The Wolfpacker

July 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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2012 FOOTBALL PREVIEW BY MATT CARTER line with four players with past starting experience. Three running backs also return, along T with fifth-year senior wide receiver Tobais Palmer and a group of tight ends that are ready to step into the starting lineup. NC State's potent offense averaged 28.2 points per game in 2011, but exploded down the stretch over its last three games to finish 8-5. The Wolfpack averaged 41.3 points per game in those final three con- tests, including the thrilling 56-41 come- back victory over Maryland in the regular- season finale to become bowl eligible. NCSU averaged 104.8 rushing yards and 240.0 passing yards per game last season, and the Pack allowed 33 sacks and turned the football over 25 times. The Wolfpacker sat down with NC State offensive coordina- tor Dana Bile for an exclusive interview, and here are the highlights. senior quarterback Mike Glennon? "His command, his presence, just the What improvements have you seen from way he handles himself in all aspects — on the field, in the locker room and in the meeting rooms. It is evident that he has set the bar high for himself." bility because he's entering his second year as a starter? "Certainly, by the time you are in your fifth year [of college], you grow to where he's doing things that other guys aren't do- ing just because of where he is, experience- wise." as redshirt sophomore Tyler Brosius and freshman Manny Stocker, been progress- ing? "They'll do a good job, and they are at different levels as far as their development. It's a great opportunity on game day being on their own out there. You can't put them in a better situation." formed a nice one-two punch last year. What are your thoughts on the running backs? "You can throw Brandon [Barnes] in James Washington and Tony Creecy there also and it's a very competitive situ- ation. It started back in January when the offseason program started from the get-go. No one is conceding anything. "I see the other guys believing they can 28 ■ THE WOLFPACKER How have the backup quarterbacks, such Do you give Glennon any extra responsi- he NC State offense will be built around star fifth-year senior quar- terback Mike Glennon, who will be able to operate behind an offensive Bible directed a Wolfpack offense that averaged 28.2 points per game last season. PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN Coordinator Dana Bible Has A Mix Of Veterans And Youth On Offense Pieces In PLACE be the guy. It's what you hope for at every position. It's genuine legitimate competi- tion." position bring out the best in each of them? "That would be a great way to express it. Does having a competitive running backs The running backs position, talking about the halfback position, is very competitive. We feel like that will translate into a very productive position." At fullback, Taylor Gentry had been a nice option for you. How did it help that redshirt

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