NC State coach Tom O’Brien was the final coach to roll into the radio room here at the ACC Kickoff. Be that as it may, O’Brien is the first coach USC will face this season and Clemson too will have a crucial game with the Wolfpack in Raleigh this season.
NC State finished with a 6-7 record last season but the finished the year as one of the hottest teams in the ACC. The Pack was 4-4 in the conference last season. They return seven starters on offense. That includes All-ACC quarterback Russell Wilson. Perhaps some of the most surprising news from O’Brien was his announcement that Mike Glennon will also see some action against USC in the opener. O’Brien is aware that Wilson has had some issues with injuries so he wants to get Glennon ready to play right away. Remember, it was last year against USC that Wilson was knocked out of the game with a concussion. Still, I wouldn’t expect more than a series or two from Glennon in the opener.
We will find out on the Thursday night September 3rd opener between the Pack and the Gamecocks. And Clemson will get its shot at State in the Textile Bowl on November 14th.
AUDIO: Tom O’Brien (8:04)