from Ken Tysiac at the Charlotte Observer:
Attention to detail and limiting mistakes will be key objectives today as N.C. State takes the field for its second preseason scrimmage.
â€œWeâ€™re going to play a little more of a game situation,â€ coach Tom Oâ€™Brien said. â€œThereâ€™s going to be penalties marked off, and itâ€™s going to be more realistic. Obviously penalties and mistakes are really going to come into play, and things like that. Weâ€™re going to have to play smart, and weâ€™re looking for great effort.â€
The most important development for N.C. State Thursday might occur off the field, as linebacker Nate Irving is scheduled for a doctorâ€™s appointment. Irving, who was injured in a June 28 car crash, will have the leg he broke examined.
He already has had doctors examine his lung, ribs and shoulder, which also were injured. If Oâ€™Brien gives an update on Irvingâ€™s status, he will do so after the scrimmage, according to N.C. State sports information director Annabelle Myers.
N.C. State currently lists Irving as out indefinitely.
*****Jamelle Eugene has the top runningback spot for the Pack, while Toney Baker(Ragsdale HS) and Curtis Underwood are starting to get pushed for time by the incoming freshmen backs.*****
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