N.C. State spring update: favorite emerging in QB competition

It’s been a spring of change for N.C. State football, which culminates April 9 with the annual spring game. Among the notable differences:

  • New offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz installing his modified version of attack after replacing Matt Canada. Thus far players have hinted that there is not an overhaul of the offense but have said there are also some noticeable differences.
  • Gaining less attention is new offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford changing some of the blocking techniques after replacing Mike Uremovich.
  • Lots of new players at new positions. Senior Johnathan Alston moved from receiver to corner. So did redshirt freshman Vernon Grier, but he is back at wide out as spring nears its conclusion. Sophomore…