Rick Kopps, the father of the best pitcher in college baseball, said Kevin always worked extremely hard to stay in shape and it's paying off.
Razorback radio analyst Bubba Carpenter calls it "The Kopps Affect" when reliever Kevin Kopps comes in and everybody plays better.
NC State's Terrell Tatum hasn't spent much time in Fayetteville, but his father played for the Hogs and his brother did for a year.
North Carolina State coach Elliott Avent talked with the media after Thursday's practice and knows how good the Hogs are this year.
Hogs coach Dave Van Horn said after Thursday's practice they would start Patrick Wicklander, then figure it out the rest of the way.
Hogs catcher Casey Opitz said after practice for North Carolina State he is glad now he made the choice to come back for another season.
Hogs reliever Kevin Kopps has had many people trying beet juice and Jourdan Black of 40-29 was one of those that gave it a try.
ESPN analyst Todd Walker said on Halftime on Thursday afternoon North Carolina State's pitching may give Hogs' chances at plate.
Democrat-Gazette writer Tom Murphy thinks the bats may get chance to wake up against NC State this weekend, pitching needs to go deeper.
North Carolina State Andrew Sanders talked about the series starting Friday with Hogs announcer Phil Elson and Matt Jenkins on Halftime.
Hawgs Illustrated's Clay Henry said on Halftime he felt Charlie Welch was going to have big role Monday night and a three-run homer proved it.