Personnel moves aplenty across ACC


So long, Dennis Andrews and Andrew Ford. Greetings, Albert Reid.

The former two are on their way out the door at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, respectively. The latter will be suiting up for Virginia this fall.

The Yellow Jackets dismissed Andrews for a violation of team rules, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which spoke to coach Paul Johnson. Andrews, who wasn't even on the post-spring two-deep released by the team, was one of just two returning A-backs with significant time. The other is Broderick Snoddy, who is returning from a broken left leg suffered late last season.

Andrews, who would have been a redshirt junior in Atlanta, rushed for 245 yards for his career and returned five kicks in 2013 for 136 yards. His absence further depletes a backfield that has already said goodbye to its top three B-backs from last season, as that group exited the spring led by a player (Marcus Allen) who had converted from A-back/linebacker/receiver just because of depth reasons. C.J. Leggett is out for the season with a torn ACL, while Quaide Weimerskirch is out indefinitely with a broken foot.

Of course, the post-spring addition of fifth-year senior Patrick Skov from Stanford should go a long way toward shoring up any troubles back there.

As for Virginia Tech, the (Newport News) Daily Press reports that Ford, the redshirt freshman quarterback, asked for and was granted his release from his scholarship on May 19. With Michael Brewer, Brenden Motley and Chris Durkin all returning -- in addition to the arrival of Dwayne Lawson this summer -- there is little cause for concern in Blacksburg.

Virginia, meanwhile, will welcome Reid, a Maryland transfer, this summer. Because Reid graduated in three years, and because he was granted a medical hardship waiver last season, he will be immediately eligible to play for the Cavaliers for the next two seasons.

Reid carried the ball 122 times for 447 yards and three touchdowns during his tenure with the Terrapins. He added 15 catches for 129 yards and another score through the air. In Charlottesville, he'll join a depth chart that is headed by a pair of players who saw significant time last season: junior Taquan "Smoke" Mizzell and sophomore Daniel Hamm.