O'Brien Shaking Up Wolfpack's Defense

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State is shaking up its defense after last weekend's loss at Wake Forest.

Coach Tom O'Brien said Monday that redshirt freshman Terrell Manning will likely start this week against Duke at the linebacker spot held by Dwayne Maddox. In addition, the secondary that gave up 361 yards passing could have four new starters against the Blue Devils.

The depth chart shows former safety Justin Byers starting over Koyal George at one cornerback, while recent starter DeAndre Morgan or C.J. Wilson likely to start at the other corner. In addition, Bobby Floyd and Clem Johnson are likely to start at safety over Earl Wolff and Brandan Bishop.

Statistically, the Wolfpack (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) lead the ACC in total defense.

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