Russell Athletic Bowl

Russell Wilson takes jab at NC State; great lesson learned

Maybe Russell Wilson should speak at commencements more often. Just like he has in two of the past three Super Bowls, he delivered big-time on Sunday.

Invited back to Wisconsin to deliver a graduation address, the 27-year-old star quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks opted to devote part of his speech to his departure from North Carolina State when Tom O'Brien was head coach and how it turned out so well.

In April 2011, Wilson and O'Brien talked about Wilson's future at the school. Wilson was fresh off a stellar redshirt junior season that produced an ACC-best 3,563 yards, 28 touchdowns and a win over West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl. He was looking forward to coming...