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NC State football got a huge boost in the trenches on Thursday evening with the NCAA granting a medical waiver for offensive lineman Chandler Zavala. Not only was it huge for Zavala personally, but it was also a massive addition for the Wolfpack at a position of need after losing Ikem Ekwonu this offseason.

In this emergency Spaces session on Twitter, Michael Clark and Cory Smith give their thoughts on Zavala's waiver being granted, the NCAA doing something right (for once), the heightened expectations for the Pack and much more with the Spaces audience.