O'Brien Brings NC State Team Home To Cincinnati

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Tom O'Brien is taking North Carolina State to his hometown of Cincinnati. The Wolfpack are bringing some new worries with them.

The consensus opinion before the season was that N.C. State's defense had to carry the team while new quarterback Mike Glennon and an inexperienced offense found their way.

Three games in, and it's the other way around.

The Wolfpack (2-1) likely will be without at least three defensive starters Thursday night when they visit the Cincinnati Bearcats. Linebacker Terrell Manning is having surgery on his left knee and was replaced by Dwayne Maddox on the depth chart.

O'Brien, one of five members of his coaching staff with ties to Cincinnati, said Monday that the rash of injuries means the coaches "are the Dutch boy, putting fingers in the dike."


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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    Well Raleigh people, if you want to watch real college football, then hop on 264 east and ride about 80-85 miles down 264 and you will see the best college football games and atmosphere in all of North Carolina.
  • by Chuck on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:27 PM
    Just finished watching NC State get whopped ny Cincinatti 44-14. Can't believe O'Brien & Yow let Russell Wilson get away. Don't think O'Brien can survive after this year. Thanks Wolfpack for losing. This loss is only the beginning of many more loses. Just wait till Better ACC Teams Like Fla State.Ga Tech, Clemson get there hands on Wolfpack.
  • by State Grad Location: ENC on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:17 PM
    O'Brien let his stubborness get the best of him by refusing to let Wilson compete for a job he held 3 years in a row. What was Wilson to do. If this is how O'Brien does things, it's time to turn to someone else...start looking right now!!!
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      by Chuck on Sep 23, 2011 at 09:15 AM in reply to State Grad
      Sorry, but O'Brien was not a good choice for NC State coach.He has never impressed me.Sure he has some sucesss At BC because of Matt Ryan. Same with Amato when he had Phillip Rivers. NC State has not been impressive in recent years because they have not had a really good coach. YOUR AD Yow?. Well i am not Going to Comment on her. NC State will never return to a great team unless they hire a "Top Notch" Coach & AD. This game should have Been 44-0.State got lucky on the 2 Touchdowns. Good luck in the future.Success will come when You Folks get rid of Football Coach & AD.:Then & Only then.
  • by Chuck on Sep 20, 2011 at 03:13 PM
    Their two wins don't mean Zap.Take a look at who NC State Played & Look at who ECU Played & Lost to.Then you decide who played strong teams & Who did not!! If NC State had played VA Tech & S.Carolina they would have been beat by more than ECU was. That is a fact.
  • by justfacts Location: gville on Sep 20, 2011 at 11:56 AM
    yea,but they already have two more wins than ecu!!!!!
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      by Chuck on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM in reply to justfacts
      "Let's Compare Apples To Apples". Sure Do ,But against Liberty & South Alabama who are Very Weak Teanms As Compared To Va Tech & S.Carolina. NC State should be ashamed to even play these teams .!!! ECU Was Ahead In Both S.Carolina & Va Tech Games & "Could Have & Should Have Won" Both . Turnovers by ECU Erased any chance to win.
  • by Chuck on Sep 19, 2011 at 03:35 PM
    Cincinnatti will whip the Wolfpuppies.You will see it happen. State is gonna lose a bunch of games this year & I am so glad. I Hate the Wolfpack period!!Debbie Yow is a joke.
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      by Chuck on Sep 23, 2011 at 09:21 AM in reply to Chuck
      I Predicted this loss on Sept.19.Seen above post.Many more losses will come & Very Few Wins. Wins over teams like South Alabama & Liberty ,& Maybe Central Michigan ain't gonna cut it. Duke Might Pull it off this year. Looks like State might win 4-5 games Including the 3 Creampuffs you play. NC State should be ashamed to even play them.
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