Friday, November 5, 2010

ACC Football Saturday

MARYLAND @ MIAMI (-7.5), Miami Gardens, Fla.,12:00 PM, TV: ESPNU (XM 191/SIRIUS 213) – If Ralph is gonna get a “signature win” this season this may be the spot against a beat up Miami team playing without their first string RB or QB in front of a small crowd in their bright, shiny new stadium. These two haven’t played each other since 2006.

N.C. STATE @ CLEMSON (-3.5), Clemson, S.C., 12:00 PM, ACC Network Affiliates
TV: ACC Network (XM 192/SIRIUS 214) – The Textile Bowl is the best game of the day as the Wolfpack’s high powered offense led by Russell Wilson runs smack into Clemson’s staunch defense. Boys in Vegas like the Tigers, but…

VIRGINIA (-1) @ DUKE, Durham, N.C.,12:00 PM, TV: (XM 190/SIRIUS 212) – If Virginia’s defense could stifle Miami with five picks, surely they can stonewall the Blue Devils. Duke has won the last two and that sticks in every Wahoo’s craw.

BOSTON COLLEGE (-3) @ WAKE FOREST, Winston-Salem, N.C., 3:30 PM, TV: (XM 190/SIRIUS 212) – Wake Forest probably won’t be able to stop Montel Harris and that should be the long and short of this.

NORTH CAROLINA @ FLORIDA STATE (-10.5), Tallahassee, Fla., 3:30 PM, TV: ABC (XM 191/192) (SIRIUS 213) – The still short-handed Heels are up against it here. The Noles are angry after losing to N.C. State last Thursday and their record in Tallahassee against UNC is somewhat unblemished at 8-0-1. Overall, FSU is 15-1-1- in the last seventeen games v. Heels. Advantage, Florida State which hasn’t lost to UNC since 2001.

*As always, point spreads are for recreational purposes only.

ACC Thursday Night Football: No. 20 VIRGINIA TECH 28, GEORGIA TECH 21

David Wilson

Yet another late rally, a kick return and a last gasp interception carry uneven Virginia Tech to victory while Georgia Tech completes two (not a misprint – two) passes the entire game after losing their star quarterback. As they say in golf: There are no pictures on the scorecard – thankfully, so, if you’re a Hokie fan. GT has to be kicking themselves this morning for not pulling off the upset.

David Wilson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 2:23 to play to give the Hokies a late lead. Wilson's return came on the kickoff right after the Yellow Jackets tied the score at 21 each. The Hokies (7-2, 5-0 ACC) remain in control of their fate in the ACC's Coastal Division. It was Virginia Tech's seventh consecutive victory after losing to Boise State and 2005 NCAA Division IAA Football National Champion James Madison.

The Yellow Jackets (5-4, 3-3), played the second half without quarterback Josh Nesbitt, who was injured late in the first half trying to make a tackle after throwing an interception at Virginia Tech's 1. The injury was to his right forearm, the school said, and came after he led one scoring drive, then ran 71 yards for another touchdown.

The game marked the 200th game for Bud Foster as Virginia Tech’s defensive coordinator/co-coordinator. He was the co-coordinator in 1995 and took over in 1996, a position he has held since.

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So Long, Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson died yesterday at 76 due to complications from dementia. The former Cincinnati Red's manager passed away a day after being placed in hospice care in California.

Anderson, whose real name was George, played one full season of major league baseball and many seasons in the minor leagues before becoming the Reds' manager in 1969. He was relatively unknown when he was hired, and people questioned his hiring until he led the team to the National League pennant in 1970 -- though they lost the World Series in 5 games to the Baltimore Orioles.

Anderson directed the Big Red Machine to back-to-back championships and won another in Detroit during a managing career that spanned three decades. Anderson was the first manager to win World Series titles in both leagues and the only manager to lead two franchises in career wins. Needless to say, he is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

"Sparky was, by far, the best manager I ever played for," said Pete Rose. “He understood people better than anyone I ever met. His players loved him, he loved his players, and he loved the game of baseball. There isn't another person in baseball like Sparky Anderson. He gave his whole life to the game."

Duke Tops CPP In Exhibition 81-60

Kyle Singler shoots as Mitchell Anderson defends.
(Photo by Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer)
According to ACC Now, the Blue Devils hold on the #1 preseason may be a bit perilous. Then again, it’s still early November:  If there were any thoughts that No. 1-ranked Duke is invincible, they were erased Thursday night.

