A couple of quick links to start today (only two more weeks!!!):
For a week at least, Joe Ovies and Jim Young have decided to take the ACCSports.com Podcast Presented By FanDemon.com in a different direction.
This week, they invite in the ACCâ€™s bloggerati, or they embark on an ACC blogapalooza tour – take your pick.
First Joe and Jim talk to Willy Mac, one of the co-conspirators behind the Clemson blog Block C. The topic du jour? Why the Tigersâ€™ recently resolved quarterback race, of course.
3. What about South Carolina?
…This year, the schedule could set up nicely â€” if the Pack can beat South Carolina at home in the Sept. 3 opener. The next two contests should be easy wins at home, against Murray State and Gardner-Webb. Then Pittsburgh comes to town Sept. 26. If State can get past USC and start the year 3-0, the Wolfpack will have a lot of momentum to carry into the matchup with a Pitt team that most preseason prognosticators have ranked below the Pack nationally.
Then the Pack starts ACC action, with a game at Wake Forest and a visit from Duke. State has five of its first six games at home, and itâ€™s not unreasonable to think the team could start 6-0. Of course, that has to start with winning the opener against the Gamecocks.
Maryland football supporters have raised about $46,000 so the Terps can fly round trip to games at Wake Forest and North Carolina State instead of taking the bus one way.
“It’s nice knowing there is the possibility of making a difference,” said Larry Grabenstein, chairman of the Maryland Gridiron Network, a booster group that raises money for special football projects. “Many universities are experiencing these types of fiscal pressures for the first time in a while, and it’s because of the nature of the recession.”
Itâ€™s a great day to be a Terp. Keith Cavanaugh and terrapintimes.com reported tonite at 11:04 PM that Mychal Parker a major target of Marylandâ€™s coaching staff will announce his intention to attend the University of Maryland sometime Thursday and join the 2010 recruiting class. If this is true, this will certainly put the Terrapinsâ€™ 2010 class way up on the charts. If the final piece of the puzzle Terrence Jones is landed, this could easily be a top 5 class. The coaching staff pursued the 6-6 190 lb Parker as much as possible and hopefully the persistence has paid off!!!!!