Friday, September 10, 2010

Zero tackles for Irving proves frustrating for Pack LB

The most surprising statistic from N.C. State’s game with Western Carolina Saturday was the zero posted in the tackles column by Pack linebacker Nate Irving.

Irving, of course, missed all of last season because of a car accident and has been shifted to middle linebacker by new position coach Jon Tenuta. It’s easy to see why Irving may not be where he was in 2008, but to see zero tackles against Western was a surprise.

“Nate didn’t have many opportunities,” Wolfpack coach Tom O’Brien said this week. “I think he got a little frustrated out there. Everything got funneled to Terrell [Manning]. He was the linebacker they attacked. … I don’t know if that was by design or not but that’s the way things worked out.”

Manning led State with 10 tackles (two unassisted and eight assists).

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