Coach Mike Krzrzhjm4ski invited Cal Poly Pomona, the 2010 NCAA Division II champion, to meet the reigning Division I champions from Duke in an exhibition game.

Eventually seniors Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith combined with freshman Kyrie Irving in the second half to spark the Blue Devils to an 81-60 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

ACC Football Links

Via Heather Dinich at ESPN. 

It's  been a long time since anyone in the ACC went undefeated in league play.

Virginia knows it's got some room for improvement when it comes to finishing games.

Miami will be without leading rusher Damien Berry on Saturday against the Terps.

Meet Stephen Morris, the Canes' new quarterback.

NC State found one of its best punters as a former backup on Elon's roster.

FSU is concerned about UNC's Johnny White, and it should be.

The opposing quarterbacks in Death Valley on Saturday could become baseball teammates soon.

Stat of the Day

ACC Coaches Winning Percentage - All Games

Frank Beamer and Bud Foster
Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech 69-20-0 .775

Bobby Bowden, Florida State.173-53-1 .764

Danny Ford, Clemson 96-29-4 .760

Lou Holtz, NC State 33-12-3 .719

Ken Hatfield, Clemson 32-13-1 .707

Jim Tatum, Md. & UNC 41-19-2 .677

Larry Coker, Miami 25-12-0 .675

Jerry Claiborne, Maryland 72-37-3 .656

Dick Sheridan, NC State 52-29-3 .637

Dick Crum, North Carolina 72-41-3 .633

Bill Murray, Duke 80-45-8 .631

Tommy Bowden, Clemson 72-45-0 .615

Pictures of the Day

Cornerback Rashad Carmichael #21 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates after making a game-saving interception in the end zone in the final seconds with linebacker Davon Morgan #2 of the Virginia Tech Hokies as wide receiver Tyler Melton #84 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walks away at Lane Stadium on November 4, 2010 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photos by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ACC Thursday Night Football

GEORGIA TECH @ #22 VIRGINIA TECH (-12.5), Blacksburg, Va., 7:30 PM, TV: ESPN (XM 141/143) (SIRIUS 121/122) – Evidently…the sharpies in Vegas either think the Hokies are getting really good or the Jackets are completely in the tank. That said, the winner of this game has represented the Coastal Division in each of the first five Dr. Pepper Bowl championship games and has won four league titles over the past six seasons.

Frank Beamer’s Hokies feature a potent offense led by QB Tyrod Taylor, who ranks 4th nationally in pass efficiency. The Yellow Jackets of Paul Johnson feature the nation’s leading rushing offense (317.4 yds/gm), with senior QB Joshua Nesbitt at the controls. Nesbitt needs 42 yards to become the ACC’s most prolific rushing quarterback in ACC history.

Things That Make You Go...


According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida State LB Kendall Smith needs to keep his mouth shut.

Smith had a career-high 15 tackles in the Seminoles' 28-24 loss at N.C. State last week but he said he didn't even realize it until he was told on Sunday, three days after the defeat. (So far, so good.) Then Smith said he lost track of his tackle count and that he was "focusing on the game and then trying to get us the W, instead of the L." (Again, OK.)

Smith and the Seminoles defense held its own in the first half but looked lost in the second half against Wolfpack QB Russell Wilson.

"N.C. State, they really utilized their quarterback and his running ability. But I feel like they spread us out and let him do his thing. And I can honestly say we [were] outcoached on that one." (Oops... talked to much.)

More Injuries Plauging Hurricanes

Top running back Damien Berry will not play for Miami against Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, the latest blow for a reeling team that's already bracing to be without quarterback Jacory Harris.

Miami coach Randy Shannon says Berry has been dealing with nagging injuries for the better part of a month. Harris will not start because of a concussion, and Miami has promoted fourth-stringer Stephen Morris to take his place.

Berry leads Miami with 690 rushing yards, which is more than the next six Hurricanes rushers combined. Lamar Miller (252) and Mike James (243) have been the primary backups this season.

Miami (5-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) needs a win to keep its fledgling chance of winning the league's Coastal Division title alive.

ACC Basketball Season Starts November 4: Do You Know Your Opponent?

Nothing says ACC hoops like early games against non-conference opponents. We aren’t saying that all major programs jump start the season with a smorgasbord of cupcakes, but here is the schedule for week one of the 2010-11 ACC season.

