RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State opened its second training camp Saturday under Dave Doeren with a quarterback in place this time.
The Wolfpack also has a year of experience in Doeren's system. That puts the team on better footing while trying to improve on last season's struggles.
"I thought the guys came out with a great attitude," Doeren said. "Excited about the leadership, something the older guys showed. You can see where we left off in the spring.
"Some of the guys really grabbed on to what they needed to work on in the summer and came out here with a great attitude."
N.C. State is settled at quarterback with Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett making his debut this fall. The Wolfpack had injuries and young players pressed into duty last season, when they won only three games and posted the first winless Atlantic Coast Conference record since 1959.
The most serious injury involved quarterback Brandon Mitchell, who won the starting job in training camp but broke his foot in the opener and missed two months.
Brissett practiced with the team while sitting out last year. He entered Saturday's practice as the unquestioned starter with running and passing skills that fit Doeren's no-huddle scheme.