"I like Virginia Tech’s Rashad Carmichael. The CB has quick feet, was solid in his backpedal and showed a good burst coming out of his breaks. The secondary only played Cover 1 and Cover 3 yesterday, but Carmichael did show that he could work from an off-man alignment and break on the ball. Caught my eye starting with individual drills and carrying over into 7-on-7 and team drills."
"You couldn’t beat James Madison, and you think you’re going to beat Stanford? Sorry, Hokies, but that dream is even more hopeless than your fantasy that some day, many centuries from now, the world will forget that your team was once known as the Fighting Gobblers — named not for a pugnacious turkey, but for the table manners of your football players."
#Hokies WR Jarrett Boykin tweaked a hamstring today. CB Jayron Hosley rolled an ankle. QB Tyrod Taylor has a stomach bug.
"How confident am I?" (Ryan) Williams said. "See, I don’t know, man. I’m taking it day by day. It feels a lot better every day. Hopefully I can be my regular self. But if not, I’m still effective when I’m not even 100 percent."
#Hokies RB Ryan Williams is in a blue jersey and not participating fully in todays practice. Tweaked his hamstring in Blacksburg.
Bill Burton, a White House spokesman, said Obama "of course condemns the crimes that Michael Vick was convicted of, but, as he's said previously, he does think that individuals who have paid for their crimes should have an opportunity to contribute to society again."
"Internet rumors began to swirl late Wednesday night that senior guard Dorenzo Hudson might be lost for the season with a foot injury. This came a day after rumblings that backup center Cadarian Raines may sit out the rest of the season with a foot injury also. I have confirmed these rumors late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning with a source directly involved with the team."
"But now, Foster has decided to move sophomore Bruce Taylor from mike to backer and play Taylor’s backup, redshirt freshman Jack Tyler, at mike. This doesn’t mean that Edwards definitely won’t play in the Orange Bowl. Foster could still play Taylor at his regular mike spot at points during the game, in which case Edwards would be the backer. As of this moment, though, Foster is practicing Taylor only at backer, and giving him all the first-team snaps."
"I’ve always admired the job Frank Beamer has done in Blacksburg, both on the field and away from it," said Penn State coach Joe Paterno, the award’s namesake. "I’ve been especially impressed by his work in the community. He stands for all that’s good in college sports, a great choice for this year’s winner."
"Foster's lunch-pail approach would play well in the Iron City. Ditto his record of building ornery, lock-down defenses.
Foster is familiar with Pitt from Virginia Tech's time in the Big East -- the teams clashed annually from 1993-2003 and are scheduled for a home-and-home in 2012 and '13."