The Daily Roundup: Free Throw Friday
Getting you mind right:
The Weekend Smoke from the Stogie Guys: Romeo y Julieta Vintage III. Get over there!
Jason Williams signs with Nets:"Former Duke star gets another chance." Good luck, Jason.
Surprise teams bring new perspective:"Rutgers, Wake Forest, Missouri, Washington are gaining attention."
The Conference Headlines:
Concerns over Ramblin' Wreck, Blue Devils. This is a video piece from the Roanoke Times. Not too bad.
The Enemy Watch Blog from the AJC- Back to the Nether Lands. Get over there!!
Hokies vs. Jackets: High-Tech Anticipation
Tech balance is a concern for Hokies:"There's more than one big-play threat in Georgia Tech's offense. "
VA TECH: Flowers power:"Strong showing in the Gator Bowl gave Tech cornerback confidence. When Virginia Tech's Jimmy Williams was ejected from the Gator Bowl in January, instant reaction among Hokies faithful couldn't have been too good."
They are Making pancakes at Virginia Tech.
BC's Glasper in running to return:"The Eagles, who watched North Carolina State march 72 yards for the winning touchdown (with 46 seconds and no timeouts left), may have some help on the way in the form of senior strong safety Ryan Glasper, who has been idle since the spring, nursing a surgically repaired torn labrum and cartilage in his left hip"
Clemson’s master of elusion:"James Davis is making a name for himself as a power back, and the Tigers are reeling in the touchdowns"
Lots of sleepless mornings go in to Clemson’s pregame balloon tradition: That's a lot of balloons!
Watkins enjoys a leading role Post Comment :"For more than three years, Clemson's Nick Watkins got by on athleticism and a devilishly charming grin while first grieving about the death of his older brother then worrying about his family in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina."
TECH STAR QUESTIONABLE :"Jackets receiver Calvin Johnson practiced Thursday, but coach Chan Gailey said his thigh injury is bothering him enough that there will be a "game-day" decision as to whether he plays Saturday at Virginia Tech." That would be a bummer.
Hokies are a headache:"The AJC's Jeff Schultz thinks Virginia Tech will hurt the Jackets Saturday. "
Injuries force FSU to adapt:"The best situation is for a player to learn a new position during the preseason or in the spring. But after a quiet preseason and first game, injuries are taking a toll and forcing Florida State defensive players to learn new positions on the run."
Rules delay debut of Seminole :"Two days before Clemson came to town, Florida State freshman defensive end Kevin McNeil was pacing the field at Doak Campbell Stadium."
Seminoles short-handed in defensive backfield:"Starting cornerback Tony Carter (knee) watched Thursday's practice on crutches, and his replacement, Michael Ray Garvin, as well as Jamie Robinson, who was named a starter earlier this week, also missed practice. This left defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews with two freshmen working with the first-team defense."
Noles' QB can relate to Evans:"Weatherford became a starter early."
FSU needs Watson at defensive end »
Support strongest at home:"Whether consoling their husbands or sheltering their families from criticism, the wives of the UM football coaching staff have their hands full these days."
Talent gap at UM? :"This dissection of what's wrong with the Hurricanes feels more like an autopsy than an analysis."
Deacons' Bryant makes most of opportunity:"De'Angelo Bryant is making the most of his sudden rise up the depth chart."
Hit by De'Bus: Deacons' Bryant is a handful for defenders to tackle:" De'Angelo Bryant was a church musician for about six years, playing in the same band at the same church as his grandfather.De'Angelo played drums. His grandfather, Willie James Bryant, played piano."
Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer - Bunting's charisma is not enough:"Since Mack Brown left for Texas after the 1997 season, North Carolina has won 41 football games and lost 57. "
Maryland Wide Receiver Weatherly Returns From Foot Injury
Swinging for perfection :"Each step is critical for UNC kicker Connor Barth. He visualizes success, then takes three steps back and two to the left. Each step must be precise: 'If not, it can throw you off a lot on your plant foot.'."
Cavs like their find:"Redshirt freshman Jeffrey Fitzgerald has been a big help to the inexperienced UVa defensive line so far."
Dacenzo: Dilweg sees some potential:"Anthony Dilweg will be on the sideline Saturday for the Virginia-Duke football game wondering what you and I are wondering -- can Duke win a game?"
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