland 0-0 .000 2-1 .667
Florida State 0-1 .000 2-1 .667
NC State 0-1 .000 1-2 .333
Wake Forest 0-1 .000 1-2 .333
COASTAL DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Virginia 2-0 1.000 2-1 .667
Miami 0-0 .000 3-1 .750
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 2-1 .667
Georgia Tech 0-1 .000 2-1 .667
Duke 0-1 .000 1-2 .333
North Carolina 0-1 .000 1-2 .333



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"I hope his track record doesn't start this week. Every indication is that he'll be successful. That's all he's ever been." - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden on Tom O'Brien's history of success



O'Brien tries to mold Wolfpack in his image
Greg Wallace * The Independent
Rebuilding a troubled college football program is kind of like breaking a horse. You impose your will on the bronco, letting it know your way is the best way. It fights back, and you push harder. Eventually, you gain control. Right now, Tom O'Brien is hanging on for dear life. His N.C. State predecessor Chuck Amato left behind a cocky, undisciplined group badly needing structure. And O'Brien — a military man and U.S. Naval Academy graduate — is trying to give it to them. Read More

N.C. State looks to use coach as weapon vs. run
Bob Sutton * Times-News
North Carolina State could hold a trump card when Clemson visits Saturday afternoon. His name is Mike Archer. Archer is in his first season as defensive coordinator. In his last game last year, he directed Kentucky's defense as the Wildcats defeated Clemson in the Music City Bowl. Read More



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O'Brien tries to mold Wolfpack in his image
Greg Wallace * The Independent

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