Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Virginia Tech Stumbles, Miami Rumbles: 10 Thoughts on the ACC Opening Weekend

1. For a second straight year, Bud Foster’s defense struggles early in the season. Last year, Virginia Tech turned it around. Can they do it again?

2. Miami now carries the banner for the ACC national title hopes and they have a great opportunity this weekend at Ohio State, a team they can match in talent.

3. Georgia Tech was uninspiring in their opener and did not answer any questions. Being inspired for week two just got tougher as opponent Kansas lost at home to North Dakota State.

4. I give North Carolina and especially their QB T.J. Yates credit for fighting back from 30-10 deficit and nearly beating LSU. Unfortunately, it looks the NCAA stuff is not close to over with assistant John Blake’s resignation.

5. FSU sent a message on Saturday that they can beat up on their former coach’s alma mater. The season begins this Saturday in Norman against Oklahoma.

6. Thunder and Lightning struck in Clemson Saturday in the form of Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington. Could Clemson actually be better running the ball this year with two contributors?

7. It was great to see Mark Herzlich back on the field for Boston College. He needs to be on the field a lot more for BC’s defense to improve.

8. Maryland was lucky to beat Navy. Maybe the luck is on the Terps side this year. It certainly was not last year.

9. Virginia’s new coach beat his old team – Richmond -a good start for a team that lost to William & Mary to open last year.

10. Wake Forest won the game but lost the battle of trick plays against Presbyterian

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