NC State came into the spring looking for major improvement in its secondary.
There was some good and bad to be found in the Wolfpack's spring game on Saturday.
Quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Daniel Imhoff each had strong days. Glennon was 21-for-38 for 423 yards and three touchdowns. Imhoff, a walk-on, was 11-for-24 for 221 yards and three scores, and he led the Red team to a 31-21 victory.
On the plus side for the secondary, it came up with three interceptions.
"I saw them pick off some passes, which I thought was good," coach Tom O'Brien told reporters. "We've got to continue to do that and work hard. I think we tackled better. ... I don't know if I'm happy with them, but I'm not dissatisfied with them. I think they played hard."
How much does it all mean? NC State used only 46 scholarship players in the spring game, holding out more than 20 because of injuries.
"Of those 20 guys who were out, with the exception of a couple, all should be ready for when we begin practice in the fall," O'Brien said. "We had to get everybody fixed so they could be ready for the fall, so we could start the fall healthy.
"We can't go through another fall here with the number of injuries we had last year."