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August 21, 2013



The NCAA can "go pound sand"......


3rd.....on this page :-)

The Dude

I hope the NCAA is deliberately withholding punnishment. It will only help when we take them to court and supena the documents.


No. 3. Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

Previous ranking: No. 11

Making the case for Johnson: He had what was arguably the greatest freshman season in school history. Still need more? Johnson, who was named the ACC’s overall and offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012, was one of the ACC’s most electric kick returners, and he set the school single-season record with 892 kick return yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a freshman-record 947 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 2,060 all-purpose yards were the second-most in program history.

Johnson played in all 12 games last year and made five starts. He also had six games with 200-plus all-purpose yards and four 100-yard rushing games. He was named the ACC’s Rookie of the Week a league-best five-times. It’s possible Johnson could be even better this fall, as all five starters return on the offensive line, and the Canes have one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Stephen Morris.


JW- I really like the home schedule. Getting Duke, FSU, Syracuse, Notre Dame and BC at the BUC is a really good thing.

Boston College is bound to surprise some people. Really young team last season, and Hanlan was a freak.

orange 'n green in the vein

Just saw this in (Wo)Mandel's mailbag, all I can say is, well, let's let him take it instead;

" I have a question about another "smart" school: Georgia Tech. Considering its history and location, Tech is a school that could (arguably should) thrive like Vandy or Stanford. But the Jackets seem to be stuck, at best, competing for the ACC Coastal division title. What's holding Georgia Tech back?
--Vince, Washington D.C.

It seems to me the Jackets were humming along just fine until Al Groh showed up on the scene. Paul Johnson's program was coming off an 11-win season, ACC title and Orange Bowl berth when the recently fired Virginia coach became its defensive coordinator. It proceeded to go 16-16 with a 2-4 start last year, until Johnson dismissed Groh in early October; Tech went 5-3 the rest of the way, won its division (albeit by default) and limited USC to seven points in the Sun Bowl.

OK, that's a bit harsh and simplistic, but Georgia Tech is not exactly a program in disarray. In fact, they're my dark horse to win the ACC this season. (Anyone besides Clemson or Florida State is a dark horse this year.) Quarterback Vad Lee is by far the best passer Johnson has had to run his option-based offense, which should make the Jackets tough to defend. Former Auburn and Penn State coordinator and Tech alum Ted Roof was an excellent choice as defensive coordinator. That unit showed improvement late last season and has some nice pieces to stop the pass. Academic requirements are not the same hurdle at Georgia Tech that they are at the schools I profiled. Like most ACC programs, Tech gets "special admits." However, due to its location, Tech is recruiting head-to-head with nearly the entire SEC. Johnson is not considered a particularly good recruiter, and the triple-option is often a tough sell. But Tech did greatly enhance its recruiting department this offseason, which could prove beneficial."

Entire playbook this year, just remember that.


Johnson is not considered a particularly good recruiter, and the triple-option is often a tough sell.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 22, 2013 at 04:52 PM

"Tough", because it's hard not to get kids to laugh at you, when you tell em' you're gonna be the feature back in that souped up Wishbone offense.

Sarasota 'cane

Don't care where they went to school and if they went to UM they definitely need to have the light shined on them so they can be exposed for the proverbial cockroaches they really are.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 22, 2013 at 03:02 PM

Looks like we'll find out sooner rather than later whether any UM players were involved...


This thing is about to get really ugly now that the FED has convened a Grand Jury.

Terrance Sullivan

Deep down i tink it will be a 60/40 Canes to Crocs fan ratio. I forgot there is a million Croc fans in Dade County. Thats why the Fins cater to them. Oh well August 30th and September 7th cant get here soon enough. Go Canes!



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