(6.17.09) Clemson is suffering the injury bug, but they picked up their first commitment of '11; Duke picked up another '10 commitment, which is more reason for Cutcliffe to be positive; NC State players hang with the Marines; FSU's McDaniel is staying with football; Georgia Tech-Kansas set to play in 2010, and the Jackets are eying LB stud.
- The last thing Clemson needs coming into the '09 season is a visit from the injury bug, but they couldn't dodge that bullet with WR Jacoby Ford and RB Andre Ellington sidelined. Don't sweat it though Dabo, both should be ready for kickoff.
- The recruiting staff for the Tigers have kept themselves busy—reeling in their first commitment of the 2011 recruiting class. And they have their eye on Rock Hill OL Jacob McQueen.
- The Tigers weren't the only ones hot on the trail for 2010 recruiting: Virginia added three commitments, Duke beefed up its incoming offensive line, and Georgia Tech popped on the radar for a stud LB, while Maryland threw an offer to Three-Star OL Matt Arkema.
- Talks about the '09 ACC Football season will undoubtedly hear the mention of Duke and how he is doing a 180* with their football team. All the more reason to be a "glass half full" guy. Anyone who can turn that program around should be grinning ear to ear—what better way to climb the proverbial ladder that is NCAA coaching?
- Out-of-conference games just keep getting better and better in the league. First, Clemson-Alabama in '08, Virginia Tech-Alabama in '09, and now Georgia Tech and Kansas are slated to started play in 2010.
- Doesn't have any impact to the season, but I couldn't help but throw this gem of a read out there about Tom O'Brien and his team spending time with Marines.
- And finally—FSU fans (and Papa Bowden) can breathe a sigh of relief. Standout DT Jacobbi McDaniel is passing up playing in the Majors to pursue football at FSU. Talk about passion for the game; but in all honesty, had the Brewers actually offered him the $1.5 mil he was looking for, the Seminole roster would be one man lighter.