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North Carolina State football coach Tom O'Brien watches during practice in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. Twice before, North Carolina State has played through injuries and a slow start to make a late-season surge under Tom O'Brien. Last year, that run included a bowl game and the emergence of an all-conference quarterback.
(AP Photo/ Gerry Broome)