ACC in the morning: Quarterbacks edition
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Let's start with the Terps, since the news of their latest quarterback, Jordan Steffy, had fans absolutely losing their minds on the message boards Monday.
Chris Turner wasn't available to talk to the media on Monday, which is completely understandable considering his father said the family was "shell-shocked." And no, that's not some clever Terrapin marketing scheme that might suggest team unity.
The staff yesterday spoke about how it had all of the statistical data to name Steffy Maryland's starter for this season, but if you're looking for numbers to compare Steffy and Turner, check out this chart.
Regardless of the numbers, coach Ralph Friedgen wants to make sure he has credibility with his team for rewarding the best practice players.
While the competition is over in Maryland, NC State's trio of quarterbacks have one more scrimmage -- today -- to impress Tom O'Brien. This is nothing new for Daniel Evans.
It is a somewhat unusual situation, though, for Miami, where no matter which quarterback Randy Shannon chooses, none of them will have taken a snap in a college game. So far, all indications are that Robert Marve is the frontrunner. No surprise there.
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden can't remember the last time he had three quarterbacks take reps with the first team during a scrimmage -- until Saturday, that is.
Not only does Drew Weatherford have Christian Ponder pushing him, but it's now official: D'Vontrey Richardson is equally in the mix.
At North Carolina, it's not about the quarterback anymore. It's about T.J. Yates wanting to win the close games this season instead of watching them slip away. Caulton Tudor says this is the first season for Butch Davis to correct the program's past mistakes.
Speaking of past mistakes ... did first-year Virginia defensive coordinator Bob Pruett make a big one? Pruett is being accused of academic fraud and overpayment of players while head coach at Marshall.
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer needs all the help he can get at wide receiver after losing Zach Luckett.
Not that Clemson coach Tommy Bowden needs another running back this season, but highly touted freshman Jamie Harper was going to add to this year's offense -- before he put on a walking boot for his low ankle sprain. Will he be ready to go against Alabama?
Miami receiver Jermaine McKenzie is ready to stay healthy and play some football.
Like just about every other coach in the league, Jim Grobe is trying to add depth to his offensive line. And just like O'Brien, he stole a player from the defense to do it.
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State