RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- There are few distractions for North Carolina State to deal with these days. All the Wolfpack have to worry about is their bowl game, and that's just how linebacker Audie Cole likes it.
Cole said Monday that N.C. State can "just kind of show up and play football."
That's certainly not the case for the Wolfpack's opponent in the Champs Sports Bowl. Nearly all of the talk at No. 22 West Virginia (9-3) is about the coaching changes that were made public last week and will take effect next season.
The only lingering issue for N.C. State (8-4) is whether this will be the final football game for quarterback Russell Wilson, who also plays baseball. That question has been around all season, and coach Tom O'Brien says the answer won't come until after the game.