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    EDITOR'S NOTE: Throughout the 2009 football season, NC State head coach Tom O'Brien will share his thoughts about the Wolfpack following practice. The brief but informative interviews will be available soon after practice ends. Check back on this page for the frequent updates.


    Tuesday, August 18 - Tom O'Brien shares his thoughts on the third scrimmage of the fall.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from Tuesday, August 18, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of the article.


    Saturday, August 15 - In today's exclusive audio clip, Tom O'Brien comments on how the team looks after a day off, and how practices differ during two-a-days.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from Saturday, August 15, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of the article.


    Tuesday, August 11 - In today's exclusive audio clip, Tom O'Brien talks about Russell Wilson, while commenting on the importance of special teams.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from Tuesday, August 11, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of this article.


    Sunday, August 9 - Official Scrimmage Stats:

    Team Rushing
    27 rushes, for 103 yards

    Team Passing (Mike Glennon and Russell Wilson)
    20-of-31 168 yards, 1 TD and 3 INT

    Punting
    Jeff Ruiz, 2-62
    Chris Ward, 2-97

    Defensive Notables
    Rashard Smith - 77 yard interception return for touchdown

    Koyal George - 32 yard interception return

    C.J. Wilson - Interception in the endzone

    Sterling Lucas - 5 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss

    J.R. Sweezy - 6 tackles, 3 tackles-for-loss, 2 sacks, 1 QB pressure, 1 PBU

    Sylvester Crawford - 3 tackles, 3 tackles-for-loss, 1 sack

    Tom O'Brien shares his thoughts about the first scrimmage of the fall.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from Sunday, August 9, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of this article.


    Saturday, August 8 - In today's exclusive audio clip, Tom O'Brien talks about what changes for two-a-day practices, and what he's looking for out of tomorrow's scrimmage.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from Saturday, August 8, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of this article.


    Thursday, August 6 - The team continued to work in shoulder pads today and spent extensive time running 11 on 11 drills to close practice before some daily conditioning. During the last set of drills, safety Bobby Floyd made an impact with a hard hit on a blocker during a run play, getting yells of support and joy from the players and coaches alike for the loud smack.

    Earlier, during goaline drills, redshirt freshman quarterback Mike Glennon found Jarvis Williams for a touchdown on a textbook route from Williams to the corner of the endzone. Returning starter and redshirt sophomore Russell Wilson also made some great throws as is usual, especially on a rollout to Owen Spencer down the right sideline for a good gain.

    In today's exclusive audio clip, Tom O'Brien talks about what the team has been working on during practice, while commenting about the improvements in the team during the second day in pads.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from Thursday, August 6, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of this article.


    Tuesday, August 4 - Tom O'Brien shares his thoughts on student-athletes being put on watch lists for national awards. He also talks about how the freshmen are adapting with the help of the seniors. Practice had a thunderstorm delay for the second straight day, but the team continued to practice hard after the storm passed.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from Tuesday, August 4, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of this article.


    Monday, August 3 - NC State's first day of football practice began with a burst of energy and ended with a big bang - in more than one way. The practice was open to media, and more than 20 members of the print, radio, internet and TV media were in attendance.

    Players broke into position groups for individual drills at the start of practice, as all of the first-year players got their first taste of a typical NC State practice - although without full pads yet per NCAA rules.

    After individual drills and stretch, the players went through 18 full periods before distant lightning and thunder drew closer and closer.

    The players were called up to take shelter as the rain started to fall. After 20 minutes of rain, thunder and lightning that had the players, media and staff jumping, practice was finally ended early for the day. The field was covered in pools of rain, in addition to the dangerous storms.

    Former Wolfpack quarterback Jamie Barnette was at practice and visited with some of the staff from his time at NC State, and also got a chance to talk with and chat briefly with Russell Wilson.

    Click here for exclusive GoPack.com audio from the opening day of practice, or for the full archive check out the links at the top of the page.

     


     

     

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