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NC State QB situation clears up

By Brian North
Associated Press
Published On: Sep 02 2013 01:46:11 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 02 2013 01:49:07 PM CDT
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RALEIGH -

The NC State quarterback situation is a lot clearer this week. Pete Thomas is now the undisputed starter because Brandon Mitchell is out with a broken foot.  And New Bern's Josh Taylor is now third on the depth chart.
   
Coach Dave Doeren said Monday that Mitchell will be out "for a substantial amount of time." The coach says Mitchell had surgery Sunday and now "it's just a matter of healing time."
   
Thomas is listed on the depth chart as the starter and behind him are a pair of freshmen - Bryant Shirreffs and Josh Taylor.  Taylor is a true freshman walk-on who played in the season opening win over Louisiana Tech.  Taylor had one rush for no gain and on incomplete pass.
   
Mitchell beat Thomas out during preseason camp but lasted only three series before he broke a bone in his left foot during the first quarter.