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Bridging The Gap, Part I

A pair of athletes from the state of Alabama assaulted NC State's record books a few years back and longtime Wolfpack assistant Joe Pate played a huge role in Philip Rivers and Jerricho Cotchery ending up in Raleigh.

When you've put in 17 years as a respected assistant and trusted member of the athletics department at one school, it is difficult to imagine that your contributions could be best measured by two players. But when those players are two of the all-time greats in the history of a storied program, it becomes understandable... and Joe Pate would rather they have the limelight anyway. Now an Assistant... Recommended Stories

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