Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 3/8/13
2012 record: 7-6 overall, 4-4 ACC Spring Practice opens: March 19 Spring game date: April 20 2012 in review: Wolfpack coach Tom OBrien said last falls group would be his best team in six seasons at N.C. State, but it wasnt. It was another underachieving group that won a game it shouldnt have (over Florida State) and lost a couple it shouldnt have (Tennessee and Virginia). It was the same old story, which was a shame for QB Mike Glennon, who had a terrific season despite having no pro-caliber receivers to throw to. N.C. States vaunted secondary wasnt so spectacular, either. So it came to little surprise that OBrien was fired after the season. Biggest hole to fill: No matter what kind of offense new coach Dave Doeren runs, its highly unlikely the Wolfpack will get the caliber of play at quarterback that Mike Glennon gave it the last two years, especially this past season. Glennon completed 66 percent of his pass attempts for 4,031 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2012 and for his career as a two-year starter totaled 7,411 yards and 63 touchdowns. Whether the new signal caller is already on campusfreshman Manny Stocker, Colorado State transfer Pete Thomasreplacing Glennon is a significant task. Thomas, a two-year starter for the Rams, who passed for 4,269 yards and 18 scores, may have the edge when spring practice opens. Watch out for: Senior cornerback Dontae Johnson isnt exactly going to come from out of nowhere this season. He registered 70 tackles a year ago including a sack and broke up eight passes, deflected eight more, forced a fumble and had two quarterback hurries. But with Juston Burris on the other corner, Johnson may get targeted more, so expect him to pick off some passessomething he didnt do a year agoand turn in a good enough season that the only concern in the secondary for the Wolfpack will be at safety.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

U.S. Senator “appalled” by Bettman’s stance on concussions

Team USA’s Opening Ceremony uniforms look a little treasonous

Lawyer who reps concussion lawsuit wants to speak with Bettman

Former NFL LB Armstrong, wife reportedly killed by 16-year-old son

Tyler Eifert says he will never play in the Pro Bowl again


Australian athletes evacuate the Olympic village after fire

Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

Wade says Riley did not push him out of Miami

Nationals among multiple teams inquiring on Mark Melancon

McClain does not show up for Cowboys’ training camp

Andre Johnson agrees to two-year deal with Titans

Matt Cullen’s family eats cereal out of the Stanley Cup

Texas A&M suspends coaches for sexist slideshow

10 most dangerous college football defenders in 2016

Is it time to start taking West Ham seriously?

Storyline from 'Ballers' plays out in Cowboys preseason camp

Texas A&M creates a very sexist version of their fight song for women

Brown, Marshall are apparently serious about their car bet

Lacy, Starks could split carries to start season

Cyborg Santos post-surgery skull photos are eerie

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Hockey team unveils Clinton, Trump bobbleheads

Bennett compares chemistry with Pats QBs to his love life

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker