NC State Football Coach Dave Doeren had some choice words for former Carolina Panther Steve Smith after the Wolfpack victory against Clemson on Saturday afternoon. Yes, that Steve Smith. The Wolfpack held on to the lead and were able to take a knee against the Clemson Tigers on Saturday at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh elevating the team to a 5-3 record while sending the Tigers back to .500 sitting at 4-4 on the year. No matter the records of the teams this is a big game every year and one this NC State grad and die-hard fan was extremely happy to put in the win column. So what prompted the comments from Doeren? It was all in response to Smith’s comments as the guest picker on College Gameday that morning.
One of the games picked by the ESPN hosts was the NC State/Clemson game. And Smith not only picked the Tigers but took a shot at the Wolfpack as well saying that NC State is “unfortunately waiting for basketball season”. Doeren who notoriously defends his team and university (which we love!) was having none of that. So in his post-game interview, while the celebration was taking place in Carter Finley Stadium, he chose to clap back as the former Panthers great. NC State Coach Dave Doeren let his feeling be knowing saying”Tell Steve Smith back in the studio this ain’t a basketball school he can kiss my ***”. Doeren proceeded to walk away after the comment leaving those who did not watch Gameday that morning a little confused.