12 Days of ACC Football: NC State

Aug. 20, 2010

In preparation for the 2010 football season, the Atlantic Coast Conference will unveil the "12 Days of ACC Football" beginning on August 16th. The teams will be unveiled each midday through August 27 based on predicted finish and alternating divisions, first Atlantic, then Coastal. Once again this year, each team's preview will be written by that school's RepresentACC.com Campus Correspondent. Each team page will also include a preseason video and preview information. Today's feature is NC State.

Although a 5-7 record isn't fun to sit through at Carter Finley Stadium, there is some relief in knowing three of the team's six losses came by six points or less. However, the Pack has an even more rigorous schedule for the upcoming year, with games on the road against Georgia Tech and UNC, as well as home bouts against Virginia Tech, Florida State and Big East power Cincinnati. Head Coach Tom O'Brien returns a team that cringes at the word "injuries," and will need to stay healthy to post a winning record in 2010. Having lost key players in each of O'Brien's first three years, the Pack remains hopeful as they head to into training camp with a depth chart relatively injury free, knock on wood.