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ACC injury report: Week 11

November, 9, 2012
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Here are the ACC injury reports for Week 11 from the schools that emailed them:

Clemson

Probable
Out for the season
Miami

Doubtful
Out
Surgery/Out for the season
North Carolina


Out


NC State

Questionable
Out
Out for the season
Virginia

Probable
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Out for the season

ACC injury report: Week 8

October, 19, 2012
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Here are the ACC injury reports for Week 8 from the schools that emailed them:

CLEMSON

Out for the season
DUKE

Probable
Questionable
Out
Out for season


FLORIDA STATE


Out


Out for season
MARYLAND

Probable
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Out for season

MIAMI

Doubtful
Surgery/Out for season
NORTH CAROLINA

Out
NORTH CAROLINA STATE

Probable
VIRGINIA

Probable
Questionable


Out
Out for season
VIRGINIA TECH

Probable
Out
Out for season

Week 6 injury reports

October, 5, 2012
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Here are the ACC injury reports from the schools that emailed them:

CLEMSON

WILL PLAY

WR Sammy Watkins (virus)

C Dalton Freeman (thumb)

PROBABLE

OG Kalon Davis (hamstring)

OUT

WR Martavis Bryant (groin)

RB D.J. Howard (shoulder)

OUT FOR SEASON

DB Martin Jenkins (hernia)

CB Tony McNeal (torn ACL)

LB Justin Parker (groin)

DUKE

PROBABLE

LB David Helton (leg)

QUESTIONABLE

CB Lee Butler (lower body)

QB Sean Renfree (arm)

DT Jamal Wallace (lower body)

OUT

CB Jared Boyd (leg)

S Brandon Braxton (upper body)

LB Kelby Brown (leg)

NG Jamal Bruce (foot)

TE Braxton Deaver (leg)

DE Justin Foxx (hand)

S Chris Tavarez (leg)

OUT FOR SEASON

TE Jack Farrell (leg)

WR Blair Holliday

DE Allen Jackson (shoulder)

S Corbin McCarthy (shoulder)

S Taylor Sowell (leg)

FLORIDA STATE

OUT

DB Justin Bright (head)

LB Ukeme Eligwe (hand)

OL Garrett Faircloth (hip)

OL Daniel Foose (back)

DT Moses McCray (head)

DT Derrick Mitchell (back)

OL Trey Pettis (head)

OUT FOR THE SEASON

DB Colin Blake (shoulder)

DE Chris Casher (knee)

TE Dan Hicks (knee)

DE Brandon Jenkins (foot)

DT Jacobbi McDaniel (ankle)

RB Mario Pender (sports hernia)

MARYLAND

PROBABLE

WR Kerry Boykins (hamstring)

LB Kenneth Tate (knee)

DL Joe Vellano (foot)

QUESTIONABLE

DB Matt Robinson (groin)

OUT

PK/P Nick Ferrara (hip)

OUT FOR SEASON

QB C.J. Brown (knee)

DL Andre Monroe (knee)

MIAMI

OUT

DL Curtis Porter (upper extremity)

DB Rayshawn Jenkins (upper extremity)

DL Olsen Pierre (upper extremity)

OL Ben Jones (lower extremity)

OUT FOR THE SEASON

WR Malcolm Lewis (lower extremity)

LB Ramon Buchanan (lower extremity)

LS Sean McNally (lower extremity)

NORTH CAROLINA

OUT

RB Connor Gonet

OL T.J. Leifheit

LB Darius Lipford

RB Travis Riley

PK Miller Snyder

WR T.J. Thorpe

NC STATE

OUT

OT Rob Crisp (lower back)

OG Andrew Wallace (foot)

RB James Washington (ankle)

OUT FOR THE SEASON

OG Zach Allen (foot)

DT Jacob Kahut (knee)

LB Michael Peek (knee)

VIRGINIA

PROBABLE

OT Oday Aboushi (upper extremity)

DT Will Hill (medical)

S Brandon Phelps (upper extremity)

DOUBTFUL

WR Tim Smith (lower extremity)

OUT

DE Billy Schautz (lower extremity)

DT Buddy Ruff (medical)

S Darius Lee (lower extremity)

OUT FOR THE SEASON

S Pablo Alvarez

LB Adam Caplinger

DT Marco Jones

S David Marrs

WR Mario Nixon

VIRGINIA TECH

PROBABLE

DT Luther Maddy (ankle)

WR Christian Reeves (hamstring)

G David Wang (ankle)

DOUBTFUL

RB Tony Gregory (knee)

OUT

WR Joshua Stanford (knee)

OUT FOR SEASON

OT Nick Acree (knee)

WR D.J. Coles (knee)

Who will transform tomorrow?

