The Headlines:Top-dollar assistants
: College football teams are competing off the field for talented assistant coaches with longer and more lucrative contracts. In a very interesting twist, they also look at coaches salaries vs. the top salaries of professors at both UNC and NC State
. Not a lot of difference between the two at NC State, but look at the gap at UNC between top coaches and top profs. More disturbing (and, I'm sure, we'll hear more about this after the article gets passed around the campus community today) is the disparity between top profs at UNC vs. those at NC State. Wow......
The following figures show the salaries of assistant football coaches at six ACC public universities
that made the figures available. I went into the wrong line of work........Maryland's offense takes on healthier look
. Fullback Cesa returns, may play against WVU; tackle Gaither improves
Another stupid decision by the NCAA: Division I basketball and football players from schools closed by Hurricane Katrina will still have to sit out for a year if they transfer
to one of the many colleges that have offered admission, NCAA president Myles Brand said Tuesday. They get more stupid and pointless by the second. Don't agree? Take it to the comments section.
Clemson's Duane Coleman, a third-string tailback, switches to cornerback
with hope of seeing more playing time.
Frank Dascenzo of the Durham Herald Sun says that one game and one loss into the 2005 football season, North Carolina's John Bunting is certain of one thing: His new quarterback, senior Matt Baker, can get the ball to his receivers, and if they catch it the Tar Heels have a chance to win.
I'll know more after this weekend and reserve further judgment until then.
Hosting scrappy UConn this Saturday, Georgia Tech looks to go 3-0 for first time since 2001.
"Man-Child" Morgan is impressing the folks at Virginia Tech with his aggressive play
on game day, and in practice.Deacons are not smiling
. WFU's Grobe says that Mauk needs to avoid trying to do too much. Coach, you need to worry less about Mauk and more about getting your DBs a little closer than 15yds off the line of scrimmage, and teaching your punt returner that it's OK to take a knee when he's 10 yards deep in the endzone..
More by John Delong on the Pack's crowded, and loaded backfield
. They should have great fun this weekend running over Eastern Kentucky.
Sound performance Groh's practice goal. Coach has music blaring to prepare the Cavaliers for noise in Carrier Dome.BC's 1st league exam: 'Noles
: FSU's struggles in recent road games mix in with ACC hype, but with 4,500 allotted tickets sold through its athletic department, FSU will be well-represented at Saturday's sold-out game at Boston College. Now, the Seminoles get to see BC's All American, Mathias Kiwanuka, first hand. More on Mathias
from the Boston Globe.
A great read by Nolan Hayes of the Durham Herald Sun on the delicate balancing act of football scheduling
, North Carolina style. The moral of the story: be careful what you sign up for
When North Carolina scheduled Wisconsin in 1995 for football....the Badgers were far from a power. That is no longer the case. Louisville had experienced several losing seasons when it agreed to a contract with UNC. Before getting Urban Meyer as coach, Utah was nothing more than a name school that UNC could play to get a nice trip and some exposure on the West Coast. Connecticut, which won the Motor City Bowl last season, wasn't even in Division I-A.
Now they are all legit and set to beat the Heels brains in. Which raises another question: Why can a coach get it done at Wisconsin (good academic school) and not at Chapel Hill. Hmmmmmm..Hokie Notes
from the TimesDispatch.
In a bit of non ACC news, the Aggie-Eagle Classic football series, which has matched Div. II N.C. Central with Div. I-AA North Carolina A&T at N.C. State's Carter-Finley Stadium for the past 12 seasons, apparently has been suspended
. Former A&T coach and current NC Central AD Bill Hayes says the following
"It is a shame that North Carolina A&T has made the decision to end one of the oldest football rivalries in the state of North Carolina and in Black College sports history," Hayes said. "The Eagles and Aggies have been playing football for more than 80 years. It has been a proud tradition -- one that has brought many friends and families together to celebrate this great rivalry.
Just for the folks who don't know the background, this is a complete BS snowjob by the folks at A&T. Bill Hayes is COMPLETELY responsible for building their program, their stadium (nearly 30,000 seats) and their growing football identity. He left them a championship program when he was run out of the school for, apparently, butting heads with the wrong boosters. Their program has been in shambles ever since while NCCU is on the rise under his leadership. Shame on the Aggies for this gutless move!!!
Now.....back to the conference:Friedgen hopes changes lead to results on offense
. Terps FB Cesa could return for Saturday's game vs. West Virginia; Freshman OT Gaither making strides
Former Virginia long-snapper Ryan Childress is among Gov. Warner's staff in Louisiana coordinating relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina
. That's good stuff, Ryan!!!
Brian Murphy of the Macon Telegraph on why GT was passing up the chance to run the ball
during the 4th quarter in their victory over UNC.
Leading 27-14 in the fourth quarter and needing to run out the clock for its second consecutive victory, Georgia Tech didn't simply hand the ball to standout tailback P.J. Daniels on Saturday against North Carolina
I didn't get it, either.
Wright and Olsen: UM's instant classic combo. Against FSU, Kyle Wright and Greg Olsen were the most prolific UM quarterback-tight end duo in one game since 1985
, a point that we are sure has not gone unnoticed by the Clemson Tigers.
A Note on Basketball: Bad news for Sean May and the Bobcats - May had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee
Tuesday and will not be ready to play when training camp begins next month.