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Posts Tagged ‘ACC Football’

Miami Lays The Wood To Georgia Tech

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I’m curious, when the football rule makers get together and address quarterback safety, does it ever occur to them just how ironic and perhaps hypocritical they are being when plays like this are celebrated, promoted and in some cases, marketed? I mean, if a quarterback is tackled aggressively, it’s not surprising to see a flag; however, when Jordan Futch absolutely blasts Steven Sylvester, the hype machine — this blog included — goes into overdrive. ESPN will show every angle of the hit they have, while essentially jumping around the SportsCenter studio like guys at the bar. Blogs celebrate these hits and fans bring them up years later when recalling past teams they’ve supported.

More on Miami’s heat after the jump >>

Damien Berry Is Coming for Georgia Tech

Damien Berry Tweet
After a thrilling win over rival Florida State, you could say the confidence level of the Miami Hurricanes is high, especially for running back Damien Berry. Berry took to everyone’s favorite social media device — Twitter — to express his feelings about the Georgia Tech/Miami game, which takes place tomorrow night. The results were enjoyable, provided you don’t have a sensitive reaction to profanity-laced slang. Just in case Randy Shannon gets wind of this and has Berry delete his boasting, we’ve screenshotted the whole thing, for your enjoyment, of course.

Berry’s unedited Tweet, after the jump >>

Miami’s Glitter Girls Are a Hit

You know how I know it’s college football season? Fans can douse their bodies in decorative green and orange glitter and then become quasi-Internet superstars. Such is the case of the “Glitter Girls” from last night’s Miami/Florida State game. Thanks to the Miami Herald, we know the names of our glitter-fied fans and it wouldn’t be prudent of me to withhold such information. Our orange-and-green-glittered fans are, if the Herald still goes left-to-right, Alex Goldklang Lauren Lococo and her green-covered cohort is Lauren Lococo Alex Goldklang*, and for you cyberstalkers out there, I’m sure that’s more than enough information for you to do your thing.

*Thanks to Alex for pointing out the mistake.

As indicated, the “Glitter Girls” have become slightly famous for their appearance, although, it doesn’t look like the Seminoles/Hurricanes game was their first appearance all glittered up. Speaking of, the process of making your body shine like that is a dirty job:

“The process can get very messy,” said Lococo. “Whoever cleans our bathrooms must hate us.”

Before every home game the girls prep their skin with Vaseline and apply the glitter to their face and all other exposed parts of their body.

It must be nice to have as college students, someone to actually clean your bathroom. I suppose they could be talking about the community bathrooms dorms are so noted for, but nevertheless, if you are making such a mess, having someone clean up your greasy Vaseline remains makes the process even more enjoyable.

Graig Cooper Has Multiple Dimensions

After last night’s great Florida State/Miami game, lots of folks are focusing on Jacory Harris — rightfully so — or the glitter girls or “edgy” t-shirts designed to make douchebags look even more douchey piss opposing fans off. But, for my money, the story was Graig Cooper and the hand he played in Miami’s last three scores. First, there was the nifty 63-yard kick off return that put the Canes in a position to at least kick a field goal (they did). Cooper followed that up by scoring Miami’s last two touchdowns, securing one of the harder-fought wins of the opening college football weekend.

Highlights of Cooper’s big night after the jump >>

Gators Chomp Polls


Surprising absolutely nobody, the preseason USA Today/Coaches Poll for college football came out today, and guess what? The Florida Gators are the top team in the land. Now if, with the Gators coming off a BCS Championship, this revelation does actually surprise you, you probably haven’t been paying attention. Combine the lead image with another good recruiting class, a touch of Tim Tebow, a dash of Urban Meyer and Brandon Spikes, as well as more roster talent than most coaches would know what do with and you have all the reasons you need to know why the Gators are the number one team in the land heading into the regular season.

More CFB Poll Discussion after the jump >>

Clemson Relieves Tommy Bowden of Coaching Burden

Tommy Bowden

The Bowden reign over the ACC seems to be winding down now that Tommy Bowden has been fired from Clemson after a 3-3 start. Wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney is taking over for Bowden in the interim.

On a national scale, Clemson is seen as a perennial underachiever and these sounds only got louder when Alabama waxed the Tigers the first weekend of the season. Those sounds became roars after the Wake Forest debacle, leaving the Clemson athletic staff with few options. The fact that Cullen Harper’s father was a vocal dissenter didn’t help much either:

Jeff Harper, an offensive lineman on Georgia’s 1980 national championship team, said Bowden’s dismissal was justified.

“I’d call it karma,” he said. “I thought it needed to be done. I think anytime a head coach or someone in a leadership position starts to place blame on his coaches and players, it weakens their respect on the team. His past experiences have shown he’s done that.”

Ouch. Talk about a ringing endorsement.

Thank God It’s Saturday – Week 4

Bama versus Arkansas
Do you know what tomorrow is? Of course, it’s Saturday, but for college football, it’s so much more. There are a ton of big games worth watching this weekend so let’s get started.

CFB overload after the jump. More college hotties too >>

Welcome Back, College Football

Where, oh where have you been?

College football returned last night and in case you don’t believe it, I have the pictures:

The Hurricanes are ready for 2008

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech coaches suggested smoking before taking the field

Jack Crowe
Are you freaking kidding me?!?!

Touchdown Gamecocks
TOUCHDOWN SOUTH CAROLINA (finally, after suffering through four interceptions)

Hurricane Hotties
If loving college football is wrong, I don’t want to be right

Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh leads his Cardinal

Touchdown Wake Forest
Breakdancing is not an allowable touchdown celebration

And just like that, we are that much closer to the BCS Championship. In case you missed it, after an unimpressive offensive start to the season, South Carolina stomped NC State, Wake Forest crushed Baylor, Georgia Tech hammered Jacksonville State, Stanford survived Oregon State, the Hurricanes of Miami beatdown Charleston Southern, and Vanderbilt is above .500 after beating Miami of Ohio.

There a whole lot of football to be played this weekend, so prepare yourself so you won’t burn out before Saturday night is done. Don’t forget, Louisville/Kentucky is on Sunday, making it a wall-to-wall weekend of college football.

Welcome back. You were sorely missed.