Former Durham Riverside player Weslye Saunders has provided the first obvious bulletin board material for N.C. State's Sept. 3 season opener against South Carolina.
Saunders, who plays tight end for South Carolina, talked to The (Columbia) State Newspaper and others after practice Tuesday.
"I'm going to talk to Coach (Steve) Spurrier beforehand and see if he's OK if I get a 15-yard penalty," Saunders said. "Because I'm gonna do some sort of extra celebration if I get a touchdown on the Wolfpack."
A junior, Saunders is moving into a more prominent role with the Gamecocks following 2008 starter Jared Cook's early departure for the NFL draft. Saunders, who caught 16 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns last season, is the only experienced tight end on the team.
If that hasn't gotten N.C. State's attention, his comments Tuesday certainly will.