Saturday, August 18, 2007

Saturday News & Notes

--UNC head coach Butch Davis named freshman QB TJ Yates as the tentative starter for next month's opener with James Madison, thereby squashing my not-so-brilliant assumption last week regarding the QB battle.

--Clemson RB Ray Ray McElrathbey is out for the season with a torn ACL.

--The Seminoles' leader in rushing TDs in 2006, Joe Surratt, looks to be gone for the season with a fractured right fibula. Big Joe had sunk to third on the depth chart earlier in the spring before getting back in Jimbo Fisher's good graces in the last few weeks.

--One of the big concerns I have about Boston College this season continues to be a problem as opening weekend approaches.

--Duke LB Michael Tauiliili has been reinstated, just two weeks after his arrest for DWI, assault and other assorted misbehavior. The Devils' leading tackler the last two years has been suspended for the season opener with Connecticut.

--Tony Barnhart, a/k/a "Mr. College Football" (a foisted upon, or self-proclaimed moniker?), says the ACC is the 4th best conference this year. Sounds about right to me.

--Sports Illustrated and Rivals have unveiled their ACC previews, and they don't quite see things playing out the way I do.

1 comment:

Jarrett Carter said...

Wonder if Mr. College Football could beat Mr. CIAA in a steel cage match.