*Last year, the ACC’s opening week was dismal.
*Here's one that will get Tar Heel fans all riled up. As of right now, writes Caulton Tudor, NC State is the better program. It beats UNC 3-1 in the four key phases of the game. The one area UNC has the edge? Defense, of course.
*Get to know Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt, who I think will be one of the most improved players in the conference this year. Once you get him talking, he's a pretty funny guy, and the AJC had a little fun with him on video.
*Maryland's kicking job will be a game-time decision, as Mike Barbour and Nick Ferarra can't seem to shake each other.
*Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe gave BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo credit for scheduling games that put BC in a position for good or even great seasons.
*BC linebacker Mark Herzlich still has a long way to go -- and a lot to do -- but he's not letting that stop him from helping to lead this year's team.
*There are plenty of coaching tie-ins between Clemson and Middle Tennessee that making for an interesting subplot in the Tigers' season opener.
*Virginia and William & Mary are quite familiar with each other after having swapped game film from every game in 2008.
*Wake Forest returns a lot of familiar faces on it's offensive line, but they say they're different players -- and that's a good thing.
*In case you haven't noticed, it's been a quiet week at Miami. Tuesday practice was closed, and they've got today off. It's a good time to check out Manny Navarro's camp rewind and depth chart predictions.
*He's little. He's shifty. He's a blur. He's Travis Benjamin #80. And he tore up FSU last year. Can he do it again?
*Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks the Canes can beat FSU.
*Craig Yarborough gets that he's an unknown walk-on. But he's got a chance to change that now that he's in the starting lineup against Miami.
*Virginia Tech's defense plans on getting up close and personal with Alabama's new quarterback.