October, 5, 2012
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Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine started the season on the bench, behind highly heralded preseason All-American Brandon Jenkins.

But Carradine has been incredible since entering the starting lineup in Week 2, and is the choice this week as the ACC player to transform tomorrow. Why? Not only has Carradine put together some strong performances, there should be some favorable matchups this weeked against NC State.

The Wolfpack have been hit by a series of injuries to one of the most experienced lines in the nation, and got even more bad news headed into Saturday. Guard Zach Allen (foot) is out for the season, while tackle Rob Crisp (back) and guard Andrew Wallace (foot) will also miss the game. Crisp has only play in one game this season; Wallace will now miss his second straight game.

NC State will start its fourth different offensive line, and that plays right into the Seminoles' hands. This defensive front has not missed a beat with Carradine, who had a team-high nine tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against USF last week. He picked up his second ACC Player of the Week honor with his effort.

Through five games, Carradine leads the Seminoles with 28 tackles and seven sacks. His eight tackles for loss puts him right behind teammate Bjoern Werner.

Despite his impressive performance to date, coach Jimbo Fisher believes Carradine can do more. He said Carradine had a few "boo-boos" against USF in addition to the big plays that were made.

"Tank is a phenomenal player," Fisher said this week. "But, being an every down player and a starter, there’s a lot of little things that goes within the teamwork of the defense. He’s a phenomenal player, don’t get me wrong, but you have to be more consistent for a longer period of time. He went from 30 plays a game, to 60 plays a game. That’s a big difference. He’s doing some excellent things and he’s going to have a long career in this game."
The stats don’t line up in NC State’s favor. Nor do the players up front.

No. 3 Florida State enters Saturday’s Atlantic Division game in Raleigh ranked No. 18 in the country with three sacks per game. The Pack is No. 106 in the country in sacks allowed with 3.2 per game.

Quarterback Mike Glennon, who has already been sacked 14 times this season, might want to wear some extra padding this weekend.

If NC State is going to pull off yet another upset of Florida State, it’s going to have to do a much better job of protecting Glennon, but it will have to do it against one of the nation’s best defensive lines and with yet another patchwork offensive line. Three projected starters -- guard Zach Allen (foot), tackle Rob Crisp (lower back), and guard Andrew Wallace (foot) -- will all miss the Florida State game, according to NC State's Thursday injury report.

NC State has beaten Florida State in four of the past six games when the Seminoles were ranked. NC State will have the advantage of a raucous home-field crowd at Carter-Finley Stadium, but injuries and changes to NC State’s offensive line this season give the edge to the Noles up front until proven otherwise.

Florida State defensive ends Tank Carradine and Bjoern Werner are currently sixth and eighth respectively in the NCAA in sacks. The pair is also No. 1 and No. 2 in the ACC in sacks. Werner and Carradine are the only teammates in the top 10 for sacks in the FBS.

“Well, they're big in the middle, and I think that's -- if you're going to be a four-down lineman team, you need to have those big 300-pounder strong guys that control and keep their linebackers free, middle linebacker free specifically, and then they have great skill on the outside,” NC State coach Tom O’Brien said. “Carradine and Werner both lead the conference in tackles for losses; they lead in sacks. They turn those guys loose because the guys in the middle can eat up a lot of blockers, and those guys set the edge and get up the field and create all kind of havoc.”

Heading into this season, NC State’s offensive line was expected to be one of its biggest strengths. All five starters had previous starting experience. Injuries have changed the situation dramatically, and NC State has lacked continuity up front. The Pack will use its fourth different starting offensive line in six games against FSU.

Starting left tackle Crisp was injured in the season opener, and backup right tackle Tyson Chandler, a redshirt sophomore, has started in Crisp’s spot in the past four games. Against The Citadel, starting right tackle Wallace suffered a foot injury, and missed the Miami game. Last week at Miami, right guard Zach Allen left the game with a foot injury and is out for the season for surgery, according to NC State's Thursday injury report.

