North Carolina will have to do some shuffling on the offensive line when they host Clemson tonight. According to Pack Pride, left tackle Rob Crisp is out of the starting line-up tonight for the Wolfpack. In his place, sophomore Joe Thuney will fill in after sliding over from right guard. Sophomore Alex Barr will take over at right guard for North Carolina State. Barr is the team’s back-up left guard.
How this line holds up with three players in new positions will be one of the keys to the game now for North Carolina State. Clemson has been aggressive at times on defense early on this season and if the Wolfpack offensive line is struggling to make adjustments on the fly, it could lead to a long night for the home team.