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Coming off a rough 13-10 loss to Louisville in which the offense was stymied all night long, NC State has made a change at quarterback. Cory Smith and James Curle discuss the move to MJ Morris, how he changes the offense and what this means moving forward for Brennan Armstrong.

On the final portion of the podcast, we'll also be joined by Kristen McDaniel of the NC State volleyball team to discuss the program's massive win over No. 5 Louisville. She'll also break down what has led to the program's success, why the Hawaii native chose the Wolfpack, the support from fans and more!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

It was not the Wolfpack's night. Despite the defense shutting down one of the most explosive offenses in the ACC and special teams coming through on multiple occasions, NC State's offense couldn't find its footing in a 13-10 loss to Louisville on Friday night.

Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back at NC State's loss to Louisville on Friday night in Carter-Finley Stadium. What is the biggest issue with the offense? Is it time to make a change at quarterback? Who were the standouts on the defensive side of the football? We touch on all of that and more in this episode!

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Coming off a tight win against Virginia to open up ACC play, the Wolfpack returns home to face an undefeated Louisville team eager to prove itself on the national stage. NC State hasn't played up to its potential yet while Louisville has played above its station -- but how will the two programs shape up in another weeknight game in Carter-Finley Stadium?

Cory Smith is joined by Michael McCammon of Cardinal Authority to break down what has The Ville off to such a hot start under Jeff Brohm, the play of Jack Plummer, the game-breaking speed of Jawhar Jordan, defensive playmakers and much more. Get the full breakdown on YouTube or through the Pack Pride Podcast stream!

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The Wolfpack went into Virginia and came away with a win, but it certainly wasn't pretty. After the 24-21 victory that included a walk-off field goal from Brayden Narveson, the Pack still moved to 3-1 (1-0 ACC) on the year with two-thirds of the season still remaining.

James Curle and Cory Smith recap the week for the Wolfpack and look ahead to a Friday night matchup against Louisville with Mark Ennis of The Drive on 93.9 The Ville. Learn more about what the Pack needs to improve moving forward and how the Cardinals have gotten off to such a hot start under Jeff Brohm.

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 10:10am EDT

NC State's offense needed some help to barely pull out a 24-21 win over Virginia in Charlottesville on Friday night. The Wolfpack moved to 1-0 in ACC play, but there are a lot of questions to be answered for this program.

Michael Clark and Cory Smith take a look back at the result, the positives and negatives from the narrow win and more. Listen to the full podcast to get our recap from Friday's victory and look ahead to Louisville next Friday.

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NC State travels to Virginia for the ACC opener on Friday night for what is sure to be an emotional night for several players and coaches involved. But while the headlines are all about the return of Brennan Armstrong, Robert Anae and Garett Tujague to Scott Stadium, there is still a football game to be played between NC State and Virginia.

Jacquie Franciulli of Wahoos247 joins us to discuss the matchup, her expectations for Armstrong, where the UVA offense stands, injury concerns with multiple defensive players out and gives her prediction. Listen to the full podcast in less than 30 minutes to get a complete preview of the matchup!

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***Note from Jacquie: Ben Smiley is also going through concussion protocol.***


The fun begins this week! NC State opens the ACC slate against UVA on Friday night. After a beatdown of VMI, can Brennan Armstrong go out with a bang in his final trip to Charlottesville?

We’ll discuss all of that and Cory will be joined by NC State women’s golfer Lauren Olivares Leon in the final segment to discuss her record-breaking start to the 2023 season!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 8:15am EDT

After a dominant performance by the Wolfpack in all three phases, NC State came away with a 45-7 win over VMI on Saturday afternoon. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back at the bludgeoning and what we truly learned about the Pack after the win over an FCS opponent.

Is the NC State offense back on track heading into ACC play? How good can the two No. 8s for the Pack be this season? Where does the defense stand after another strong showing? We'll cover it all and hand out helmet stickers on the Postgame Podcast!

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On this week's podcast from Amedeo's, Cory Smith and James Curle take a more detailed look back at the loss to Notre Dame over the weekend. The guys touch on multiple topics from the loss, look ahead to the coming weeks and take questions from the live audience.

What's going on with the Wolfpack's offense? Is the defense an issue or is there too much being put on their shoulders? Should the Pack give snaps to MJ Morris over the next couple of weeks? We explore all that and more on this week's podcast!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

NC State held strong with Notre Dame for three quarters on Saturday afternoon, but couldn't come up with the big plays late in a 45-24 loss in the home opener. Cory Smith and Michael Clark discuss the loss on the latest Postgame Podcast and look ahead to what comes next.

How much of the loss should be put on Brennan Armstrong's shoulders? What is the biggest issue for the offense's lack of momentum? Why is the defense struggling to make plays despite having so many experienced players returning? We'll explore all that and look at the positives -- yes, there were some despite the loss -- on this episode.

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After getting a win in Week 1 against UConn on the road, the Wolfpack has its most daunting challenge of the non-conference schedule this Saturday: Notre Dame. NC State holds a 1-2 record against the Fighting Irish, so can the Pack get another win or will Notre Dame even the head-to-head record?

Tim Prister of Irish Illustrated joins Cory Smith to discuss the matchup on the Pregame Podcast. What do we truly know about the Irish after two games? Will Sam Hartman finally get his first win in Carter-Finley Stadium? How different is the offense around Hartman at Notre Dame? Where does the defense stand heading into Week 2 of the season? Get all that and a scoring prediction on this week's episode!

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On this week's episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, Cory Smith and James Curle take one final look back at the win over UConn and preview the home opener against Notre Dame.

In the second segment, Brandon Marcello of 247Sports will join the show to discuss the latest on ACC expansion. What do the additions of Cal, Stanford and SMU really do for the ACC? How pivotal was NC State reportedly changing its vote to make it all happen? And what's next in conference realignment? We'll break it all down on the latest podcast!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

NC State's offense and defense had bright spots and low moments on Thursday night, but the Wolfpack came away with a 24-14 win over UConn to start the season. Brennan Armstrong and Payton Wilson led the Pack on their respective sides of the ball to push State to 1-0 after Week 1 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Michael Clark and Cory Smith take a look back at the win, what it means for the Pack and where State needs to improve heading into next week's showdown with Notre Dame. Listen to the full podcast here and make sure to watch the stream on YouTube.

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NC State kicks off the 2023 football season in just over 48 hours against UConn, so we're wrapping up our Pack Pride Primers with a look at the special teams unit! Michael Clark and Cory Smith discuss the situations at kicker, punter and new names to know on the return team.

Can veteran transfer Brayden Narveson fill the shoes of Christopher Dunn this fall? Will Caden "Boomkester" Noonkester carry over his strong finish last fall to 2023? How critical is Joe Shimko's return at long snapper? And who are the names to know for the Pack in the return game? We cover it all on this podcast!

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With less than 72 hours remaining before NC State kicks off against UConn in Connecticut, Cory Smith and James Curle take a look ahead to the entire 2023 season. We'll discuss what to expect in Week 1, but also hand out predictions for the Wolfpack this fall.

Will Brennan Armstrong pass for more than 3,500 yards? Which player will lead the Wolfpack in rushing and receiving yards? Who will be NC State's top tackler and sack artist? How many games will the Wolfpack win this season? We'll break it all down on this podcast and discuss the latest on conference realignment in the ACC!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 9:27am EDT