Football practice begins this week and with it the annual unveiling of the true capabilities of the true freshmen. Nowhere is this winnowing of contributors more crucial to the season than NC State, where a highly touted recruiting class is expected to deliver an influx of immediate help at several skill positions.
Earlier this summer, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said he was worried about his team’s short bench and 3-point shooting. The Wolfpack got help on both fronts on Sunday with the commitment of Maverick Rowan.
If we learned anything about NFL running backs this off-season, it's that they are highly replaceable. That's how franchises seem to view them, at least, with the Dallas Cowboys allowing their single-season rushing leader, DeMarco Murray, to slip away to NFC East rival Philadelphia; San Francisco parting ways with offensive fixture Frank Gore, and Super Bowl champion New England bidding adieu to both Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley. On a grand scale, we witnessed a backfield in motion. Here, in alphabetical order, are the displaced dozen:
Former NC State star T.J. Warren, now with the Phoenix Suns, talks about the coming back to Raleigh and participating in the "Building a Stronger Raleigh Together” campaign. Warren and NBA veteran David West participated in a charity basketball game at Broughton High School in Raleigh Saturday August 1, 2015, to raise money for the "Building a Stronger Raleigh" campaign. Video by Jessika Morganemail@example.com