“We only have one guy that we came into the season in the position that we wanted guys to be in,” O’Brien said. “That's definitely going to be a concern for us Saturday night against this great front of Florida State.”

Week 5 injury reports

September, 28, 2012
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Here are the ACC injury reports from the schools that emailed them:

DUKE

PROBABLE

CB Lee Butler (leg)

OG Lucas Patrick (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE

QB Brandon Connette (leg)

TE Erich Schneider (lower body)

OUT

CB Jared Boyd (leg)

LB Kelby Brown (leg)

NG Jamal Bruce (foot)

TE Braxton Deaver (leg)

DE Justin Foxx (hand)

S Chris Tavarez (leg)

OUT FOR SEASON

TE Jack Farrell (leg)

WR Blair Holliday

DE Allen Jackson (shoulder)

S Corbin McCarthy (shoulder)

S Taylor Sowell (leg)

FLORIDA STATE

OUT

S Justin Bright (head)

DE Chris Casher (knee)

LB Ukeme Eligwe (hand)

OL Garrett Faircloth (hip)

OL Daniel Foose (back)

DT Moses McCray (head)

DT Jacobbi McDaniel (ankle)

DR Derrick Mitchell (back)

OUT FOR SEASON

DB Colin Blake (shoulder)

TE Dan Hicks (knee)

DE Brandon Jenkins (foot)

RB Mario Pender (sports hernia)

MIAMI

PROBABLE

Raphael Kirby-Lower extremity

OUT

Denzel Perryman-Lower Extremity

SURGERY/OUT FOR SEASON

Ramon Buchanan-Lower Extremity

Malcolm Lewis-Lower Extremity

Sean McNally-Lower Extremity

NC STATE

OUT FOR SEASON

Jacob Kahut, DT - knee

Michael Peek, LB - knee

OUT FOR GAME

Rob Crisp, OT - lower back

Andrew Wallace, OT - foot

James Washington, HB - ankle

VIRGINIA TECH

OUT FOR SEASON

Nick Acree (knee)

D.J. Coles (knee)

OUT

Tony Gregory (knee)

Joshua Stanford (knee)

PROBABLE

David Wang (ankle)

It 'starts' up front

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One of the biggest reasons to consider NC State a contender this fall is the experience it returns on the offensive line -- more than any other team in the ACC. The Wolfpack have four starters returning in tackle R.J. Mattes, guards Zach Allen (26) and Duran Christophe (14) and center Camden Wentz (26). NC State also returns former starter Andrew Wallace, who missed all of last year with an injury, but has 14 career starts, and junior tackle Rob Crisp, who will likely be the fifth starter this year and has three career starts.

ACC schools from the Research Triangle lead the conference, as North Carolina’s offensive line returns 91 career starts, followed by Duke with 88. According to the ACC, here’s a look at the league’s lines with the most returning starts:


Clemson senior center Dalton Freeman, a three-year starter for the Tigers, leads all returning ACC offensive linemen in number of career starts with 36.

Week 5 ACC injury reports

September, 30, 2011
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Here are the injury reports for Week 5 from the ACC schools that reported them:

BOSTON COLLEGE

OUT
WR Ifeanyi Momah (knee)
DB CJ Jones (knee)
DL Connor Wujciak (shoulder)

DOUBTFUL
OG Nate Richman (back)

QUESTIONABLE
DT Kaleb Ramsey (foot)
LB Nick Clancy (shoulder)

CLEMSON

Out
Mansa Joseph, RB, Special Teams, hamstring

Probable
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, hamstring
Dawson Zimmerman, P, knee
D.J. Howard, RB, hamstring
David Smith, OG, shoulder

DUKE

CB Ross Cockrell (leg) – Probable
K Will Snyderwine (foot) – Probable
CB Johnny Williams (leg) – Probable
RB Desmond Scott (leg) – Questionable
RB Josh Snead (foot) – Questionable
QB Brandon Connette (upper body) – OUT
S Lee Butler (leg) – OUT
C Brian Moore (arm) – OUT
DE Kenny Anunike (leg) – OUT FOR SEASON
TE Jack Farrell (leg) – OUT FOR SEASON

