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ACC in the afternoon -- Lalich in trouble again

9/5/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The one thing Virginia can't afford to lose right now is its quarterback, and it looks as if the Cavaliers are in jeopardy of just that. Peter Lalich admitted violating his probation, and using alcohol and marijuana.

If Al Groh had another option at quarterback, odds are he would've played him against USC.

UVA officials were not immediately available for comment, but how can Groh possibly start Lalich against Virginia now?

Since I missed the morning blog, here are a couple of other quick hits from around the league:

- There is a ridiculous NCAA rule that might cut Corey Surrency's eligibility short. Jimbo Fisher has told me he's particularly excited about Surrency, who might only be around for a year. He might have left on his own after a year anyway, but now he might not have a choice.

- While most of Clemson's defense struggled to hold off Alabama last weekend, one young man held his own. Da'Quan Bowers showed promise in his collegiate debut.

- Will Miami quarterback Robert Marve do the same? His father Eugene says Robert is "more determined than ever."

- There's a similar sentiment in College Park, where Chris Turner is taking over the offense. Again.

- Virginia Tech added another playmaker in the backfield, but lost offensive lineman Blake DeChristopher. Richard Graham is next in line.

- UNC is off this weekend, and former safety Shaun Draughn is still basking in the glow of his recent performance.