Were you surprised by the production Andre Brown had against Southern Mississippi?
I wasn't surprised at his ability to run the football.
He's shown that throughout the summer and the fall. He made the most of his
Leroy Harris talked about a new running play that you
used against USM. Can you describe that play?
We've got a selection
of plays in our book that most teams have. The power play was
one of the plays that we ran during the game.
It is basically the
tight end blocking back the linemen, whether it was John Ritcher, Anthony Hill
or Octavius Darby.
Anthony Hill is receiving more snaps. Can you
talk about the versatility that he adds to the offense?
I am really
excited about what Anthony brings to the table. He's a smart guy.
He's quiet but very smart. He plays very hard and very nasty. He's a nasty
blocker... he's a very physical blocker. He brings a lot to the
table. He's continuing to improve and get better week in and week out. He
is an exciting player to know that you will have around for a few more
Overall thoughts on Marcus Stone in his first start:
wasn't the kind of start we would want him to have, certainly in the first
half. I think you saw some mental toughness there and ability to compose
himself because he was very, very shaky in the first half and was very unlike
himself. He came around in the second half, and he completed some passes
and protected the football. I thought that he finished very strong and
hopefully that will catapult him through the next month of the season and he
can continue to improve and play at a higher level.
you think of Florida State?
Obviously, they are a very explosive football
team on defense. Their guys run very well ,and they are explosive players.
They've got guys who can make plays both in the front seven and on the
perimeter. They will give us a great challenge, probably as good as any we've
had all season.
Go through the final offensive play on the
game-winning drive and your decision to let Marcus throw for the
You don't like to leave the redzone without the opportunity
to throw it into the endzone. We had a number of plays that we could
run, and we had a play that had a chance to score and at the same time
allowed us to protect the football by throwing it to the outside where it should
have been to give us a chance to make a play. The guys did a great job up
front protecting, Brian ran a good route, Marcus made a good throw, and we were
able to score.
The Atlantic Coast Conference handed out its weekly awards and NC State freshman tailback Andre…