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

It's the final opponent preview for the 2023 NC State football season! And of course that means we are taking an in-depth look at where things stand for UNC this offseason, so Cory is joined by none other than former UNC beat writer Ross Martin.

We take a look at each position group for the Tar Heels, strengths and weaknesses for the program and the importance of the game for both teams in the rivalry. We also discuss where things stand for Mack Brown heading into another critical year with an NFL-caliber quarterback in Drake Maye.

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This week’s Pack Pride Weekly Podcast is LOADED with guests as Tim Peeler and photographer Greg Hatem join the show live. They just returned from Jim Valvano’s induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame and detail their trip for NC State fans.

In the second half of the show, Jonathan Paylor joins remotely to discuss his commitment to NC State with Cory Smith. Paylor discusses why he chose the Pack, his role as a recruiter, his fit in Robert Anae’s system and much more!

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