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Congrats to kicker Cody Journell on being named #ACC Specialist of the Week.

A complete 2013 ACC football schedule (dates only, most times are still TBA).

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Dec. 6, 2012

"We, the undersigned presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference, wish to express our commitment to preserve and protect the future of our outstanding league. We want to be clear that the speculation about ACC schools in negotiations or considering alternatives to the ACC are totally false. The presidents of the ACC are united in our commitment to a strong and enduring conference. The ACC has long been a leader in intercollegiate athletics, both academically and athletically, and the constitution of our existing and future member schools will maintain the ACC’s position as one of the nation’s premier conferences."

Fr. William Leahy, Boston College
Mr. James Barker, Clemson University
Dr. Richard Brodhead, Duke University
Dr. Eric Barron, Florida State University
Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. James Ramsey, University of Louisville
Dr. Donna Shalala, University of Miami
Dr. Holden Thorp, University of North Carolina
Dr. Randy Woodson, North Carolina State University
Fr. John Jenkins, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Mark Nordenberg, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University
Dr. Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia
Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Dr. Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest University

For the first time in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the coaches have voted their own All-ACC football team.

Like the All-ACC team voted on by the media, no Hokies made the first or second team offense. However, one Hokie on defense, linebacker Jack Tyler, did make the first-team, an honor not bestowed on any Virginia Tech player on the media’s all-conference team.

The coaches voting Tyler to the first team defense was one of only three positions that didn’t match up with the media’s voting. The coaches chose Duke senior wide receiver (and the ACC’s all-time leading receiver) Conner Vernon over Boston College’s Alex Amidon; UNC offensive tackle James Hurst got the nod over Clemson’s Brandon Thomas; and, of course, the aforementioned Jack Tyler from Virginia Tech beat out Virginia’s Steve Greer (suck it again UVA!).

Other than those three positions, everything else was the same as the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association’s (ACSMA) All-ACC team.

Here’s how the 2012 Coaches All-ACC Football Team looks:

Offense
First Team

  • QB—Tajh Boyd, Clemson, 6-1, 225, Jr.-R, Hampton, Va. (22)
  • RB—Giovani Bernard, North Carolina, 5-10, 205, So.-R, Davie, Fla. (22)
  • RB—Andre Ellington, Clemson, 5-10, 190, Sr.-R, Moncks Corner, S.C. (21)
  • WR—DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson, 6-1, 200, Jr., Central, S.C. (22)
  • WR—Conner Vernon, Duke, 6-1, 195, Sr., Miami, Fla. (14)
  • TE—Brandon Ford, Clemson, 6-4, 235, Gr., Wando, S.C. (17)
  • T—James Hurst, North Carolina, 6-7, 300, Jr., Plainfield, Ind. (14)
  • T—Oday Aboushi, Virginia, 6-6, 310, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y. (13)
  • G—Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 295, Sr., Wilmington, N.Y. (21)
  • G—Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 300, Sr.-R, Lithonia, Ga. (14)
  • C—Dalton Freeman, Clemson, 6-5, 285, Gr., Pelion, S.C. (17)

Second Team

  • QB—EJ Manuel, Florida State, 6-5, 245, Sr., Virginia Beach, Va. (12)
  • RB—Chris Thompson, Florida State, 5-8, 190, Sr., Greenville, Fla. (13)
  • RB—Duke Johnson, Miami, 5-9, 183, Fr., Miami, Fla. (10)
  • WR—Alex Amidon, Boston College, 5-11, 186, Jr., Greenfield, Mass. (11)
  • WR—Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest, 5-10, 190, Jr.-R, Clarksville, Md. (10)
  • TE—Eric Ebron, North Carolina, 6-4, 235, So., Greensboro, N.C. (13)
  • T—Brandon Thomas, Clemson, 6-3, 300, Jr.-R, Spartanburg, S.C. (10)
  • T—Emmett Cleary, Boston College, 6-7, 313, Sr.-R, Arlington Heights, Ill. (9)
  • G—R.J. Mattes, NC State, 6-6, 313, Sr.-R, Concord, N.C. (11)
  • G—Tre’ Jackson, Florida State, 6-4, 310, So., Jessup, Ga. (9)
  • C—Bryan Stork, Florida State, 6-4, 299, Jr., Vero Beach, Fla. (9)

Honorable Mention (2 or more points)
Offense—QB Mike Glennon, Sr.-R, NC State (2); RB—Orwin Smith, Sr., Georgia Tech (2); WR—Sammy Watkins, So., Clemson (5); Rashad Greene, So., Florida State (3); Jamison Crowder, So., Duke (2); Marcus Davis, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (2); TE—Nick O’Leary, So., Florida State (4); T—Cameron Erving, So., Florida State (7); Brennan Williams, Sr., North Carolina (5); Menelik Watson, Fr., Florida State (3); Morgan Moses, Jr., Virginia (3); Seantrel Henderson, So., Miami (3); Vinston Painter, Sr., Virginia Tech (2); G—Josue Matias, So., Florida State (7); Brandon Linder, Jr., Miami (4); Michael Via, Sr., Virginia Tech; C—Cameron Wentz, Sr., NC State (3); Shane McDermott, Sr.-R, Miami (3); Jay Finch, Jr., Georgia Tech (2); PK—Ross Martin, Fr., Duke (3); Casey Barth, Sr.-R, North Carolina (3); SP—Duke Johnson, Fr., Miami (8); Jamal Golden, So., Georgia Tech (2).