GEORGIA TECH
OUT
Morgan Bailey, r-Fr., OL

PROBABLE
Preston Lyons, Sr., BB

OUT FOR YEAR
Fred Holton, So., S
Jimmie Kitchen, r-Fr., DL

MIAMI

Out:
Luther Robinson—Lower Extremity
Jalen Grimble—Lower Extremity
Thurston Armbrister—Upper Extremity

Surgery/Out for the season:
Corey White—Lower Extremity
Curtis Porter—Upper Extremity

NORTH CAROLINA

Out
Casey Barth, PK Thigh
Kiaro Holts, OT Wrist
Devon Ramsay, FB Knee

Doubtful
Josh Adams, WR Illness
Matt Kolojejchick, RB Thigh
Jonathan Smith, SS Ankle

Questionable
TJ Leifheit, OT Ankle
Ebele Okakpu, LB Ankle
Terry Shankle, CB Knee

Probable
Erik Highsmith, WR Ankle
Jabari Price, CB Finger

NC STATE

OUT FOR SEASON
Jarvis Byrd, CB - knee
Sterling Lucas, LB - knee

OUT
A.J. Ferguson, DT - knee
Mustafa Greene, HB - foot
Terrell Manning, LB - knee
Quintin Payton, WR - ankle
Jeff Rieskamp, DE - shoulder
Brian Slay, DT - ankle
Thomas Teal, DT - foot
Curtis Underwood, HB - knee
Andrew Wallace, OG - knee

QUESTIONABLE
J.R. Sweezy, DT - foot

VIRGINIA TECH

Out for season:
Kwamaine Battle (knee)
Dyrell Roberts (arm)

Out
Eric Martin (AC joint)
David Wang (foot)

ACC injury reports

September, 9, 2011
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Here are this week's injury reports from the schools that turned them in. Don't forget, schools don't have to report these for nonconference games:

Clemson

Out
Joe Gore, DE, Knee

Doubtful
Rashard Hall, Saf, knee

Will Play
Demont Buice, RB, foot
Corico Hawkins, LB, knee
Bashaud Breeland, DB, shoulder

Duke

RB Juwan Thompson (leg) – Probable
S Jordon Byas (foot) -- Questionable
C Brian Moore (arm) – OUT
RB Desmond Scott (leg) – OUT
RB Josh Snead (foot) – OUT

Florida State

Out
OG Henry Orelus (concussion)
WR Willie Haulstead (concussion)
WR Josh Gehres (knee)
LB Holmes Onwukaife (shoulder)
OL Tre’ Jackson (knee)

Questionable
DT Anthony McCloud (knee)
SS Nick Moody (quad)

North Carolina

Out
Jabari Price, DB, Finger
Norkeithus Otis, LB Concussion
Devon Ramsay, FB Knee

Doubtful
Joshua Adams, WR Illness

Questionable
P.J. Clyburn, LB Foot
T.J. Leifheit, OL Ankle
Terry Shankle, DB Knee

NC State

Out for season

Jarvis Byrd, CB - knee
Sterling Lucas, LB - knee

Out
Mustafa Greene, HB - foot
J.R. Sweezy, DT - foot
Thomas Teal, DT - foot
Andrew Wallace, OG - knee
Logan Winkles, FB - knee

Questionable
Jeff Rieskamp, DE - shoulder

Virginia Tech

Out for Season

Kwamaine Battle (ACL)

Probable

Telvion Clark (ankle)
D.J. Coles (shoulder)
Theron Norman (shoulder)
Michael Via (knee)

ACC's injury reports

September, 2, 2011
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Some schools throughout the ACC release their injury reports. Per ACC guidelines, they're optional for nonconference games. For those that do release them, I'll compile them for you in a post every Friday. Here's the rundown for Week 1:

CLEMSON

Out
Joe Gore, DE, Knee
Demont Buice, RB, Foot

DUKE

Out

C Brian Moore (arm) – OUT
RB Josh Snead (foot) – OUT

FLORIDA STATE

Out

OG Henry Orelus (concussion)
WR Willie Haulstead (concussion)
WR Josh Gehres (knee)
LS Chris Revell (wrist)
LB Holmes Onwukaife (shoulder)

MIAMI

Out for Season
Cory White – Knee

Out for Game
Blake Ayles
Shayon Green
Seantrel Henderson
Curtis Porter
Luther Robinson

NC STATE

Out for season

Jarvis Byrd, CB - knee
Sterling Lucas, LB - knee

Out

Mustafa Greene, HB - foot
J.R. Sweezy, DT - foot
Andrew Wallace, OG - knee
Logan Winkles, FB - knee

VIRGINIA TECH

Out for Season


Kwamaine Battle (ACL)

Out


Theron Norman (shoulder)
Michael Via (knee)
Mark Shuman (knee)

Probable

Eric Martin (shoulder)
Ranking offensive linemen is not easy. But hey, either is being an offensive lineman. Here are your best "big uglies."

