O'Brien: Senior Day Is Always Special

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Tom O'Brien met with the media following Wednesday's practice.

Tom O'Brien

"We'll take tomorrow and make sure we work hard, but the kids have been focused."

"Senior Day is always something special for a football team. It's the upperclassmen... their last chance to play and the chance for the underclassmen to give them a going-away present."

"They all have graduated, and they will graduate as we talked about. They'll have a chance to win their 24th game, that's eight a year and only two shy of the three-year record which has only been done twice here. They've established something here. They are going to go to three bowl games and four out of five years. Since they've been playing they are 4-1 against their rivals, so a lot of good things have happened for this class."

"Without Earl [Wolff]? I don't know. It's going to be less jovial. He's such a great kid and he's so fun to be around, it will take something away from the defense and something away from the football team. But, that's the great thing about college football. Somebody will step into that role. We don't know who it will be, but somebody will."

"He's out there playing and giving it everything he has, and that's the type of football we want to establish here for everybody to play."

"We go to the Angus Barn tomorrow night. They take care of us. We do pay, for NCAA regulations. But, no, they do a fabulous job... these kids love it. It's a great deal for them."

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