Tom O’Brien’s group experienced a lackluster season in 2009, in which the Wolfpack amassed a 5-7 record with some mysterious losses on the schedule. However, with their star quarterback returning from his minor league baseball stint, State fans have at least some hope of this being a successful year.
NC State only returns four starters on defense and seven on offense, so expect this to be a bit of a rebuilding year on the defensive side of the ball. The Pack will also have to find a new running back since Toney Baker decided not to pursue a granted extra year of eligibility. However, with Nate Irving returning at middle linebacker for the Pack, it may help the defense recover from losing most of its front seven.