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Out of Left Field.... AP Raleigh NC: The North Carolina State University AD Debbie Yow called an impromptu press conference today to let the masses know that current Head Coach Tom Obrien was being let go and that little known 37 year old Matt York from Louisville KY would be finishing out the year as head coach. Not much is known about Coach York or his qualifications but you know that your number one blog for the Wolfpack will pull out all the punches to let you know WTF is going on...
Big Win In Debut! Raleigh NC: After what seemed like a roller coaster season Wolfpack fans have something to look forward to. Sitting at 5-6 with the new hire of an unknown coach in Matt York and coming off a loss to then #1 Maryland a bowl invite was on nobody's mind. The stadium was half full (or half empty as the pessimist in me likes to see things) a lot of the student body with finals coming up was nowhere to be seen. This team has been through a lot this season and to see the SR's play their last home game I thought the faithful would come out one last Saturday to at least see them off and catch a glimpse of the new coach and new system. After the 1st two series of the game I think most of the crowd was like "seen this done that" down 14 to nothing the wolfpack fought back for the 1st time all year. The team looked like a team that had a spine. They outscored the Deacons 26-0 over the next 2 and a half Qtrs. Leading the way was SR RB Tony Creecy who had 138 yards on the ground with one score. SR QB Tom Brosius had a good day throwing for 183 yards and 2 scores. The Wolfpack make the postseason with an invirte to El Paso Texas to take on the Hawaii Warriors.
A Win is A Win! El Paso TX: It seems the Wolfpack need that feeling of desperation before kicking it into gear. Under new coach Matt York NC State has fallen behind in each his games in charge. This team seems to take to the adversity and revel in it as in the last two game down 14 in both they battled back to win both games. Leading the way for the Pack was again SR RB Tony Creecy who rushed for over 180 yards and 1 score. SR WR Blair Underwood had 5 catches two of which went for scores. The D played well today as Hawaii scored once off a pick 6 and another time off a TO that gave the warriors the ball inside the 20. This game was not as close as the score seems. NC State turned the ball over 3 times all were turned into scores. The Pack end the season at 7-6 and with a lot of optimism for next year.
2015 Young Pups Coach Matt York capped off the 2015 class with a few surprises for Pack Nation. With such a short time to hold together a class let alone pick up some commits this coaching staff did an A+ job. The 2015 class ranked after it was all said and done 22nd in the nation. The star of the class was QB #13 in the nation Ricky Green. Green was a top 20 California Prep AA who led his HS team to a 5A State Title. Green was thought to be an Oklahoma lock for most of the season until a in home visit from coach York seemed to change his mind. In his ear for most of the year has been RB David Johnson the #13 rated RB in the land. Johnson is the speed where as RB Jermaine Bates is the bruiser. At 6'2" 225 lbs Bates is a load to bring down. To top off the backfield the Pack retain the services of FB Orlando Snyder who at 6'3" 245lbs is a load himself. On the defensive side of the ball the Pack picked up some one at each level. DE Dan Richards is the top star getter. Look out for LB Jonas Capps as he could work into some playing time with his talent. Again the Staff did a great job of bringing in talent late as they inked CB Clifton Stewart. Stewart was the top rated JUCO CB in the nation and will compete for playing time from the get go.
What to Expect in 2015
What A Debut!
Death Valley LA: The much anticipated debut of heralded Freshman QB Ricky Green did not disappoint. Most of the media thought that it wouldn't happen till the second half as it had been a tight battle for the starting spot since spring practice with SR Garrett Leatham. Leatham was thought to be handling the playbook better and a matchup with LSU in a stadium filled to the brim with 93000 people might seem like a lot to handle for a true freshman. Coach York made no doubt when Green was under center from the 1st snap. Leading the team down the field capping it off with a 5 yard pass to TE Dan Smith. Green made some mistakes (1 INT, 2 Fumbles) but overcame them to lead the team from 7 down in the 3rd and 3 down in the 4th. Green had the help of JR RB Shadrach Thornton who in his 1st start rushed for 127 yards and 1 score. Up next week the Pack have a trip to Houston for a matchup against the cougars.
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