Monday, November 8
Sisters of the Poor Northwest (Redhawks, 7,771 students,Seattle, WA) at MARYLAND

Wednesday, November 10
Strayer College of Charleston (Cougars, 9,866 students, Charleston, SC) at MARYLAND

Friday, November 12
DeVry University of NY (Terriers, number of students unknown, Brooklyn Heights, NY) at BOSTON COLLEGE
Sisters of the Poor Tech (Golden Eagles, 8,918 students, Cookesville, TN) at N.C. STATE

The University of Relatives of European Royalty College (Tribe, 5,805 students, Williamsburg, VA) at VIRGINIA

University of Phoenix – Northern Florida (Ospreys, 16,059 students, Jacksonville, FL) at FLORIDA STATE

American Public University (Hatters, 2,205 students, DeLand, FL) at WAKE FOREST

Walden University (Bucaneers, 3,000 students, North Charleston, SC) at GEORGIA TECH

Kaplan University (Gamecocks, 9,481 students, Jacksonville, AL) at MIAMI

Argosy University (Fighting Camels, 10,471 students, Buies Creek, NC) at VIRGINIA TECH

The Art Institute of Pittsburghboro NC (Catamounts, 7,455 students, Cullowhee, NC) at KLIMPSON

The Less Well-Known Sisters of the Poor at Rocky Top State (Bisons, 2,518 students, Nashville, TN) at NORTH CAROLINA

ACC Football: You Get That For Which You Pay

Translation: “you get what you pay for.”

According to a new story by the Associated Press, the ACC’s biggest spenders are also some of its biggest winners on the football field as a recent gender-equity reports filed by the 12 ACC schools to the U.S. Department of Education shows that generally, success goes hand-in-hand with spending.

During the 2008-09 academic year, the most recent year with data available for all the schools, the programs that spent the most on football were Miami ($20.9 million), Boston College ($19.4 million), Clemson ($18.8 million) and Virginia Tech ($18.2 million).

BC, Clemson and Virginia Tech have combined to make six ACC championship game appearances and win two conference titles, both by the Hokies, since the league expanded to 12 in 2005.

To read more, click here.

Quote of the Day

"Obviously, we'd all like to have more money. My staff hasn't gotten a raise in a while. ... That's why I'm hoping to do well so I can get a bonus this year, so I can give it to my staff. Otherwise, I don't think it's going to be long before I start losing some of them."

 -- Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen.

ACC Football Links

Eric Kapitulik

*Eddie Whitley says that Georgia Tech "did some things that were dirty" to the Hokies last year, so he plans to "hit them" this year. Should be a fun game.
*The Yellow Jackets can catch the ball -- they just haven't done it much in games.
*There's a lot more to the player who delivered the final hit to Jacory Harris last weekend than just smashmouth football.
*Meet John-Kevin Dolce.Wake Forest is "trying to stop the bleeding." That's never good.
*Was Sean Renfree's record-setting day a turning point in his career or an anomaly? His decision making was much better.
*LaQuan Williams has been one of the top "dogs" on the Terps' special teams.
*Clemson is starting to plan for its future. Does that mean this season and quarterback Kyle Parker are already a thing of the past?
*The starting status of Miami quarterback Jacory Harris is still unknown.
*This is a great story about the inspiration behind NC State's upset of Florida State. Leave it to a marine to figure that one out.

Pictures of the Day

NICE CATCH. Maryland wide receiver Quintin McCree (17) catches a touchdown pass against Wake Forest cornerback Kenny Okoro, right, during the first half. (AP Photo)

LOOK FAMILIAR?  That’s former Tar Heel Mike Paulus and brother of Duke point Guard Greg Paulus on the ground after a sack during last week’s William & Mary vs. UNC game in Chapel Hill.  That’s Tar Heel D-lineman Donte Paige-Moss getting’ his River Dance on. (Photo by Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer)
APTLY NAMED. Morning Line is taken for a gallop during a training session for the Breeder's Cup at Churchill Downs Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo)
SPECTATOR SPORT? Well…No. Organizers of the World Rowing Championships thought they could generate more spectators by having the competitors row naked.  Then they looked at the competitors.  Here,  fully clothed Erika Bello and Guilia Pollini of Italy compete in the Lightweight Women's Double Sculls heat during day one of the World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro on October 31, 2010 in Cambridge, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images AsiaPac)
LOOKING OR PEEING?  Looking.  Ian Poulter of Britain looks for his ball in the woods during the first day of competition in the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club, in Shanghai on November 4, 2010. Poulter completed the first round with a two-under-70. (Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Miami QB Questionable Against Maryland

According to the AP, Stephen Morris is going into the week as Miami’s presumptive starter at quarterback, taking over while Jacory Harris recovers from a concussion.

