Original photo is via the terrific Ivan Morozov.
Georgia Tech's NCAA appeal was denied. The Bees 2009 ACC Championship remains vacated, but their 222-0 victory over the Frat Bros of Cumberland remains.
"We feel strongly that Friday nights should be reserved for high school football and we want to do everything that we can to cooperate with the high schools and protect their game," Swofford said. "High school football is extremely important to college football and it is vital that we work together on matters such as this."
Even if it means more money for the ACC and its schools I'm against it. It's another day off from work, quirk to manage on a schedule, gimmicky and cheap.
Chris Brown of Smart Football dissects North Carolina's new offense and defense at Inside Carolina. Larry Fedora has a background in the passing game, but his pro-style spread is a balanced attack. Bryn Renner will be expected carry the ball some, but Fedora won't need him to be his Denard. Rather, he'll run it to keep defenses honest. Get used to knowing what the inverted veer is. On defense Dan Disch and Vic Koenning will implement a multiple 4-2-5/3-3-5 scheme. It's success will rely on the flexibility of three players: the Bandit (hybrid OLB/DE), strong safety (rover), and Spur (hybrid OLB/S kind of like our Whip) that will be able to lineup in multiple fronts, gain matchup advantages and confuse opposing offenses. It's a very modern approach on both sides of the ball that would get me excited if I were a Heel.
Herma's Readers is one of the many reasons why I love the Frankinator. Coach donated another 50-larger to reading programs across the state.
That's officer Adibi. The Hokies defensive end has gone from chasing down quarterback to perps. My favorite quote is, "I always try to have my head on a swivel. I treat every call as if something's going to happen. I don't want to get complacent." That right there is a football player with a badge talking. Awesome.
MOAR ANDY BITTER. He caught up with Charlie Wiles and asked him about the defensive line. No one's job is safe, a competition at every position, and that's how it should be.
And I think Hop is going to be in a battle. I think he's talented, man. He is a talented guy. He taps into about 90 percent of his ability. That's where he needs to get better. He can do some things that will get him drafted. But that motor don't run all the time, man. That motor don't run all the time with Antoine Hopkins.
Wiles and Foster have said this about Hop since forever, and there's enough talent behind him that he actually gets beat out.
Reading into the following response, this might be how we're going to handle the wealth of talent along the d-line.
I asked before about dominating defensive lines. What goes into that and is there one you've coached here that sticks out in your mind?
"In '98 we were sophomore-junior and then we came back with that same group in '99 and we were rolling eight, nine players and we stayed healthy. They key to that is obviously staying healthy. Unselfish players that are not worried about how many plays they're playing but how well they're playing."
Fresh legs, experience, and a variety of fronts/looks are some of the benefits of rotating three-deep along the line.