Pregame thoughts


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Maybe it's a sign of change, but former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Ross is in attendance today. Yes, the same Bobby Ross who won the national title in 1990, which also happens to be the last time Georgia Tech won here in Scott Stadium.

Will the streak stop today?

If Georgia Tech wins, they take the lead in the Coastal Division, and that's what's on the line here. Here's a scenario for you, though: If Virginia, Clemson and Duke win today, and Virginia Tech would somehow lose on Thursday night, Virginia and Duke would be playing for the Coastal lead next weekend. Unlikely, but possible.

Georgia Tech defensive end Anthony Egbuniwe is back in the lineup for the first time in two weeks after an undisclosed illness, and it's possible Rashaad Reid might start over Dominique Reese. There's no question Virginia quarterback Jameel Sewell will be starting as will Mikell Simpson. The only question in their lineup is how the defensive end position shakes out without Matt Conrath.