Just days before USC and NC State face off in the season opener in Raleigh the trash talk has been elevated to mid-season form. Wolfpack senior defensive end Willie Young provided some quintessential bulletin board material today.
Apparently Mr. Young isn’t too impressed with Steve Spurrier’s coaching prowess and is even less impressed with Gamecock quarterback Stephen Garcia. He also made sure to take a few shots at USC tight end Weslye Saunders. In Young’s defense Saunders did lob the first shot a few weeks ago when he talked about getting a 15-yard celebration penalty if he scored a touchdown against the Pack.
Here are some of the highlights of Young’s comments:
He answered “No,” when asked whether Steve Spurrier is an offensive genius.
Young’s thoughts on Garcia’s mobility: “Until he hurts us, I’m not worried about him. It’s as simple as that. Until he starts to hurt us, he can stand back there and juke and jive all he wants to. But until he hurts us, he has no effect on my pass rush or anything I intend to do.”
And Young made sure to let Saunders know that he and his teammates are well aware of the comments Saunders made earlier: “He just talked himself into the biggest MA (missed assignment) possible. I’ll just put it like that. That leads to nothing but mistakes. I think he’s trying to draw attention to himself. … Because I know, me and my goons, we ain’t seeing it.”
We will find out Thursday night who gets the last word.