Morris has not been formally named the starter—he’s still fourth-string on the depth chart, technically—but Miami coach Randy Shannon said Harris would “probably not” be available for Saturday’s game against Maryland.

Harris will not practice on Tuesday afternoon, and Morris will take the first-team reps in that workout.

“There’s going to be a lot of weight on his shoulders, but we’re going to have to rely on our defense, really,” Shannon said. “Our defense is going to have to play extremely well this week … for the young man to be successful.”

Harris was injured in last Saturday’s 24-19 loss to Virginia, though was in the film room with teammates Tuesday morning. Doctors are monitoring several aspects of Harris’ condition, including how sensitive his eyes are to light and how he responds to noise and subtle movements of his head.

ACC Players of the Week

OFFENSIVE BACK - Russell Wilson, NC State, QB, r-Jr., 5-11, 201, Richmond, Va. (Collegiate) Wilson directed the NC State offense to its come-from-behind victory over the Seminoles. Wilson completed 18 of 28 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown, and also carried the ball 17 times for 69 net yards and three touchdowns, accounting for all four of the Wolfpack's scores. Wilson's three rushing touchdowns were a career high. Wilson was especially effective in the second half; with NC State trailing 21-7 in the third quarter, he completed five of seven passes for 24 yards, and rushed five times for 43 yards and two touchdowns to tie the game at 21-21. In the fourth quarter he completed five of six passes for 74 yards, including the game-winning touchdown, which came on fourth-and-goal from the FSU 1-yard line with 2:40 to play.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Cooper Helfet, Duke, TE, Jr., 6-4, 240, Kentfield, Calif. (Redwood & Santa Rosa Junior College) In Duke's 34-31 win, Helfet caught a season-best and team-high seven passes for a season-high 69 yards. Four of his seven receptions produced 1st downs. He also recovered a Navy onsides kick attempt at the 2:34 mark of the fourth quarter to help preserve the victory. Helfet had three catches for 31 yards and two first downs as Duke executed its two-minute offense just prior to halftime. He was a key component of a Duke offense that posted 456 total yards, 36:57 of possession time and zero turnovers.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Luke Kuechly, Boston College, MLB, So., 6-3, 235, Cincinnati, Ohio (Saint Xavier) Kuechly, who leads the nation in tackles, finished the day with 14 (10 solos, 4 assists), to extend the nation's longest streak of games with 10 or more tackles to 17. He also registered the potential game-saving interception with 1:42 remaining in the game, by picking off a Kyle Parker pass at the BC 45 on second down. The Eagles were able to run the clock down to 43 seconds before Clemson took over for one last drive that ended on the Clemson 43 with a Parker incompletion as time expired. Kuechly also was credited a TFL assist.

CO-DEFENSIVE BACK - Chase Minnifield, Virginia, CB, Jr., 6-0, 185, Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) Minnifield had two interceptions and four tackles in UVa's 24-19 upset of Miami at Scott Stadium. He teamed with safety Corey Mosley to help the Cavaliers tie the school record with five interceptions during the game. Minnifield's first interception came in the second quarter and set up UVa's first touchdown of the game. His second came in the third quarter when UVa led 17-0 but Miami had driven to the Cavaliers' 17-yard line. Minnifield now has six interceptions this season which ties for the NCAA FCS lead.

CO-DEFENSIVE BACK - Corey Mosley, Virginia, S, Jr., 5-10, 200, Richmond, Va. (Henrico) Mosley tallied two interceptions and four tackles as UVa upset Miami, 24-19. Mosley's first pick ended a Hurricane scoring threat. With Virginia up 7-0 and UM at the 15-yard line he intercepted the ball on the eight and returned it 44 yards setting up the Cavaliers' second TD. His second interception came in the fourth quarter at the UM 30, which he returned to the Canes' 5-yard line. UVa scored one play later to go up 24-0.

SPECIALIST - Will Snyderwine, Duke, K, r-Jr., 5-11, 190, Potomac, Md. (Landon School) Snyderwine scored 10 points on two field goals and four PATs as Duke defeated Navy, 34-31. He was 2-of-2 on field goals (30 & 40 yards) and 4-of-4 on PATs. His 40-yard field goal at the 8:34 mark of the 4th period proved to be the winning margin in the three-point victory, and he has now made 11 consecutive field goals. On the season he has made all 22 of his PATs and is 46-of-46 for his career. Three of his seven kickoffs resulted in touchbacks, and he recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage.

