NC State

Doeren: QB decision coming on game day

Posted August 21, 2013
Updated August 22, 2013

— This time of the year it's not easy to drag N.C. State head football coach Dave Doeren away from his pigskin headquarters.

"Ten days away, I'm in it," said Doeren. "Just to be away from the office right now is tough, I'm still thinking about it."

N.C. State's new coach is taking a brief timeout from strategizing to meet-and-greet a crowded house at the Raleigh Sports Club. 

There was a lot of Q-and-A from scheduling to Doeren's depth chart, and in particular running back Shadrach Thornton, who is due in court Thursday on a misdemeanor assault charge.

"He's learned a hard lesson," said Doeren. "He's grown up a lot, and I'm looking forward to seeing him after game one. Sometimes you need to heart-punch somebody to get them to go where they need to go, and I think that's what happened in his case."

There is still one position that is privileged information.  

"I will tell you this, I'm not going to tell you who our quarterback is," Doeren said to laughs. "Don't even waste your time on that one."

Doeren, though, did not get out without divulging some game day information. 

"Both will play, how much and who's up first, I'm going to leave that until game day," Doeren said, referring to the battle between quarterbacks Pete Thomas and Brandon Mitchell.

"I don't see why we'd want anyone to know who we're playing until we have to. All I ask is this, be meaner to their quarterback than ours eight times, alright?"

The Sports Club audience, like the rest of Pack fans, must wait until the Aug. 31 to find the answer to State's $64,000 dollar question.

17 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Carameltoe Aug 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Also, and I think another poster mentioned earlier, why would he play his hand with the first game less than two weeks away. Don't give LaTech a chance to prepare for anyone specifically. Use the lack of game film on us as an advantage as long as you can.

    I would expect to see both guys get snaps regardless of who starts. I expect that because coach said that he's going to do that

  • Barely Aug 22, 2013

    Why would Doeren handcuff himself by commiting to one QB when none are proven in game situations. Seems to me he is in a great position to control the situation rather that having to start someone who has been playing for a few years but isn't up to par.

  • StunGunn Aug 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Yeah - just ask PJ "Harrison".

  • eYore Aug 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Oh, most folks call 'em "tudors".

  • doser Aug 22, 2013

    Learned that spelling from a UNC tutor!

  • sportznut.V2 Aug 22, 2013

    ^^^^No on filed completion on the filed at UNC and no completion in the class room

    hmmmm

  • doser Aug 22, 2013

    Hood looked at the Running back depth at ND no Senior Running Backs, 1 4 star Jr, 2 4 star sophs, 1 4 star freshman 1 5 star freshman Nothing near that competition at UNC taking the road of least resistance. No doubt he would be redshirted next year at ND, and still have a hard time getting on the field.
    No on filed completion on the filed at UNC and no completion in the class room

  • Carameltoe Aug 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    No football program in the history of college sports has ever done less with more than UNC. If Hood decides to go to school there, the only thing he'll have to look forward to is not having to go to class and a free car.

  • Carameltoe Aug 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Elaborate.

  • KT is risen Aug 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    You'll have to forgive libertard. Swahili is his native language.

More...

 

 

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Big Ten: Wisconsin at Minnesota

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Dallas at Portland

    Tonight at 9:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Minnesota

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
TEMPL
7:30pm Tonight
NCCU
NCAT
 
1:05pm Today
DET
ATL
 
1:05pm Today
TAM
BAL
 
1:05pm Today
PIT
NYY
 
1:05pm Today
HOU
PHI
 
1:05pm Today
MIA
STL
 
3:05pm Today
SFG
CHC
 
3:05pm Today
CIN
CLE
 
3:05pm Today
CWS
LOS
 
3:05pm Today
ANA
MIL
 
3:05pm Today
CHC
OAK
 
3:05pm Today
SEA
SDP
 
3:05pm Today
KAN
TEX
 
3:10pm Today
ARI
COL
 
5:05pm Tonight
WAS
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIN
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
POR
DAL
4:00pm Today
MDES
MRGST
 
5:00pm Tonight
SIENA
NIAG
7:00pm Tonight
LEH
AMER
 
7:00pm Tonight
SCAR
ARK
7:00pm Tonight
LAF
BU
 
7:00pm Tonight
PETE
FAIR
7:00pm Tonight
BUCK
HC
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNF
LIP
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENNM
MORE
7:00pm Tonight
COL
NAVY
 
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
TEMPL
7:00pm Tonight
FATL
UAB
7:00pm Tonight
FLGC
USCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHAR
WKENT
7:00pm Tonight
MINN
WISC
7:05pm Tonight
MIZST
SILL
7:30pm Tonight
COPST
DELST
 
7:30pm Tonight
FIU
MTST
7:30pm Tonight
HAMP
NORST
 
7:30pm Tonight
NCCU
NCAT
 
7:30pm Tonight
COOK
SCST
 
7:30pm Tonight
APP
TXST
 
7:30pm Tonight
GSOUT
TXARL
 
8:00pm Tonight
LAMON
UGST
 
8:00pm Tonight
ODU
MARS
8:00pm Tonight
TXSA
RICE
8:00pm Tonight
FAM
SAV
 
8:00pm Tonight
LATU
SMISS
8:15pm Tonight
LALAF
ARKLR
 
8:30pm Tonight
JST
ALAAM
 
8:30pm Tonight
GRAM
ALAST
 
8:30pm Tonight
TXSOU
ALCOR
 
8:30pm Tonight
NICST
CARK
 
8:30pm Tonight
TAMCC
HOUB
 
8:30pm Tonight
NARZ
PORST
 
8:30pm Tonight
LAM
SHSU
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARKST
SALA
 
8:30pm Tonight
PVU
SOUTH
 
8:45pm Tonight
NO
SELA
 
9:00pm Tonight
INCWORD
ABCHRIST
 
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU
ARKPB
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARZ
CAL
9:00pm Tonight
WASH
COL
9:00pm Tonight
BEL
EILL
9:00pm Tonight
WEBER
IDAHO
 
9:00pm Tonight
QUIN
MAR
9:00pm Tonight
UCONN
MEM
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
UNT
9:00pm Tonight
STEPH
NWST
 
9:00pm Tonight
SUTAH
SACST
 
9:00pm Tonight
DAVID
VCU
9:05pm Tonight
IDST
EWASH
 
9:35pm Tonight
DRAK
BRAD
10:00pm Tonight
LBSU
CSNO
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCI
CSFU
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCD
UCR
 
11:00pm Tonight
ARST
STAN
11:00pm Tonight
WASU
UTAH
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
CAL
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
MIN
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
STL
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
DAL
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
NYI
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
VAN
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
MON