Doeren attracting his type quarterbacks to NC State
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Doeren attracting his type quarterbacks to NC State

Jacoby Brissett returns for second year as starter with McClendon his backup

Photo: NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Dave Doeren established coaching credentials with a type dual-threat quarterback he wanted running the show before he arrived at North Carolina State. That’s how he made the jump with success at Northern Illinois to a Power Five school.

And now that Doeren’s third Wolfpack fall camp opened on Tuesday, his 2015 quarterback stable provides reason to believe he can lift program above its 3-9 and 8-5 finishes his first two seasons. Senior quarterback Jacoby Brissett (6-4, 235) is a returning starter and redshirt freshman Jalan McClendon (6-5, 212) is his promising backup

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."