Rivals.com rates Bruce Taylor number 72 in their 2011 top 100 players countdown.
THE BUZZ: Taylor capitalized on the opportunity presented when a preseason injury sidelined Barquell Rivers. He recorded a team-high 84 tackles -- 15.5 for loss --- to earn second-team All-ACC honors. Taylor already has earned a reputation as a big-play performer. HIs pass deflection resulted in a pick-six in the ACC title game victory over Florida State, and he recorded two sacks each in wins over Boston College and Georgia Tech.
I will note that Bruce is a massive and imposing human that looks capable of butting up a rhinoceros when you see him up close and in person. However, he is compassionate and doesn't take the opportunity to form-tackle an out-of-shape groom who has a couple of drinks in him just because he "wants to see what it feels like."
Pat yourselves on the back, you helped sellout season tickets in Lane for the 12th consecutive season.
Heather Dinich makes another list using arbitrary criteria. She ranks David Wilson the second best back in the ACC.
He was the team's third-leading rusher a year ago with 619 yards and 5.5 yards per carry. Now he’s got the spotlight to himself, and has a chance to become an All-American in both track and football.
HD tags Boston College's Montel Harris as the best back in the conference. For the record Montel Harris does not eat Chick-fil-A on Sundays.
Is there anyone out there that doesn't think Tech will start 4-0?
The bad blood between the Hokies and 'Noles looks about ready to boil over.
But like it or not, FSU might just be establishing a fourth rivalry: the Virginia Tech Hokies. FSU has played the Hokies four times in the last six seasons, winning two of four.
And the Seminoles might just be seeing a lot more of Virginia Tech in the coming years. While the Hokies are not on the schedule this season, they are the overwhelming favorite to win the Coastal Division, just as FSU is to win the Atlantic. That would set up a December meeting between the two. FSU is scheduled to play the Hokies in 2012 and 2013. If Virginia Tech continues to win the Coastal Division in those years as well, FSU could play the Hokies five times in a span of nine football months! To put it another way, FSU could play Virginia Tech 5 times in a 30-game span!
If everything breaks as it needs to, and that's a big if, and VT and FSU play 5 times over 30-something games it will create a rivalry worthy of an overly tacky ESPN nickname. Additionally, and I normally don't bring up games that were played 10+ years ago, Hokies still have a bad taste in their mouth from the Sugar Bowl.