NC State earns a valuable ACC road win at Wake Forest, winning 91-82 in a game marred by poor officiating and a very ugly ending with Jerrico Hellems stretchered off the court with 41 seconds left in the game.
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    Its looking like we will be more of a 3-3-5 Defense this year mixed in with the 4-2-5 that we have been running. I believe this is the influence of the Gibson hire. Sounds like he and Hux have worked well together thus far. I am cautiously optimistic...
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    You run the defense best tailored for the talent on the field. When we had a slew of four to five NFL ready DL's it made sense to run a 4-2-5.

    Now, perhaps, not as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Stallings View Post
    You run the defense best tailored for the talent on the field. When we had a slew of four to five NFL ready DL's it made sense to run a 4-2-5.

    Now, perhaps, not as much.

    Ken
    I think the 4-2-5 was more about lack of LB depth. That has been rectified the last few years. We will see both but with the talent at LB now you will see more 3-3-5. As I understand the 4-2-5 is still the base defense.
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    The coaches are really high on all the talent assembled at LB. Gonna be interesting what State pulls out of the hat on D this year.
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