MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 22: A member of the Miami Hurricanes Cheerleaders watches the action against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sun Life Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Another week, another set of links. A lot of the tv times were announced, which only adds to the growing excitement the season is just around the corner. You have your national, ACC, and Miami specific, so choose your own adventure. I'll be at the first game up in Chesnut Hill, putting on my best Masshole impersonation so as to not disturb the natives. All you readers that click but don't comment (we can see you reading!) let us know if you're going up there as well. Enjoy the rest below.
A very well done season preview of Miami from Paul Myerberg over at Pre-Snap Read, whose opinion on all things cfb I respect greatly. I wish he didn't have the Canes topping out at 5 wins this season, but all the warning signs are there.
An old tidbit hit the wires this week about eternal God Howard Schnellenger suspending backup QB Mark Richt back in 1982 for reasons unknown. I think we all know what it was, but were just afraid to admit. Stealing car stereos, yo. Back before it was cool and everyone did it.
Speaking of being suspended...not sure it gets you any cool points in year end voting, but Ray-Ray Armstrong is listed on the pre-season Bednarik watch list. That's top defensive player for all those out there dumb enough to pay attention to awards that put half the country on it before each season.
The Sun-Sentinel has a new Hurricanes beat writer, Michael Casagrande, who hails from a previous similar stint at Alabama. With new Canes Ebay gear, a top basketball recruit being released from his LOI, and Hurricanes in the London Olympics, it was a busy first week for the off-season.
Around the ACC
North Carolina had a nice little "no-show" Sopranos style Summer Session going on. Lost in all this Penn State, Miami, and Ohio State scandals is that UNC is probably going to get smacked pretty hard by the NCAA.
Florida State CB Greg Reid was arrested in south Georgia earlier this week, due to a suspended license and very little marijuana on his persons. Little advice, Greg? I've driven through Valdosta many a time, and Disney World ain't going anywhere. Slow down and enjoy that boring I-75 view.
Wake Forest adds four commits, all unheralded guys who Jim Grobe will no doubt turn into a team that shuts out Florida State on the road. What, you don't care about the Demon Deacons? Yeah, neither do I, but space must be filled people!
Va Tech injury updates. Is there a Sean Glennon hiding back there in the depth chart somewhere? We need a solid but tremendously ugly 13-10 win again one of these years. /checks off Sean Glennon joke for second week in a row