Posted by Chip Patterson
Sunday was dedicated to the players at the ACC Football Kickoff. Two representatives from each of the 12 schools made their rounds with the media. This was my media day takeaway from N.C. State
One notable absence for many ACC fans will be former N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson. With Wilson now the focus of the Big Ten, attention has turned towards the new man under center: Mike Glennon. Glennon has been compared by head coach Tom O'Brien to former Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan, but his lack of on-field experience has left much unanswered for the junior quarterback. Senior tight end George Bryan is leading returning receiver from last year's 9-4 squad. In Pinehurst on Sunday, Bryan did not hesitate to share his confidence in the Wolfpack's new signal-caller.
"He commands the offense well," Bryan remarked. "I'm excited for him to be my QB."
Bryan went on to talk about how Glennon has been going out of his way to text teammates in an attempt to organize extra preparation activities in the offseason. Whether it is simply a film session, or even as much as an informal 7-on-7 - the junior quarterback is excited to be the leader of this new team. From the sound of it, the entire Russell Wilson transfer was never a team ordeal at all, but instead a matter that was handled exclusively between Wilson and O'Brien. The sentiments from Bryan and teammate Audie Cole are that it was something out of their hands, and they have long ago moved forward preparing to follow Glennon into the 2011 season.