Tuesday, November 29, 2005

What's Buzzin' for Tuesday

Well, that powerhouse in Illinois-Chicago managed to lose to Georgia Southern tonight 89-69. Go figure. Sure doesn't instill confidence in where the team might be going, but as always - don't draw grand conclusions this early. It is what it is. Freshman are freshman. Sophomores are sophomores................................ VaTech lost game one of the ACC/Big10 Challenge versus Ohio State. It's going to be a tough year for the ACC to win the challenge. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile............................ You knew that Jarrett Jack was in the ATL last weekend because the Trailblazers beat the Hawks. You also knew that he attended the UGAg game. Did you know that the Trailblazers practiced at AMC while they were there? They did.

The All-ACC team is out, and Calvin Johnson was a unanimous 1st team choice (only C.Barklay was also a unamimous choice). The Jackets also had 4 others, including 2nd team PJ Daniels, Eric Henderson, Gerris Wilkinson and Dawan Landry. Honorable mention went to Brad Honeycutt. Also note that FSU had no 1st teamers. Here's the full list:


QB -- Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech (118)
RB -- Chris Barclay, Wake Forest (144)
RB -- Tyrone Moss, Miami (98)
WR -- Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech (144)
WR -- Chansi Stuckey, Clemson (118)
TE -- Vernon Davis, Maryland (132)
OT -- Eric Winston, Miami (121)
OT -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia (101)
OG -- Jason Murphy, Virginia Tech (95)
OG -- Kyle Ralph, North Carolina (85)
C -- Will Montgomery, Virginia Tech (85)

QB -- Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson (46)
RB -- Lance Ball, Maryland (69)
RB -- P.J. Daniels, Georgia Tech (67)
WR -- Will Blackmon, Boston College (39)
WR -- Greg Carr, Florida State (29)
TE -- Jeff King, Virginia Tech (26)
TE -- T.J. Williams, N.C. State (26)
OT -- Jimmy Martin, Virginia Tech (43)
OT -- Jeremy Trueblood, Boston College (42)
OG -- Josh Beekman, Boston College (79)
OG -- Roman Fry, Clemson (63)
C -- Pat Ross, Boston College (36)


DL -- Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College (142)
DL -- Darryl Tapp, Virginia Tech (123)
DL -- Mario Williams, N.C. State (118)
DL -- Manny Lawson, N.C. State (95)
LB -- D'Qwell Jackson, Maryland (141)
LB -- Stephen Tulloch, N.C. State (79)
LB -- Kai Parham, Virginia (78)
DB -- Jimmy Williams, Virginia Tech (114)
DB -- Kelly Jennings, Miami (107)
DB -- Tye Hill, Clemson (92)
DB -- John Talley, Duke (81)

DL -- Eric Henderson, Georgia Tech (71)
DL -- Brodrick Bunkley, Florida State (64)
DL -- Kamerion Wimbley, Florida State (52)
DL -- Jonathan Lewis, Virginia Tech (35)
LB -- A.J. Nicholson, Florida State (67)
LB -- Vince Hall, Virginia Tech (62)
LB -- Gerris Wilkinson, Georgia Tech (38)
DB -- Brandon Meriweather, Miami (78)
DB -- Josh Gattis, Wake Forest (64)
DB -- Marcus Hamilton, Virginia (53)
DB -- Dawan Landry, Georgia Tech (35)


PK -- Connor Hughes, Virginia (97)
P -- Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest (141)
S -- Devin Hester, Miami (82)

PK -- Jad Dean, Clemson (79)
P -- Adam Podlesh, Maryland (51)
S -- Darrell Blackman, N.C. State (50)

HONORABLE MENTION (20-plus points)

OFFENSE: Kyle Wright, QB, Miami (29); James Davis, RB, Clemson (21); Jesse Holley, WR, North Carolina (28); Deyon Williams, WR, Virginia (28); Sinorice Moss, WR, Miami (23); Greg Olsen, TE, Miami (25); Steve Vallos, OT, Wake Forest (33); Brad Honeycutt, OT, Georgia Tech (26); Tony Tella, OG, Miami (52); Tyler McMeans, OG, Miami (47); David Castillo, C, Florida State (31).

DEFENSE: Orien Harris, DL, Miami (31); Gaines Adams, DL, Clemson (26); Tommy Davis, DL, North Carolina (22); Anthony Waters, LB, Clemson (32); Jon Abbate, LB, Wake Forest (27); Ernie Sims, LB, Florida State (23); Roger McIntosh, LB, Miami (21); Tommy Richardson, LB, North Carolina (20); Marcus Hudson, DB, N.C. State (29); Jamaal Fudge, DB, Clemson (23); Jamie Silva, DB, Boston College (23); Milton Harris, DB, Maryland (22); Garland Heath, DB, N.C. State (21); Pat Watkins, DB, Florida State (20).

Brandon Pace, PK, Virginia Tech (21); Will Blackmon, Specialist, Boston College (31); Brandon Tate, Specialist, North Carolina (24).

Surprises from GT? How about no mention of Chris Reis or Kenny Scott?....................... Let's talk bowl updates. How about this - ESPN and CNN project GT to the Music City Bowl. Fox says Peach. CBSSportsline says Meineke in Charlotte. USA Today says we're headed to Boise. MSNBC says Champs Sports Bowl. So don't tell me anyone has a great clue here. Personally, it still sounds like the Music City bowl has the highest odds. Louisville is officially headed to the Gator Bowl. While Miami is the most likely opponent, Larry Coker has come out and said he's not all that excited about playing in the Gator against the 'Ville, since they will be playing next season anyhow. That could possibly leave the door open for Georgia Tech, since there is a general belief that the Gator doesn't want FSU. Boston College is another strong possibility for the Gator, but they won't travel that well. They will not make their decision known until the ACC Championship game Saturday. Now, if FSU wins, then you'll probably see a VT/Louisville Gator match-up. ......................... There are lots of rumors about the possible retirement of Dave Braine. Who knows when that will happen, but it is fairly common knowledge that Bill Curry has interest in returning to Georgia Tech to be the AD. What do you think about that?............................ Good news for Reis, D-Bo, B-Honeycutt - they have been invited Jan 14 to play in the Las Vegas All-American Classic Senior game. Congrats!