ROOKIE - Danny O'Brien, Maryland, QB, r-Fr., 6-3, 215, Kernersville, N.C. (East Forsyth) O'Brien had a tremendous day against Wake Forest, throwing a career-high four touchdown passes in Maryland's 62-14 win over the Demon Deacons. The redshirt freshman, who has seven touchdowns and no interceptions over the last two games, completed 13 of 20 passes for 168 yards with an efficiency rating of 201.56. His 4.33-to-1 TD to interception ratio is tops in the FBS among freshmen, as is his 1.80 interception percentage. Despite not starting the first three games of the season, his 13 TD passes are tied for second in the country among freshmen.

ACC Football Links

*Can Georgia Tech beat Virginia Tech? There's always a chance with Joshua Nesbitt at quarterback.
*You can always count on B-back Anthony Allen to tweet it like it is.
*Georgia Tech's run-based scheme could provide more playing time for Jeron Gouveia-Winslow.
*A bond has formed at Virginia among former coach Al Groh's "misfits."
*Virginia coach Mike London is a storyteller, and his players are hanging on every word.
*It was a tough decision for BC safety Wes Davis to leave the football team.
*Clemson backup quarterback Tajh Boyd should see some playing time against NC State.
*Can Stephen Morris bring Miami back to life? Coach Randy Shannon still hasn't ruled out Jacoby Harris.
*A tough November lies ahead for N.C. State.UNC still has "a little bit of hope" in the Coastal Division race.
*Last year's 2-10 season is a constant source of motivation for coach Ralph Friedgen and his team.
*Anthony Allen versus Jonathan Dwyer. You might be surprised. A lack of third-down conversions has been a bigger factor for the Jackets.
*BC safety Wes Davis has decided to move on without football. It's a completely understandable move considering his medical history with the game. Defensive coordinator Bill McGovern was able to work some magic without four starters on Saturday. Now they've got to do it again -- and again -- on the road.
*A seven-win season and a bowl game doesn't sound like such a stretch now for Virginia.
*Good luck trying to make sense of Miami.
*NC State quarterback Russell Wilson was back to his 2008 form last week.
*Butch Davis had to tell his team to "man up" against William & Mary?
*FSU is recruiting some top talent, but ...
*Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams is getting closer to full strength just when the team needs him most -- in November.
*Duke's win over Navy is something it can build on.

Singler, Barnes Pre-Season All-Americans

Duke senior Kyle Singler was the leading vote-getter – and only repeat selection – on the Associated Press pre-season men’s basketball All-America team, announced yesterday.

Meanwhile, North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes is the first freshman to make the list since voting began before the 1986-87 season.

"This is indicative of the great respect that Harrison has nationally, and it's an unbelievable accomplishment for a freshman," UNC coach Roy Williams told the AP. "I know Harrison would agree, however, that it would be even more exciting to make the All-America team that's picked after the season.

Singler, who helped lead his team to the NCAA title last season, was listed on 62 of the 65 ballots of the 65-member national media panel. He was on the pre-season first team last season and finished with an honorable mention postseason selection.

"Someone asked me if we don't win a national championship, will it ruin the year? You just never know what to expect in the year and toward the end of the year. We're not worried about that right now," Singler told the AP. "There's so much we can accomplish, especially at the beginning of the year and the middle of the year. There's so much to learn and experience."

Joining Singler and Barnes on the team were Jacob Pullen of Kansas State with 53 votes, Jimmer Fredette of BYU, who received 49 votes, and JaJuan Johnson of Purdue, who got 46. Barnes received the lowest vote total of the starters with 17.

Clemson RB Ellington Out Two Weeks

Clemson running back Andre Ellington will miss at least the next two games with a toe injury suffered in a loss 16-10 Saturday at Boston College, coach Dabo Swinney announced Sunday.
The injury means that N.C. State (6-2, 3-1 ACC) will not have to face the most productive player on the Tigers' offense when it visits Clemson on Saturday. The ACC announced Sunday that the game will kick off at noon at Clemson's Memorial Stadium.

Ellington leads Clemson with 686 rushing yards and leads the ACC in all-purpose yards with 128.9 per game.

