Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at www.PackPride.com.

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts.

On this edition of the position previews, Cory and Michael take a look at the loaded linebacker position. Just how good can this starting unit of Drake Thomas, Payton Wilson and Isaiah Moore be when healthy? Is this the most depth the Pack has ever had at the position? Who are some new names to know in the linebacker corps?


On this week's episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, Cory and James are joined live by incoming NC State WBB transfer Saniya Rivers. The Wilmington native talks about her growth last season with South Carolina, why she came to NC State, the importance of the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective, her recruitment by UNC and much more.

Michael Clark also joins the podcast in the second segment to preview fall camp starting on Wednesday. The guys break down what they'll be looking for on Day 1, where things stand at key positions like left tackle and running back and several other topics with one month left before the season opener.

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It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts.

In this episode, Cory and Michael take a deep dive into the defensive line. Can Cory Durden repeat as All-ACC? How big is the return of Savion Jackson? Will Davin Vann's versatility be a game changer in the pass rush? Who are the potential breakout stars in the trenches?


It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts.

On this episode, Michael and Cory take a look at the offensive line and potential question marks heading into the season. How important were the returns of Grant Gibson and Chandler Zavala? Has the Wolfpack figured out the left tackle spot? Can the Pack get more push for the running game? We cover it all on this podcast.


On the latest episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, Cory and James are joined by Chip Patterson of CBS Sports. Patterson gives his thoughts on NC State football this upcoming season, why he has the Pack winning nine games or more and where State and the ACC stand in the latest conference realignment talks.

Prior to Patterson joining the podcast, James and Cory also take a look back on the MLB Draft last week, which players have signed and the expectations for players like Eli Serrano and Michael Gupton joining the team.

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It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts.

On this episode, Michael and Cory take a look at the tight end position. Will Trent Pennix be able to replicate his production late in 2021 for an entire season? Can Christopher Toudle remain a huge red-zone target? Which young player will step up as a traditional tight end? We cover it all on this position preview!


After a hiatus for the summer, the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast is back from Amedeo's every Monday night! Cory and James were joined this week by special guest Kai Crutchfield to talk about life after basketball, how she's staying connected with the Pack of Wolves and take a look back on her time with Wes Moore and the program as a whole.

During the first portion of the show, James and Cory also recap the last month-plus for the Pack, including where State stands when it comes to conference realignment. We also look ahead to the ACC Kickoff on Wednesday as the Pack prepares to become the hunted in the Atlantic Division.

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It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts.

In today's episode, Cory and Michael preview the wide receivers heading into the 2022 season. Can Thayer Thomas and Devin Carter lead this unit after multiple years of consistent play? Will Porter Rooks have a breakout year in the slot? How much of an impact will Darryl Jones have? Between Anthony Smith, Julian Gray, Keyon Lesane and others on the roster, which young wideouts need to make a leap this season?


It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts.

In this episode, Michael and Cory take an in-depth look at the running back position. Can Jordan Houston and Demie Sumo-Karngbaye take the reins? How much of an impact will Michael Allen and Delbert Mimms have? Who are some other names to watch? We preview it all on this podcast!


It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts.

In the first episode, Michael and Cory break down the quarterbacks, starting of course with Devin Leary. How much better can Leary be this season? What are the realistic expectations for him? Who will take the reins in the backup QB battle? We have it all in this edition of the podcast!


The fireworks started early on the 4th of July for NC State fans, with the Wolfpack landing two of its top defensive targets in the 2023 class. In-state nickel Tamarcus Cooley jumped on board first, which was followed by Florida safety Daemon Fagan later in the evening.

Michael and Cory break down the two highly-touted defensive backs, where they fit in the 3-3-5 system, how important they are to the overall class and what their commitments mean for the rest of the class.


The NC State baseball season came to a shocking close less than one month ago, but the program is already looking forward to the 2023 season. One of the main reasons for that is the potential return of Sam Highfill, the Wolfpack's expected ace who missed more than half the 2022 season due to a back injury.

Highfill joined Cory to talk about joining the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective, his NIL opportunities, not being able to play at the end of the 2022 season, the chances he returns one more year and more!


In this edition of the Pack Pride Podcast, Cory is joined by 247Sports college football analyst and co-host of The Block podcast Blake Brockermeyer. The former Texas and Carolina Panthers offensive lineman discusses his thoughts on what makes NC State a College Football Playoff contender this year.

Brockermeyer also breaks down his take on Devin Leary being a potential first-round pick, why the Pack's defense is "the truth," the 3-3-5 scheme ran by Tony Gibson and much more. Listen to the full podcast below to hear Brockermeyer's full thoughts on the Pack's chances to be an elite team this season.


Kevin Keatts and NC State are inching closer toward completing the 2022-23 roster, with the latest addition this offseason coming in Joel Justus being added to the staff. 247Sports basketball analyst Travis Branham jumps on with Cory Smith to give his take on Justus joining the Pack, his impact as a recruiter and developer of talent.

Branham also discusses what the return of Terquavion Smith means for State, the transfer players coming in, the overhauled staff as a whole and if this team can compete for an NCAA Tournament berth. Listen to the full podcast to get Branham's thoughts on the Pack this season!


It's been a wild offseason for NC State basketball, but Kevin Keatts got another big win on Wednesday with the hiring of Joel Justus. Cory and Miles discuss his addition, what he brings to the program and why Wolfpack fans should be excited about the overhauled staff as a whole.

The guys also take a look back on the players landed in the portal, Terquavion Smith's return, what a healthy Greg Gantt and Ernest Ross will bring along with much more on this podcast.