NC State

Doeren looks for competition, retention as camp opens

Posted August 2, 2014

— Two buzzwords mark the beginning of year to for head coach Dave Doeren at NC State.

The first of those words is retention.

“You can see, where we left off in the spring,” said Doeren “some of the guys really grabbed on to what they needed to work on in the summer and came out here with a great attitude.

“We were able to hit the ground running,” said cornerback Juston Burris. “We’ve been through enough practices now to know what we’re going to do. We come out and we’re in period seven, everyone can come out and know where we need to go and we can do it at a fast rate.”

The second word: competition.

“It just goes back to that depth, how many good guys we have now and that’s going to push everybody to be better,” Burris said. “If you have one bad day, you might be down on the depth chart.

Competition drives most people to be better, and Doeren is hoping it will do the same for his players.

“We have some serious competitions at various positions,” Doeren said. “I want to see how guys handle a good practice and a bad practice and how they bounce back and recover. You build the chemistry of your team during two-a-days. If we’re not competing with passion, we’ve got a problem.”

“If you fear away from competition, you’re never going to get better,” Burris noted. “If you ever want to make it to the next level, there’s guys coming to take your job every year.”

Under center is one of the few spots lacking competition. That’s just fine by coach Doeren.

Jacoby Brissett, the sure-fire starter come August 30, will have had a 651-day hiatus between meaningful snaps.

That’s enough time elapsed to make Brissett almost unrecognizable to himself.

“Yesterday, I was watching a couple of games from Florida, and I don’t even look the same,” Brissett said with a smile. I feel like I was big then.

“I just lost a lot of little baby-fat,” he said. “I was just a young, 18-year-old, still eating whatever I wanted to.”

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  • Doc Holliday Aug 6, 2014

    Somebody needs a haircut.

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Aug 4, 2014

    Jacoby "Sure-fire" Brissett!

  • Tony Snark Aug 3, 2014

    Is that a girl trying out?

  • jmcdow2792 Aug 3, 2014

    It has been a long dry spell for information on our local teams. I hope this reporting on the camps continues and we get some feedback on a number of the players. I liked Bo Hines in the spring game. Hope to see him as a starter or regular player.

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