1. North Carolina: Three starters and one part-time starter return from last year’s team, and this line could be the biggest and best since Butch Davis was hired. Guard Jonathan Cooper (22 starts), center Cam Holland (20) and tackle James Hurst (12) have combined for 54 career starts. Travis Bond has four starts and is the leading candidate to take over at the other guard position.

2. Miami: The Canes return nine of their top 10 offensive linemen including four starters from last year, and Joel Figueroa was granted a sixth season of eligibility. Even with the coaching change, the Canes should be strong up front. Center Tyler Horn is a veteran, Brandon Washington is a difference-maker, and there’s enough competition that Seantrel Henderson spent most of the spring as a backup.

3. Clemson: First-year offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell has four returning starters to work with in Landon Walker, Antoine McClain, Dalton Freeman and David Smith. They also have top reserve Mason Cloy, who has 19 career starts and has played in 38 games. There is plenty of depth for a dependable rotation.

4. Virginia Tech: All four returnees started every game last year, and there is enough depth that the Hokies should be able to rotate the most players up front they ever have. It’s a veteran group led by Blake DeChristopher, Andrew Lanier, Jaymes Brooks and Greg Nosal.

5. Florida State: Despite the losses of Rodney Hudson and Ryan McMahon, there’s experience up front. This fall, the starting lineup will consist of tackle Andrew Datko, left guard Bryan Stork or David Spurlock, center Jacob Fahrenkrug, right guard Spurlock or Stork, right tackle Zebrie Sanders. Just how good they’ll be remains to be seen as the majority of them were out with injuries this past spring.

6. NC State: The Pack lost Jake Vermiglio and will be without injured left guard Andrew Wallace for about half of the season, but Zach Allen, Camden Wentz and R.J. Mattes are returning starters. There’s also a lot of talent waiting to emerge with young players like Duran Christophe, Rob Crisp, Tyson Chandler, Torian Box and Andy Jomantas.

7. Virginia: Four players return with a combined 64 career starts in Anthony Mihota, Austin Pasztor, Oday Aboushi and Morgan Moses, who started the final seven games of the season as a true freshman. Pasztor is in his fourth season as a starter and has 32 career starts.

8. Boston College: Despite the losses of Anthony Castonzo, Thomas Claiborne and Rich Lapham, the Eagles are almost settled up front, it’s the experience behind the starters that’s reason for concern. The No. 2 offensive line is comprised entirely of redshirt freshmen. Mark Spinney returns at center, the projected starting guards are Nathan Richman and Ian White, who started three games as a freshman, and the tackles are Emmett Cleary and John Wetzel.

9. Maryland: It’s been an injury-prone group the past two seasons and that didn’t change this past spring. Left tackle Justin Gilbert, one of the top linemen on the team, reinjured the same knee he had ACL surgery on and will be out until October. R.J. Dill was also injured this spring, though he played in the spring game, and Justin Lewis was rehabbing from offseason surgery. Pete White also missed practices, so the group needs to solidify the two-deep roster.

10. Georgia Tech: The Jackets return three starters in guard Omoregie Uzzi, guard Will Jackson and tackle Phil Smith. Sophomore Jay Finch played extensively last season and Ray Beno and Nick McRae were key reserves. Redshirt freshmen Catlin Alford and Morgan Bailey could also work their way into the rotation. Uzzi will be the leader of the line, but they were outplayed by the defense this spring.

11. Wake Forest: Four starters are back, but the Deacs will sorely miss the experience and leadership of former center Russell Nenon. Garrick Williams started the final three games of 2010 -- two at guard and one at center, but he struggled with the snaps towards the end of spring and isn’t where the staff needs him to be yet.

