Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday News & Notes

--Harrison Beck has been named the new starter for NC State this Saturday, and the Pack running attack will be now be the Andre Brown Show since Toney Baker has been lost for the season.

--Jordan Steffy's grip on the Maryland QB job just got tighter, after backup Josh Portis was declared ineligible due to a mysterious "academic issue".

--Despite a spectacularly atrocious outing against Wyoming, Jameel Sewell is still the man for the Cavaliers. ACC defenses rejoice.

--Despite a lackluster outing against Clemson, Drew Weatherford is still the man for the Seminoles. ACC defenses rejoice.

--Despite a horrible outing against East Carolina, the Hokie offensive line will remain intact. LSU's defense rejoices.

--Jeff Jagodzinski prepares for the return of Tom O'Brien this Saturday. Of particular interest, check out the quote on page 2 of the article. Methinks TOB and Jags do not exchange Christmas cards.

--He wasn't their first choice, but Randy Shannon may have been the right one for Miami.

--The ACC may just have a bona-fide Heisman candidate in Georgia Tech's Tashard Choice.

--Riley Skinner's shoulder separation means backup Brett Hodges will make the start vs. Nebraska. Deja vu all over again?


contactbuzz said...

great blog. Keep up the good work. It helps that you've really been pimping my Yellow Jackets this preseason.

Brian said...

Why is Matt Ryan not considered a Heisman candidate?

Marcus said...

Brian...Ryan is still far behind guys like Brohm, Booty, Brennan, Pat White, and a few others to be thrown into the mix just yet. The RB field is a little more open Heisman-wise, with McFadden leading the way, but a logjam after that. That's where Choice can really make an impression.

Ryan's a great one, but he needs to go 10-2 at worst to even have a shot at the Top 10 in the Heisman balloting. He could throw for 4,000 yards and 30+ TDs but the QBs at the higher profile schools are just going to get more pub and exposure unless BC runs the table.