Doeren lists QB Mitchell as questionable

first_imgPete Thomas is North Carolina State’s unquestioned quarterback for now, but Brandon Mitchell still provides a dimension to the Wolfpack’s offense off the bench — when he’s healthy.Head coach Dave Doeren is still unsure about the quarterback’s status for Saturday’s game against Syracuse. Mitchell practiced in pads on Tuesday, Doeren said, and “there’s a chance” that he could play on Saturday.“He’s throwing the ball well every day,” Doeren said. “He feels really good in the pocket. He’s just getting more and more comfortable with the side-to-side and straight-ahead movements that you have to do.”Now he’s wearing cleats.Mitchell has played in just one game this year for NCSU — a 3-for-3, 93-yard performance in a season-opening win over Louisiana Tech — but he gives North Carolina State a different dimension.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Once Brandon’s in there,” Doeren said, “you have both where he can stretch the field. There is just one extra runner in the backfield all the time that the defense has to be concerned about.”A graduate transfer from Arkansas, Mitchell began the season as the Wolfpack’s starter before breaking his foot. He listed himself as “50-50” to return against the Orange.Doeren is taking things “day-to-day” with the quarterback and said he wouldn’t put him out on the field until Mitchell feels protected. But it’s looking more and more like that could be against SU.“It’s just how long will it take him to feel like he can be full speed,” Doeren said. “I think every day is a new day for him.” Comments Published on October 10, 2013 at 12:38 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bojan warns Barcelona over Messi as Chelsea and Man City on standby

first_img Bojan with Lionel Messi Stoke City striker Bojan has put Premier League clubs back on high alert, after supporting claims that Lionel Messi is unhappy at Barcelona.The 24-year-old, who left the Nou Camp for the Britannia in the summer, told Catalan paper L’esportiu that not enough was being done to keep his former teammate happy.Messi is said to be growing increasingly disullioned with life under Luis Enrique and is being linked with Manchester City and Chelsea.“Messi wants to feel important and be in good company,” Bojan said. “That is when he is at his best.“He is, and was, so decisive that he has won the merit of choosing when to play and when not to.”Bojan has also put pressure on current Barcelona boss Enrique, claiming he is not at one with his players.He added: “He [Enrique] is misunderstanding the players. He has also been a player and knows what it feels like in the locker room.“At the end of the season we will see if the way he has managed things has been successful or not.” 1last_img read more