Defense
First Team

  • DE—Cornellius Carradine, Florida State, 6-5, 267, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio (22)
  • DE—Bjoern Werner, Florida State, 6-4, 273, Jr., Berlin, Germany (21)
  • DT—Joe Vellano, Maryland, 6-1, 285, Sr., Rexford, N.Y. (20)
  • DT—Sylvester Williams, North Carolina, 6-3, 315, Sr., Jefferson City, Mo. (16)
  • LB—Nick Clancy, Boston College, 6-3, 232, Sr., Plainfield, Ill. (18)
  • LB—Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech, 5-11, 230, Jr., Oakton, Va. (13)
  • LB—Kevin Reddick, North Carolina, 6-3, 240, Sr., New Bern, N.C. (13)
  • CB—Ross Cockrell, Duke, 6-0, 180, Jr., Waxhaw, N.C. (18)
  • CB—Xavier Rhodes, Florida State, 6-2, 215, Jr., Miami, Fla. (17)
  • S—Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State, 5-9, 204, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (18)
  • S—Earl Wolff, NC State, 6-0, 207, Gr., Raeford, N.C. (14)

Second Team

  • DE—James Gayle, Virginia Tech, 6-4, 250, Jr.-R, Hampton, Va. (10)
  • DE—Kareem Martin, North Carolina, 6-6, 260, Jr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. (5)
  • DT—Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest, 5-11, 260, Jr.-R, Wylie, Texas (9)
  • DT (Tie) Timmy Jernigan, Florida State, 6-3, 297, So., Lake City, Fla. (6)
  • DT (Tie) Everett Dawkins, Florida State, 6-2, 295, Sr., Spartanburg, S.C. (6)
  • LB—Christian Jones, Florida State, 6-4, 240, Jr., Winter Park, Fla. (12)
  • LB—Steve Greer, Virginia, 6-2, 225, Sr.-R, Solon, Ohio (12)
  • LB—Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland, 6-2, 240, Sr.-R, Raleigh, N.C. (9)
  • CB—David Amerson, NC State, 6-3, 194, Jr., Greensboro, N.C. (12)
  • CB—Antone Exum, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 219, Jr.-R, Glen Allen, Va. (8)
  • S—Walt Canty, Duke, 6-1, 220, Sr., Roebuck, S.C. (8)
  • S—Brandan Bishop, NC State, 6-2, 205, Sr., Boca Raton, Fla. (7)

Honorable Mention
Defense—DE—Kenny Anunike, Sr.-R, Duke (4); A.J. Francis, Sr.-R, Maryland (4); Anthony Chickillo, So., Miami (3); Mallaciah Goodman, Sr., Clemson (2); DT—Anthony Hopkins, Sr-R., Virginia Tech; Anthony McCloud, Sr., Florida State (3); Grady Jarrett, So., Clemson (2); T.J. Barnes, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech (2); LB—Jeremiah Attaochu, Jr., Georgia Tech (6); Bruce Taylor, Sr., Virginia Tech (5); LaRoy Reynolds, Sr., Virginia (4); Kenny Tate, Sr.-R, Maryland (4); Kevin Pierre-Louis, Jr., Boston College (2); Darin Drakeford, Sr., Maryland (2); Denzel Perryman, So., Miami (2); CB—Kevin Johnson, So.-R, Wake Forest (4); Kyle Fuller, Jr., Virginia Tech (4); Tim Scott, So., North Carolina (3); Demetrious Nicholson, So., Virginia (3); S—Rashard Hall, Gr-R, Clemson (6); Tre Boston, Jr., North Carolina (6); Jonathan Meeks, Sr., Clemson (4); Vaughn Telemaque, Sr.-R, Miami (4); A.J. Marshall, Jr., Wake Forest; P—Gerald Levano, Sr.-R, Boston College (5).

Special Teams
First Team

  • PK—Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, 6-2, 190, Sr. Houston, Texas (20)
  • P—Will Monday, Duke, 6-4, 200, Fr.-R, Flowery Branch, Ga. (17)
  • SP—Giovani Bernard, North Carolina, 5-10, 2-5, So.-R, Davie, Fla. (13)

Second Team

  • PK—Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson, 6-2, 200, Jr.-R, Greenville, S.C. (9)
  • P—Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina, 5-10, 195, So., Charlotte, N.C. (14)
  • SP—Stefan Diggs, Maryland, 6-0, 185, Fr., Gaithersburg, Md. (11)

Bad news today from Blacksburg as Virginia Tech confirmed that senior wide receiver D.J. Coles will miss the rest of the year with a knee injury. He is likely to seek a medical hardship waiver to play another year, but the Hokies will certainly miss his receptions, his leadership and, most of all, his blocking (like the above vs. UVa last year).

Get well soon, D.J.

Jack Tyler was named ACC linebacker of the week and kicker Cody Journell was named specialist of the week following the Hokies’ 20-17 win over Georgia Tech Monday night.

Kendall Fuller, the little brother of Hokies Vincent, Corey and Kyle, will choose either Clemson or Virginia Tech on Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m.

Kendall is the No. 3 player in the country according to Rivals.com and the No. 1 cornerback in the country.

From SwimSwam.com:

Former ACC Champion Greg Morgan from Virginia Tech has suffered a serious accident on the 4th of July. Nobody knows what happened, but he was found unconscious on the road near the Tech campus in Blacksburg. After emergency brain surgery to remove a clot following what was described as a “serious injury,” Morgan is reportedly making positive progress already, and has shown movement on the left side of his body.

This is a strange and sad story. No one knows what happened. Maybe it was a hit and run, or maybe there was something in his body that, like a ticking time bomb, just went off. Either way, it’s sad, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Greg and his family. Click on the photo to find out how you can help Greg on his road to recovery.

That ain’t good.

Aaaaaaaaand it’s official.