Media Day: Wolfpack Players

Raleigh, N.C. -- NC State players met with the media today to discuss the upcoming season. Here is audio and quotes from several players with the opening game against South Carolina just weeks away.

Daniel Evans

"I'm going to rely on [my experience] pretty heavily. I think it's one of my assets that I can bring to the table. Hopefully they can make it work for me on the field."

"Personally I don't really care about me doing well. I know that if I'm the starting quarterback, me doing well means my team is doing well."

"I care a lot about the university, and I care a lot about this football program since I was a little kid."

Mike Glennon

"I think it's a big advantage I had. Not many quarterbacks in high school are under center anymore... more of a spread offense. In high school, I was pro-style and under center all the time. The transition, I wouldn't say has been easy, but I think it's been easier for me than it would be a lot of high school quarterbacks."

"It's exciting... it's a dream of mine. It's not a dream come true yet, but it's one step closer... to be up there. I'm not there yet by any means, but to be close, it's definitely something special."

"You've got to be ready to play in any circumstances."

"My body is probably not big enough yet, but it's all about mental toughness. I think I can take the hits."

Russell Wilson

"We're moving on. We're getting ready for the season."

"I feel good about my chances. I've been working hard everyday. That's the main thing. Everybody on the team has been working hard, the rest of the quarterbacks as well."

"Coach knows what he's doing... whatever the decision is, we're going to be ready for it and move on."

"God made me this way for reason. I may not be the tallest quarterback in the world, but God made me this way for a reason."

"I feel like I've got certain talents and I use them to the best of my abilities."

Willie Young

"I think the key to apply pressure is knowing how to blitz. Timing of it... it's not so much if you're a ten-star athlete or something like that. It doesn't take a superstar to create pressure."

"This year, since the start of camp, we've made so much improvement."

"We're swarming to the ball."

Geron James

"Any quarterback throwing to you, the ball is in the air and you've got to go get it. There's competition between the quarterbacks, competition between the wide receivers, and competition between the line."

"No matter what, we're smiling."

"I was very immature. Now that I'm back in the situation I am, I feel like I've matured a lot more. I just feel so much better being back in this situation."

"We had a meeting yesterday with the wide receivers and we're coming together. We're figuring out what we've got to do to get this offense up and running."

Toney Baker

"We've just got to take it one game at a time."

"We've just got to take it slow."

"We're catching on to what his goals are, what he wants us to achieve, and how to run his program."

Anthony Hill

"I'm beyond ready to go."

"It's definitely tough because you think you're about to have this great season... I definitely understand what [Donald Bowens] is going through."

"I got to sit back and study the program."

Jamelle Eugene

"It's an opportunity for a guy to step up."

"It's a part of football. It's a part of the game."

"They are great talents. Curt [Underwood] got a lot of experience last year. He stepped in and I can already tell that he's a better player than he was last year. That's scary for defenses. [Brandon] Barnes, he's a top prospect coming in and he showed it throughout camp. He's going to be a great player for us."

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