Alright, first off I hope that I’ve made some progress in efforts to clean up the blog a bit. I don’t mind a bit of trash talking, but it was devolving into something that was neither entertaining nor useful. I realize the few bad apples thing….
Now, on to football.
Wait, I lied. On to Sports Illustrated. I don’t know who was on the cover of yours this week, but mine featured Ole Miss as the cover story for the College Football Preview section. SI likes to do regional coverages, but I’m not sure what Ole Miss has to do with Atlanta.
Anyway, it ranks Georgia Tech 12th and predicts the Jackets to to go 9-3, 6-2. It predicts Virginia Tech to defeat FSU for the ACC championship. Of course this was written before Darren Evans was ruled out for the season with a torn ACL.
Other ACC teams in SI’s top 20: Virginia Tech (5), FSU (16) and North Carolina (20).
On to Wednesday’s wrap up. The team finished with an 11-on-11 drill that didn’t seem as crisp as others. The offensive line still seems to be searching for its mojo when it comes to pass protection. However, there were several nice plays made iby either side in other drills, some of which I documented in the notebook that my friends in digital have already posted on ajc.com, so please sneak a peek-a-loo.
Practices will be closed starting Monday, so I won’t be able to tell you the good and bad from each day. However, I’m sure Coach Johnson will fill us in, and his opinion carries a little more weight than mine.
Apparently there’s a bit of a misconception that the Clemson game on Thursday, Sept. 10 has been sold out. It has not. There are seats available.
In basketball news, Rivals just ranked Tech’s class as the fourth-best in the country, for what it’s worth.
In tennis, sophomore Kevin King defeated the No. 1 juniors player in the country, Alexander Domijan, 6-7 (0), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the fourth round of the USTA National Championships Wednesday in Kalamazoo, Mich.
I’m pretty good at Wii tennis, but that’s about it.
SI’s theme is teams that can crash the BCS party. Tell me who you think will crash the ACC party this year, and why? It’s no secret that Virginia Tech has ruled the roost the past few years. Is this the year that N.C. State, led by QB Russell Wilson, cracks the title game? What about Dabo and Clemson? Will Tech win it?