The Wolfpacker

March 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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season per transfer rules. He was second among Buffaloes as a sophomore in 2010 with nine tackles for loss and five sacks. Both could play defensive end or tackle next season. During the open bowl prac- tices, West was lining up at defensive tackle. What impact will Corey Edmond have? After five years as strength and condi- tioning coordinator at NC State, Todd Rice moved on this offseason, landing a similar job at Pittsburgh. During his tenure in Ra- leigh, Rice emphasized flexibility, but the Pack had little luck avoiding injuries. Sometimes a fresh face to mix it up can be a good thing for a football team. Re- placing Rice is Corey Edmond, a former linebacker at State best known for a crucial sack of Southern Miss quarterback Brett Favre in the Wolfpack's 1990 All-American Bowl victory. Edmond has spent the past eight sea- sons heading up Arizona's strength and conditioning program, and before that he spent four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oklahoma where he was on the staff when the Sooners won the national title in 2000. Edmond has said that the strength coach needs to be the heartbeat of the team. This spring will be the first test of how well his program has been implemented thus far. ■ Rising redshirt junior Darryl Cato-Bishop started nine games at defensive end last fall, and he produced 26 tackles, five sacks and 13 quarterback hurries. PHOTO BY ERIC LUSK E. JOHN PIASKI, CPA, PA Certified Public Accountant u NCSU Graduate • • • • Recipient of 1991-1992 Wolfpack Club Representative Director's Award • Tax Return Preparation: Out- of-State Returns & Prior Year Returns IRS Representation Accounting/ Bookkeeping Tax Planning/ Consultation • • • • Small Business Tax Work Payroll Services Estates 30 Years of Service Corporate, Partnership and Individual 1100 Logger Court G-101, Raleigh, NC 27609 In North Raleigh off Falls of Neuse Road American Institute of CPAs North Carolina Member: Association of CPAs I AM ON YOUR SIDE! (919) 878-0530 MARCH 2012 ■ 49

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