Tough talk from N.C. State safety Hakim Jones toward North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is right on time for Saturday's rivalry game between their teams.
The Carrier Classic, Gio Bernard’s punt return, Austin Rivers’ 3-pointer, Marcus Paige’s duel with T.J. Warren, Duke going score-for-score with Johnny Manziel, the 18-inning UNC-NCSU ACC Tournament game – there are tons of memorable events I’ve covered in my three-plus years at the Durham Herald-Sun.
Five new teams moved into my top 10 (two had been previously unranked), five teams entered my top 25 and the top spot changed hands after the most chaotic week in years.
ECU's win over Virginia Tech put the Pirates into the rankings and knocked out both the Hokies and Ohio State,
Virginia Tech goes from unranked to No. 11 in my Week 2 poll after winning at Ohio State.
Texas A&M, which had the best win of the week (on the road against a top 10 team) replaced Washington, who barely edged Hawaii.
Ethan Farmer, Tim Scott, the running back rotation, 14 freshmen played, the kicking situation and more
Farmer started all 13 games and had 30 tackles last year
John Ferranto vs. Bentley Spain at left tackle, Dajaun Drennon at defensive end, Des Lawrence vs. M.J. Stewart at corner and Thomas Moore vs. Freeman Jones at kicker.
Jordan High School graduate T.J. Thorpe wasn't at practice Tuesday amid reports that he reinjured his left foot.
Top-ranked Florida State, Clemson and Duke make my preaseason top 25 out of the ACC