12. Duke: The Blue Devils should take another step forward this season under offensive line coach Matt Luke, and they need to -- Duke’s running game was last in the ACC last year and 104th in the country. Brian Moore replaces a three-year starter at center, but given his experience at right guard the past two seasons, it should be a smooth transition. That will leave a hole, though, at the right guard position, where Laken Tomlinson and John Coleman are the top candidates.

NC State injury report

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The following players have missed all of spring workouts:

Sylvester Crawford, DE -- knee
Andrew Wallace, OG -- knee
Logan Winkles, FB -- knee

The following players will miss the Kay Yow Spring Game, but will be back in time for fall camp:

Ryan Cheek, LB -- hip
A.J. Ferguson, DT -- knee
Mustafa Greene, FB -- foot (surgery scheduled)
Sterling Lucas, LB -- knee (surgery scheduled)

Youth movement still strong at NC State

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Over 50 of NC State’s scholarship players are still freshmen and sophomores. There are only two seniors on defense -- defensive end Audi Augustin and linebacker Nate Irving. There is only one senior -- left tackle Jake Vermiglio -- on the offensive line.

“It’s not an old football team,” said coach Tom O’Brien.

Nor is it one favored to win the Atlantic Division -- yet. O’Brien is entering his fourth season in Raleigh, and yet the pieces still aren’t in place for the program to be regarded as a serious contender for the ACC title.

Why?

“Because you’ve only had three recruiting classes,” O’Brien said. “They’re only redshirt sophomores. You’re working to get those guys who have to be there in your program for three, four and five years to be where you want to be.”

O’Brien said the recruiting class before his arrival included one offensive and one defensive lineman (which in itself is a set-up for failure.) Of the transition class between coaching staffs, there were four offensive linemen signed and only one of them is still in school.

“You had devastation there in the lines,” O’Brien said.

If NC State is going to return to the postseason this year, that has to change. It’s going to be difficult to do, considering the defensive line lost all four starters and the offensive line is banking on three true sophomores.

It has to be a painstakingly slow process for O’Brien, who has a history of working with offensive linemen until his first offensive coordinator job at Virginia in 1991. O’Brien spent the first seven years of his career coaching the tackles and tight ends at Navy before coaching the guards and centers for nine seasons at Virginia.

“Offensive line is always a struggle because it’s such a hard position to play,” O’Brien said.

O’Brien said Vermiglio was better this spring than he was a year ago, and right tackle Mikel Overgaard, a junior college transfer from Snow College in Utah, will be a good addition. Center Camden Wentz played last year as a true freshman backup, and O’Brien can now chuckle looking back on guard Andrew Wallace’s infamous false start at South Carolina.

“We had a lot of young guys make a lot of bad plays last year,” O’Brien said, “but they’ll be older and better this year.”

Just not old enough. Yet.

Injuries again make consistency tough for NC State

September, 22, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich


In three games, NC State has had three different combinations of starters on its offensive line, and three different starting lineups in the secondary. When the Wolfpack hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday, it will make the fourth different look for both units.

It’s the third season under coach Tom O’Brien, and once again, the Wolfpack has been in the all-too familiar situation of juggling the lineup to adjust to injuries. Not even O’Brien, though, has had to shuffle a lineup like this before.

“I don’t remember any injuries since I’ve been here like this,” he said.

Heading into Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh, the status of left tackle Jake Vermiglio (lower leg), safety Clem Johnson (thigh) and corner Rashard Smith, who was on crutches last Saturday with an ankle injury, are still uncertain and expect to be updated in Thursday’s injury report.

“We really haven’t gotten the continuity at the two most important positions on our team, especially the last two weeks,” said O’Brien. “The only thing we have gained is we’ve gotten some young guys in the football game, which is down the road stuff, but for immediately getting better as a football team, with your fourth different offensive line, and your fourth different secondary, that’s not a good situation to be in.”

The left side of the offensive line is where the problems have been. Vermiglio injured his calf in the season opener against South Carolina, and that forced Julian Williams to slide over from guard. Williams, who had the flu last week, is back and is listed as the starter at left guard on the depth chart for Pitt. When Williams caught the flu last week, Andrew Wallace became the third player this season to start at left tackle.

That doesn’t bode well against a Big East defense that just limited Navy’s option attack to 2.8 yards per carry and 129 total yards in a 27-14 win last weekend.

“They’re at the top of their league in rush defense,” O’Brien said of Pitt. “Especially when you shut out a team like Navy, you ought to be the best there is. We have to work hard to run the football. They lead in sacks, so we’re going to have to work hard to throw the football, too.”

