UNC clears Draughn for Tech game; TV time undecided

North Carolina running back Shaun Draughn, one of the players suspended for the LSU game, has been cleared to return for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech. He has been the Tar Heels’ starter the past two seasons.

“Shaun has been cleared and will be able to join the team this week as an active participant,” Coach Butch Davis of UNC said this morning at his weekly press briefing at the Kenan Football Center. “As far as Shaun’s role, certainly we’ll try to get him back into the flow of things.”

Davis would not say if he expected any other players to be cleared this week. Marvin Austin, a senior defensive tackle, is still suspended and cannot participate in any football related activities.

“He is still in the process of earning his way back on the practice squad,” Davis said.

Draughn has rushed for 1,433 yards and four touchdowns the past two seasons. Tech is allowing 159.5 rushing yards per game.

Bill Cole of the Winston-Salem Journal sent me that info.

The start time for Georgia Tech’s game against N.C. State on Sept. 25 will be decided at  a later date. ABC and ESPN decided to wait to announce that game, as well as three more. It will be announced by Sept. 19.

Other times:

Thursday, Sept. 23 (Previously Announced)

Miami at Pittsburgh, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Florida International at Maryland, ESPNU, 12 p.m.

VMI at Virginia, ESPN3.com, 1:30 pm

Army at Duke, ESPN3.com, 3 p.m.

ABC/ESPN and the ACC Network also have exercised a six-day option on the following games with the gametimes and networks to be announced no later than 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 19. The games held are:

Virginia Tech at Boston College

Wake Forest at Florida State

NC State at Georgia Tech

North Carolina at Rutgers (under Big East TV contract)

ESPN3.com is ESPN’s video streaming platform

37 comments Add your comment

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
12:54 pm

hey bugs where u ranked now?

young jacket

September 13th, 2010
12:56 pm

about the same place as your pups

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
12:59 pm

but behind right?

juvenal

September 13th, 2010
1:01 pm

the Walls will be atumblin’ down now, fer sho’…….

GT Fan

September 13th, 2010
1:01 pm

old dawg, shut your mouth. Your team is not any better than ours right now. You sure are talking a big game after only scoring 6 points.

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:01 pm

normally i dont get into all that smack talk but after almost 2 yrs hearing from tech fans how there ranked higher than the dogs i just had too.

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:03 pm

and i aint said a word i’m using this little keyboard thingy

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:04 pm

and until we play again we are better or do u still remember the the 45-42 seems there was another game after that

reality

September 13th, 2010
1:06 pm

Old Dawg…UGA has it’s own big problems. Now go to your blog or get back to the fryer.

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:07 pm

aww nobody wants to play lol

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:08 pm

yes we do and ya’ll been pointing it out forever just pointing out were better than u in every statistic this year except rushing

reality

September 13th, 2010
1:14 pm

Good…I have you going to Shreveport. Good luck.

collegeballfan

September 13th, 2010
1:20 pm

To both UGA & GT fans – How is that new 3 – 4 thingamajig going?

GT+CPJ=SUCCESS

September 13th, 2010
1:20 pm

old dawg your defense looked just as anemic as ours so I would not be to giddy.

GT+CPJ=SUCCESS

September 13th, 2010
1:23 pm

collegeballfan,
From a two game standpoint, um not to good. I just wanted to see better play compared too last year and have not given up hope. I did not expect greatness in year one and look for both teams to improve as the season goes on and be really good next season.

reality

September 13th, 2010
1:26 pm

I was a big believer of the spread option 2 years ago. Now I am beginning to wonder…

5150 P.O.A.D.

September 13th, 2010
1:27 pm

Old dawg TECH was in their gane UGA was never in the USCe game. USC tried to let you guys win it and you still couldn’t find the endzone with all thet talent. Hill makes the TD catch to end the first half and Yech never is behind the rest of the game even with the 3 bad penalities.

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:28 pm

guess it ate that one so reality before u go to speaking out ur butt again i’m a machinist with 30 yrs exp and will be heading that way soon

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:30 pm

ummmm i think we were in ours too till late and if ealey hadn’t fumbled who knows?

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:36 pm

and collegeballfan i read in our blog that we’re top 20 in six defensive catagories> now i didn’t research that but just sayin.
total defense
scoring defense
pass defense
sacks
tackles for loss
interceptions

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:37 pm

and yes i d expect those stats to get hurt this weekend

dagnabit

September 13th, 2010
1:46 pm

Arkansas is going to hurt more than stats this week. Murray may need crutches on monday.

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:51 pm

uh since when did arkansas get a big bad defense?

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
1:59 pm

dagnabit i may have come on here to have some fun with the tech fans but at least i’m not making stuff up

juvenal

September 13th, 2010
2:04 pm

i’d say we both need all the fun we can get….

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
2:05 pm

gt45

September 13th, 2010
2:06 pm

Od,I like our chances of being 2-1 a whole lot better than yours. Your D has as many holes in it as ours!

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
2:08 pm

yes ur right we do have holes i happen to think we have more talent to fix ours tho

old dawg

September 13th, 2010
2:09 pm

its been fun guys i’ll be back around midnight to see how much u ganged up om me while i wasn’t here lol

Tech Man

September 13th, 2010
2:17 pm

Old Dawg, You are old…and a dawg. Everyone feels sorry for you. Why would anyone gang up on you?

Damon Evans

September 13th, 2010
2:19 pm

a martini for old dawg. We sure looked great this past weekend against Visor Boy.

Big Dawg Fan

September 13th, 2010
2:32 pm

I was a big believer of the Pro Set offence 2 years ago. Now I am beginning to wonder… 6 points?

Big Dawg Fan

September 13th, 2010
2:39 pm

We need to go to the triple option. This is not working. 6 points? We need to fire all the coaches, change our colors to blue and green. Shoot the Dog and become the UGA Horn Toads. We got to do something!!!!!

Onimonipea

September 13th, 2010
3:11 pm

Confused….hearing haters saying UNC is going to get sanctioned on one hand, and hearing more players to be reinstated on the other. Are both true, or just one?

Stinger

September 13th, 2010
4:14 pm

Old dawg, Arkansas doesn’t need a big bad defense to stomp the dawgs. Have you looked at your offense recently?

dd's

September 14th, 2010
12:40 am

I knew it was just a matter of time before uga fans started favoring the triple option, so instead of pointing the finger at GT for not throwing the ball (Kansas was example of prime reason not to)now uga is rethinking they may be the way to go, no $hit

Brian

September 14th, 2010
9:30 am

machinist= highschool dropout who never went to college= typical uga fan.