NC State QB Brissett ready to chase expectations
Posted April 7, 2014
Updated April 8, 2014
When it comes to expectations, NC State's No. 12 has a ton.
"I hope we are good," said Wolfpack quarterback Jacoby Brissett. "I am just going to go out there and do my best."
Brissett will be the starting quarterback at NC State this season. He spent last year sitting out after transferring to Raleigh from the University of Florida.
"It was a tough season in general, to be around and see things go the way they shouldn't have," said Brissett. "It was tough to watch."
As Brissett watched his team fail to win a conference game, Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren consistently made reference to the future when he could give the keys to the highly thought of transfer.
"It's been three years since I played a full season. I can't wait to get out there and take that first hit and get it out of the way," said Brissett.
Unable to play last season, Brissett ran the scout team for NC State.
"Being able to just learn the offense. Sit back and not go out there and make those first year mistakes," Brissett said.
Because of NCAA rules, he wasn't allowed to travel with the team for road games, so the quarterback paid his own way and drove himself.
"It was a great opportunity for the players to see I bought into the process of being part of the team," said Brissett. "Even though I couldn't play, I still was part of the team, win or lose."
[Dave Doeren] presented a great opportunity to come to a place that was losing a senior quarterback. It was a great fit."
And now, after a year of waiting, Brissett gets a chance to prove it.