The secondary has been an even bigger carousel.

Starting corner DeAndre Morgan was hurt and missed the first two games. He returned last week against Gardner Webb, is back at 100 percent, and is expected to start against Pitt. Safety Clem Johnson, who was a returning starter, hurt his hip and missed the last game. Justin Byers, who graded out as the best safety in the season opener against South Carolina, was also injured and missed a game. Rashard Smith, who started the second game because he played so well against South Carolina, was hurt last weekend.

"People have gotten on the field," O'Brien said, "but certainly the areas that can cause you the biggest damage the quickest, we're still unsettled in."

ACC injury reports

September, 18, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


The weekly injury reports have all come in (some come in much later than others, which is why I wait until Friday mornings to do this). If you don't see 'em, they weren't sent. Maryland will miss Bruce Campbell again, Duke has a handful of key players who could miss the game at Kansas, including Vince Oghobaasse, Virginia is likely to be without Vic Hall, and Boston College will be without defensive tackle Damik Scafe. Not good news for any of those teams. It looks like UNC might -- might -- get Jonathan Cooper back on the offensive line. That would be a huge help.

Here are the full reports:

BOSTON COLLEGE

FB James McCluskey (Achilles) – OUT

LB Will Thompson (shoulder) – DOUBTFUL

WR Ifeanyi Momah (knee) – DOUBTFUL

LB Mike McLaughlin (Achilles) – DOUBTFUL

DT Damik Scafe (Neck/Shoulder) – DOUBTFUL

CLEMSON

Out for the Season

J.K. Jay, OT, back

Probable

Michael Palmer, TE, hip

DUKE

RB Re'quan Boyette (ankle) -- Probable

TE Danny Parker (ankle) -- Probable

RB Jay Hollingsworth (ankle) -- Questionable

DT Vince Oghobaase (leg) -- Questionable

WR Conner Vernon (ankle) -- Doubtful

RB Kyle Griswould (leg) -- OUT

CB Randez James (hand) -- OUT

S Anthony Young-Wiseman (knee) -- OUT FOR SEASON

FLORIDA STATE

OUT

OT Antwane Greenlee (knee)

LB Aaron Gresham (knee)

DT Demonte McAllister (knee)

DT Justin Mincey (knee)

OT John Prior (knee)

LB Vince Williams (back)

QUESTIONABLE

RV Korey Mangum (shoulder)

MARYLAND

Out for season:

Nolan Carroll (leg)

Out:

Louis Berman (leg)

Bruce Campbell (foot)

Jamari McCollough (foot)

Caleb Porzel (leg)

Joe Vellano (foot)

Probable:

Tony Logan (shoulder)

NORTH CAROLINA

Out (Season)

Carl Gaskins OL Knee

Matt Merletti S Knee

Out (Game)

Lowell Dyer C Shoulder

Dwight Jones WR Knee

Zack Pianalto TE Foot

Ryan Taylor TE Knee

Doubtful

Linwan Euwell LB Ankle

LeCount Fantroy CB Thigh

Questionable

Jonathan Cooper OG Ankle

Devon Ramsay RB Thigh

NC STATE

OUT FOR SEASON

Mario Carter, TE - knee

Denzelle Good, OL - shoulder

Nate Irving, LB - leg

Colby Jackson, FB - knee

Everett Proctor, QB - shoulder

OUT

Jamelle Eugene, HB - knee

Clem Johnson, S - thigh

Jeff Rieskamp, DE - hip

Jay Smith, WR - flu

Jake Vermiglio, OT - lower leg

Javon Walker, DB - knee

Julian Williams, OG/OT - flu

Johnson will be replaced by either Brandan Bishop or Justin Byers; Williams will be replaced by Andrew Wallace.

VIRGINIA

Out

Bobby Smith (knee)

Doubtful

Vic Hall (hip)

Questionable

Mikell Simpson (leg)

Probable

Denzel Burrell (hip)

BJ Cabbell (ankle)

Nate Collins (knee)

Matt Conrath (spine)

Chris Cook (hip)

John-Kevin Dolce (foot)

Ausar Walcott (knee)

VIRGINIA TECH

Greg Boone (SC joint sprain) - probable

Stephan Virgil (knee) - questionable

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