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.

With the NC State 2023 football season now just 15 days away, there's no better time to start previewing each and every position group for the Wolfpack! The Pack has a brand new quarterback expected to start under center with Brennan Armstrong transferring from Virginia, but MJ Morris is waiting in the wings.

Cory Smith and Michael Clark take an in-depth look at Armstrong, Morris and the entire quarterback room ahead of this fall. Can Armstrong return to form after a disastrous 2022 season? How much will his legs be utilized? How big of an opportunity does Morris have to learn Robert Anae's system before taking over? How hard will he push Armstrong this season?

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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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NC State remained on fire on the recruiting trail over the weekend with the addition of 4-star wide receiver Terrell Anderson to the 2024 class. Anderson brings size and big-play ability to the Wolfpack next season and Michael Clark believes he'll be an instant-impact type player for State.

Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a closer look at what led Anderson to commit to the Pack, his overall fit in Robert Anae's offense, why he's the perfect complement to the Pack's current playmakers and much more. Listen to the full podcast to learn more about the latest addition to the Pack's class!

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The start of the college football season is just over two weeks away for NC State, but we're still previewing every opponent for the 2023 campaign. Next on the list is the final road game against Virginia Tech and we have Doug Bowman of VTScoop joining us to break down the Hokies!

What should be expected in Brent Pry's second year with the program? Just how many transfers are expected to make an impact this season? How important will this game be for the Hokies near the end of the fall? We discuss it all on this edition of the Pack Pride Podcast!

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We're coming down the stretch in the 2023 season previews for NC State with a look at the Week 11 matchup against Wake Forest. The Wolfpack goes on the road to take on a Demon Deacons squad that is looking to replace several key pieces from last year -- primarily at the quarterback position.

Les Johns of Demon Deacon Digest joins Cory Smith to break down the Deacs, including a look at the offense under Mitch Griffis. We'll also preview the defense looking to rebound, how important this game is on the schedule for the Deacs and much more!

***This podcast was recorded prior to Donavon Greene's injury in fall camp***

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Casey Morsell joins James and Cory in the first episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast for the 2023-24 season! The guys take a look at Casey’s offseason, Pack of Wolves NIL, new faces with the program and much more!

In the second portion of the show, we break down NC State football at the start of fall camp. We also briefly discuss another busy month of conference realignment and where things stand for the Wolfpack ... before the power went out due to thunderstorms in the area!

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NC State's season previews continue to roll along with a look at the penultimate home game for the Wolfpack against Miami. The Hurricanes are looking to bounce back from a down 2022 campaign and have several new faces along with some veterans returning for Mario Cristobal's program.

Gaby Urrutia of InsideTheU joins us to breakdown the Hurricanes on both sides of the ball. Can Tyler Van Dyke truly rebound in 2023? How much have the playmakers around him improved? And who are the names to know on defense? We take an in-depth look on the latest NC State season preview podcast.

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With the NC State season just around the corner, we continue our look at the Wolfpack's entire schedule with a preview of Clemson. Eric Mac Lain joined Cory Smith to break down the Tigers' offseason and where things stand heading into the 2023 season.

Garrett Riley brings a new look to the offense, but what are the early returns on Cade Klubnik taking over the reins full-time? Who are the names to know on both sides of the ball -- including one of the best linebacker corps in the country -- and how important could this game be for the ACC this season?

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NC State just finalized a huge week for the 2024 class with two strong commitments on Friday night. The Wolfpack not only landed Top247 in-state athlete Jonathan Paylor, but also grabbed a commitment from Josh Alexander-Felton out of Florida.

Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look at both of those commitments along with offensive lineman Robby Martin from earlier in the week. How do all three fit with the program? What does this mean for the 2024 class? We break it all down on the latest podcast!

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NC State fall camp fires up this week, meaning the regular season is nearly one month away from kicking off. Cory Smith continues our preview of every opponent on the Wolfpack's 2023 schedule by looking at Marshall with Luke Creasy of The Herald-Dispatch.

The Wolfpack's final non-conference game of the season could be tough, with the Thundering Herd coming off a 9-4 campaign and retooling for 2023. We look at each position for the Herd, the biggest strength and weakness of the program, and how critical the matchup in Carter-Finley Stadium could be for Marshall.

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The start of NC State fall camp is less than one week away and our season preview podcasts are already nearing the halfway point. The Wolfpack has some tough tests early in the year, but the first matchup at home in conference play is one of the hardest to predict given the trajectory of the Louisville program.

The 2023 season previews keep rolling on with a look at NC State's first home ACC game of the season against Louisville with Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority. We take a look at expectations for Jeff Brohm's first season with the Cardinals, the packed quarterback room, playmakers on both sides of the ball, how important this game is on the schedule and much more.

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NC State's first ACC game will be on the road in Charlottesville against a Virginia program looking to drastically turn things around this fall. The Cavaliers lost several key pieces over the last year -- including new NC State QB Brennan Armstrong -- but hope to make a statement in their ACC home opener against the Pack.

Jacquie Franciulli of Wahoos247 joins Cory Smith on this episode of the Pack Pride Podcast to take a deeper dive into the Hoos. What are the expectations for this year's team? Who are the names to know on both sides of the ball? How important is this game with all of the connections between the two rosters?

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The journey for Brennan Armstrong to NC State has been eventful, to say the very least. After a record-setting year in 2021 and a frustrating 2022 campaign, Armstrong arrived in Raleigh for a chance to reunite with OC Robert Anae for one final ride in his sixth season.

Just days away from his third trip to ACC Kickoff and just over one week away from the start of fall camp, Armstrong sat down with Pack Pride for a 1-on-1 interview. We discuss his connection with Anae, how he's dealt with criticism this offseason, what Bradley Rozner's addition means for the offense, working with NC State's NIL Collectives and much more.

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NC State's home opener for the 2023 campaign is one of the biggest in recent memory. Not only will the Wolfpack kick off the home slate at Carter-Finley Stadium against a high-profile program in Notre Dame, but it will also be nationally broadcast on ABC in the noon slot on Sept. 9.

So what should Wolfpack fans expect from the Fighting Irish this season? Tim O'Malley of Irish Illustrated joins Cory Smith to discuss expectations for the program, players to know at every position, the strengths and weaknesses on each side of the ball and much more!

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