*As if Duke didn't have enough obstacles to overcome on Saturday against Virginia Tech, the Blue Devils will enter that game with their top three running backs hurting.
*Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe has a reputation for redshirting freshmen, but he's willing to give three of them a closer look this week.
*When Virginia walk-on receiver Ray Keys played against Southern Miss, he and his father became the first black father-son duo to play for the Cavaliers.
*Georgia Tech linebacker Kyle Jackson will have surgery today and is out for the season. Big loss for the Jackets and Jackson. He's a good player and a great person. I got a chance to chat with him a bit this summer.
*Meet UNC's version of "Hercules," defensive end Robert Quinn. Everyone -- but Quinn -- raves about him.
*You know that unofficial "state championship" going on in North Carolina? Well, Tom O'Brien is winning the recruiting one, too.
*Will Clemson repeat the old Tommy Bowden mantra "one play away" under Dabo Swinney? He said if it does, find somebody else in three years.
*Maryland quarterback Chris Turner is getting a little skittish, and offensive coordinator James Franklin can't exactly blame him. Who could? Turner has been sacked 14 times. It's amazing he can still walk.
*One person who wasn't surprised by Florida State's struggles up front with South Florida was offensive line coach Rick Trickett.