ACC: Emmanuel Dunbar

FSU, Maryland and Virginia Tech injury reports

October, 3, 2008

Posted by's Heather Dinich


Out for the year:
DB Ed Imeokparia (right knee)
LB Aaron Gresham (right knee)
RB Tavares Pressley (left knee)
OL Evan Bellamy (blood clot)
DT Emmanuel Dunbar (back)
DB Nick Moody (shoulder)

Out this week:
DE Toshmon Stevens (calf strain) and DE Jamar Jackson (knee)

WR Richard Goodman (knee)


Out for season:
WR Kevin Dorsey (foot)
LB Dominique Herald (knee)
RB Paul Lariviere (knee)
OL Ben Pooler (knee)
DB Richard Taylor (knee)
DL Joe Vellano (shoulder)

LB Louis Berman (leg)
OL Tyler Bowen (leg)
DB Nolan Carroll (leg)
DL Ricardo Dacosta (leg)
TE Matt Furstenburg (leg)
LB Adrian Moten (arm)
QB Jordan Steffy (hand)
WR LaQuan Williams (leg)
OL Lamar Young (leg)

DL Mack Frost (leg)
DL Travis Ivey (leg)


OL Barrett Mears (ankle) -- Out

ACC in the morning, Part II: Beamer loyal to Stinespring

September, 10, 2008

Posted by's Heather Dinich

I've gotten a ton of questions in the mailbag from fans expressing displeasure with Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring. A ton. Here are a few samples:

Jason, in Arlington, writes: Heather, you ought to talk with Kyle Tucker and ask about the past few days in Blacksburg!! Heat is getting turned up on Beamer and Stinespring, grass roots campaign style!

Alexander, in Blacksburg, writes: you rank the teams you rank the head coaches rank the OC's and the DC's Stinespring needs to be pushed out interestingly..he is the o-line coach, and our o-line has been shakey the last few only his he predictable he's the source of our offensive weakness-the o-line. I hope you cover these topics soon

Somebody writes: are you going to help us dismantle stinespring or not?..he needs to go..we can't win with him

Dennis, in Torrance, CA, writes: ... And could you please ask Coach Beamer why Stinespring's name is still on a Hokie Office Door?

Yes, I'm ignoring you, because it's not something I feel comfortable passing judgment on right now. However, Frank Beamer has made it clear that Stinespring is his guy.

So you can complain all you want -- the mailbag is there for you to vent, cry, laugh, whatever -- but it doesn't look like things are going to change anytime soon. Other than the fact that Beamer is firing back at his critics.

Elsewhere in the league ...

Update on FSU's Dunbar

August, 28, 2008

Posted by's Heather Dinich

After a scary scene in practice Wednesday in which Florida State defensive tackle Emmanuel Dunbar was injured and immobile from the waist down, FSU officials said today Dunbar will be released from the hospital this afternoon and is able to walk on his own.

His playing status is obviously still uncertain, but Dunbar was expected to start in place of a few guys who were serving academic suspensions.

ACC in the morning: Time to 'Wake' up

August, 28, 2008

Posted by's Heather Dinich

ATLANTA -- A belated good morning, ACC fans. Sorry for the late start, but there's one thing you need to know before this season officially gets started: If I know I'm going to be in a press box until at least midnight (as is the case tonight), there ain't no way, no how I'm starting my work day at 5:30 a.m.

Speaking of being a-Wake, let's check in on those Demon Deacons ...

Jim Grobe put them through one of the two toughest training camps since he's been there, and it should pay off tonight in Waco, Texas. They can be confident in their quarterback, but the preseason expectation and hype surrounding this program has the players a little uneasy.

At least they don't have to worry about a redshirt freshman making his debut at quarterback. We'll know much more about Russell Wilson and NC State tonight, too. Is there an upset brewing?

We already know plenty about the quarterback I'll be watching. I'm excited to be here for the start of the Paul Johnson era, which begins tonight against former LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux and Jacksonville State.

I'll be keeping an eye on every ACC game, even though I'm in Atlanta. (Good times last night at a place called Six Feet Under, by the way. Nice view of the Dome from the roof).

Miami also opens its season tonight, and it's time for a fresh start, in a new stadium with a brand new quarterback. Don't get too excited, though, Greg Cote says. Better days in Coral Gables aren't here quite yet. The players at Charleston Southern aren't thinking any less of the Canes, though.

Unfortunate news out of Tallahassee last night, as projected starting defensive lineman Emmanuel Dunbar was taken to the hospital with a back injury. I'll check in with FSU for an update on that today.

Elsewhere in the ACC, keep an eye on this "son of a gun" at Maryland. Defensive tackle Jeremy Navarre has been such a force this summer coach Ralph Friedgen was worried he'd hurt the confidence of the offensive lineman. How's that for a compliment?

Maryland quarterback Jordan Steffy has endured more criticism than praise during his career in College Park. Can he change that this season?

Virginia is looking to silence some doubters this season, too.

Meanwhile, Duke coach David Cutcliffe is working to change attitudes inside and out of his program. The seniors on the roster are still hoping to be part of the turnaround in Durham.

Way up north, Boston College right guard Thomas Claiborne had to shed some major weight in order to get on the field. His efforts have paid off.

On a more serious note, Victor Harris was a little shaken up about his recent testimony in court.