ACC In Polls

N.C. State crept back into the rankings in both The Associated Press' and USA Today polls on Sunday after edging Florida State 28-24 on Thursday night. The Wolfpack is No. 23 in the AP poll and No. 25 in the USA Today poll.

AP Top 25: 20 Virginia Tech (6-2), 23 North Carolina State (6-2) and 24 Florida State (6-2)

USA Today/ESPN: 22 Virginia Tech (6-2), 24 Florida State (6-2) and 25 North Carolina State (6-2)

Dear Mr. Snyder

Well, it’s the bye week, do you want the good news or the bad news.

Ah, what the heck, let’s go GOOD news.

The Redskins have the same number of victories after eight games as they had all of LAST SEASON and they already have MORE turnovers.

The BAD news? Well, we won’t BELABOR it, but in about two minutes, thirty seconds in Detroit on Sunday Coach Shanny singlehandedly undermined EVERYTHING he and the Redskins had built since he was hired.

How very ZORNIAN. We were surprised he didn’t run a FAKE punt after the disastrous Res GROSSman experiment.

Then after the game he says McNabb doesn’t know his two minute offense as well as GROSSman.

Then the next day in his Monday presser, Coach Shanny says he was hurt or he wasn’t in good enough shape to call two plays in a row and run the hurry-up offense. He kept saying that GROSSman had run the no huddle the previous week while preparing for Indy. Uh, coach, you played the Colts TWO weeks ago…

Anyway, the quarterback is under the bus and ESPN says offensive coordinator Little Shanny doesn’t like his PRACTICE habits and they don’t see Donovan as the answer to the QB position here in Washington. Jeez.

Look, we knew Shanahan was an egotistical CONTROL freak, but, hey, what successful NFL head coach isn’t? BUT, after beating up Sir Albert In The Can, now he opens his little personal can of WHOOP ASS on the starting QB. As Seth and Amy would say, REALLY?

My guess is he had no IDEA what was coming after his post-game comments. The backlash that started Monday morning with both fans and media is now RAGING full blast. Thankfully, Randy Moss is still around to DISTRACT the national media.

Nice, Coach, NICE!

Of course, there are those who are saying that Coach was trying to PROTECT McNabb during the final two minutes. If that were true, the way the offensive line played, he should have sat his starting quarterback the FIRST 58 minutes and let him play the last TWO.

Good luck CLAIMING Moss. We’re pullin’ for ya!

What the heck, anybody SEEN Jeff George.

Your Loyal Fan

Pictures of the Day

LONG DROUGHT BUSTERS. The San Francisco Giants celebrate their 3-1 victory to win the World Series over the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
NUMBER ONE BUSTER. Florida State Seminole Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with the World Series Championship trophy. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
THAT’S GONNA STING. Series MVP Edgar Renteria celebrates with teammates after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas.  Renteria hit a three-run homer. (AP Photo)
STREET PARTY. San Francisco baseball fans celebrate the Giants World Series Baseball win over the Texas Rangers outside AT&T Park on November 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
TUCK FEXAS.  Don’t really need to say anymore than that. Actually, they should be thanking Texas for a bunch of bad strategy that helped the Giants win… (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)  
FEAR THE BEARD. Fans of Giants’ closer Brian Wilson. (Photo by Reuters)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

ACC Upset Saturday

BOSTON COLLEGE 16, CLEMSON 10 - There are certain losses that have fans, boosters, etc. calling for a coach's head. This could be one for Dabo.

VIRGINIA 24, MIAMI 19 - First big gigantic win for Mike London.

DUKE 34, Navy 31- We figured Navy would gain a zillion yards on Duke's awful run defense...That said, we didn't see the Blue Devils hanging 34 on the Mids.

NORTH CAROLINA 21, William & Mary 17 - Heels avoid pulling a "Hokie" with  narrow win over CAA power.

MARYLAND 62, WAKE FOREST 14 - Maryland gets bowl eligible for the seventh time in Ralph's ten years. He said all week his Terps were getting better with each game and, evidently, he wasn't kidding.

To read more, click here.

Pictures of the Day

MIGHTY DUCK.  LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks is tackled for a loss by Shane Horton #23 of the USC Trojans during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  The Ducks won the game  53-32 and James rushed for 239 yards and three touchdowns. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
TWO TO ONE.  A fan of the Texas Rangers celebrates as the Rangers defeat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 in Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 30, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Giants lead the series 2 games to one. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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