Bourbon Shots: Tons of Previews Edition

I'll be in transit Tuesday, so I may not be able to be around until the evening. Until then, enjoy these updates from around HokieLand and tons of previews from other ACC bloggers.

Virginia Tech Hokies

4 Teams 'til Kickoff: Virginia Tech (BCS Evolution)
I help BCSE preview the Hokies.

Morgan, Exum to Add New Roles (Tech Sideline)
Because of injuries, starting rover Davon Morgan is the No. 2 whip and Antone Exum would play rover if Morgan had to move over. This intrigues me because Exum certainly has the physical aspect down, but doesn't have the technical side of playing free safety down yet. Exum could cause havoc at rover, but how would Morgan do at whip?

Back In Black (The A-Line)
Jim is certainly no fan of the new black uniforms. He wishes Nike would leave well enough alone, but knows that it's all about the bottom line and getting Tech fans to buy new gear every year.

A closer look at Boise State's run defense (Kyle Tucker)
KT looks at how BSU's D fared against the best running backs it faced last year. Ryan Williams and Darren Evans are sure to like these numbers. 

ACC Coastal

2010 Georgia Tech Defense Preview: Striving For Good Enough (SBN Atlanta)
Barrel of Rum's Chris Hall previews the Jackets' defense, which turnt its game up against the Hokies, but struggled for most of 2009. With a lot of their best players gone to the NFL, are we really to believe their D will be better? Hall says there's hope.

Former Miami Booster Threatens Tell-All Book (SB Nation)
Another Coastal team is looking at allegations of improper benefits, all this one is a little more seedy. Instead of the NCAA initiating the investigation, most of it will hinge on the post-arrest confessions of a booster scorned.

Season preview: the offense (From Old Virginia)
Brendan is holding on to hope that an improved offensive line could make the Hoos the surprise team in the ACC this year. Like the Hokies, there isn't much depth and there's pressure on the line to make the offense run smoothly.

A look at the 2010 Duke Football Depth Chart (Blue Devil Nation)
The Blue Devils are actually developing depth for the first time since I was watching The Elephant Show and Eureka's Castle. Duke even has some talent at running back, which would make it dangerous if it had any semblance of an offensive line.

ACC Atlantic

Florida State Seminoles Season Preview 2010: Offensive Line (Tomahawk Nation)
Tomahawk Nation continues its preview series for the 2010 season with a look at Florida State's offensive line. The 'Noles have one of the best groups in the country and it does a great job of keeping Christian Ponder upright.

History Repeating Itself? and the Big Finish (BC Interruption)
Brian and Jeff take time from sorting through old clothes to take to Goodwill to look at BC's quarterback situation. Dave Shinskie's the starter, but BC has changed QBs in the middle of a season before.

Watching for the Return of the Option Offense (Testudo Times)
According to Ben Broman, the emergence of Jamarr Robinson as the Terps quarterback could mean a return to an option offense. Maryland appears to have the personnel to have an effective option attack.

Dean Haynes Starting At RB (Backing The Pack)
The Pack have some banged-up backs going into their opener with Western Carolina, but should be at full strength next week. Two guys I've never heard of will likely see most of their carries on Saturday.

Wake Forest Offensive Preview (Blogger So Dear)
The Demon Deacons open up against Presbyterian, which went 0-11 last year. BSD gives us an idea of what the Wake offense will look like now that Riley Skinner has moved on. Dual-threat Ted Stachitas won the starting QB job, but we could see some wildcat stuff from Skylar Jones.

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