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July, 31, 2014
Jul 31
The season really cannot get here soon enough, can it?

Until then, no news is good news, and North Carolina is the latest to find that out, with multiple reports saying that three scholarship Tar Heels are no longer on the team.

A school spokesman confirmed the departures to

Defensive tackles Shawn Underwood and Greg Webb and linebacker Clint Heaven will not be with the Heels when fall camp kicks off Friday. Offensive guard J.J. Patterson is not a part of the 105-man roster, the spokesman said.

Underwood and Webb are no longer a part of the program due to personal reasons, the spokesman said, while Heaven has transferred to Northern Iowa.

Underwood is the most decorated of the four, having been on the two-deep up front and coming off a 10-tackle junior season.

As Insider Carolina's Greg Barnes notes, 15 UNC scholarship players with eligibility remaining will not return for the 2014 campaign, a number that would be staggering if it wasn't so familiar in the conference already. As Andrea Adelson noted last week, fellow Coastal division foe Georgia Tech has lost 13 non-seniors since last season ended.

Here's to relatively quiet camps this next month.

Elsewhere across the ACC:

Christian Ponder listed as 'questionable'

November, 12, 2010
Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder returned to practice on Thursday after missing three consecutive days after team doctors inserted a drain to help remove excess fluid from his right elbow related to his ruptured bursa sac.

“He did some,” coach Jimbo Fisher said, according to the team's practice report. “I didn’t want to take a chance, so we limited what he did. What we’re doing right now, he feels very good about. He took some reps and did some things but we limited what he did as far as numbers. I didn’t want the day after to be a bear. I think he’ll feel good. I really do.”

Ponder is listed as questionable on this week's injury report for Saturday's home game against Clemson. Sophomore quarterback E.J. Manuel still took the bulk of the practice reps Thursday. Fisher did say if Manuel was the starter Saturday that redshirt freshman Will Secord will be his backup.

“We haven’t changed a bit [with E.J. in there],” Fisher said. “We’re doing exactly the same thing we’ve been doing. “

Here is FSU's full injury report:

DT Moses McCray (knee)
LB A.J. Land (knee)
DT Cameron Erving (back)

OG Blake Snider (ankle)
C A.J. Ganguzza (back)
LS Chris Revell (wrist)
OG David Spurlock (head)
OG Bryan Stork (illness)
S Jajuan Harley (groin)
WR Jarred Haggins (hamstring)

QB Christian Ponder (elbow)
S Gerald Demps (head)
WR Cameron Wade (illness)

ACC injury reports: Week 13

November, 27, 2009
If you don't see it here, I didn't get it ...



LB Mark Herzlich (illness)


RB Rolandan Finch (illness) – DOUBTFUL

LS Jack Geiser (foot) – DOUBTFUL

OG Thomas Claiborne (leg) – QUESTIONABLE

DE Alex Albright (ankle) – QUESTIONABLE

DT Kaleb Ramsey (ankle) – QUESTIONABLE


They're "all in." (Sorry, too easy.)


QB Thaddeus Lewis (leg) -- Probable

RB Re'quan Boyette (leg) -- Questionable

DT Vince Oghobaase (leg) -- Questionable

WR Johnny Williams (knee) -- Questionable

RB Kyle Griswould (leg) -- OUT FOR SEASON

OG Mitchell Lederman (foot) -- OUT FOR SEASON

QB Sean Renfree (knee) -- OUT FOR SEASON

WR Tyree Watkins (leg) -- OUT FOR SEASON

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



76 OT Garrett Faircloth (hip)

70 OT Antwane Greenlee (knee)

51 LB Aaron Gresham (knee)

44 LB Maurice Harris (neck)*

62 OG Rodney Hudson (knee)

97 DT Demonte McAllister (knee)

81 TE Caz Piurowski (knee)*

7 QB Christian Ponder (shoulder)*

74 OT John Prior (knee)

27 CB Xavier Rhodes (thumb)

11 LB Vince Williams (back)


9 WR Richard Goodman (groin)

30 ROV Jajuan Harley (hamstring)


94 DT Justin Mincey (knee)

* - out for the season



Austin Barrick, r-Jr., OT (heel)

Kevin Cone, r-Jr., WR (ankle)

Malcolm Munroe, r-Fr., LB (knee)


Sean Bedford, r-Jr., C (ankle)

Omoregie Uzzi, r-Fr., OL (back)

Anthony Barnes, r-Jr., LB

Out For Season

Robert Hall, r-Jr., DE (knee)

Kyle Jackson, r-So., LB (foot)

Cooper Taylor, So., S (undisclosed)



RB Lee Chambers – Lower Extremity

WR Thearon Collier – Lower Extremity

DB Sam Shields – Lower Extremity


OL Jason Fox – Illness


FB Patrick Hill – Lower Extremity

Surgery and Out for the Season

DL Dyron Dye – Lower Extremity

DL Marcus Forston – Lower Extremity

LB Jordan Futch – Lower Extremity

TE Richard Gordon – Upper Extremity

LB Shayon Green – Lower Extremity

DE Gavin Hardin – Upper Extremity

DB Ryan Hill – Upper Extremity

DB JoJo Nicolas – Upper Extremity

DE Adewale Ojomo – Jaw



Audi Augustin, DE - elbow

Mike Glennon, QB - clavicle

DeAndre Morgan, CB - concussion


Mario Carter, TE - knee

Ryan Cheek, LB - hip

Denzelle Good, OL – shoulder

T.J. Graham, WR – stress fracture/leg

Steven Howard, WR - knee

Nate Irving, LB - leg

Colby Jackson, FB – knee

R.J. Mattes, OG - knee

Everett Proctor, QB – shoulder

Jeff Rieskamp, DE – sports hernia

Rashard Smith, CB - knee

Javon Walker, S – knee

James Washington, HB - knee



Joshua Adams WR Shoulder

AJ Blue RB/QB Knee

Curtis Campbell DB Wrist

David Collins OL Foot

Shaun Draughn TB Shoulder

Carl Gaskins OT Knee

Matt Merletti S Knee

Trevor Stuart DS Knee

Ryan Taylor TE Knee

Jamal Womble RB Wrist


Anthony Elzy RB Ankle

Devon Ramsay FB Ankle

Gene Robinson CB Back



Isaac Cain (foot)

Raynard Horne (back)

Torrey Mack (ankle)


Darren Childs (ankle)


Jared Green (shoulder)

Mikell Simpson (leg)


Daniel Childress (ankle)

Matt Conrath (ankle)

Connor McCartin (shoulder)

Jameel Sewell (shoulder)

Patrick Slebonick (leg)



Beau Warren (knee)

Ed Wang (knee)

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FSU's secondary to be challenged even by run-based offense

October, 8, 2009

Posted by’s Heather Dinich

Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews admitted earlier this week that he “didn’t have the guts” to make changes to his starting lineup last Saturday against Boston College.

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 Mickey Andrews said he’s got an “average defense” right now.

This week, he might not have a choice.

Freshman rover Jajuan Harley was expected to get his first career start in Chestnut Hill, but Andrews stuck with the experience of senior Korey Mangum. This week, as the Seminoles prepare to host No. 22 Georgia Tech, Mangum has been nursing a shoulder injury that has hindered his tackling ability and Harley is listed as No. 1 on this week’s depth chart.

And senior cornerback Patrick Robinson, who defended Georgia Tech star receiver Demaryius Thomas last year, sustained an ankle sprain in the first half against Boston College, and was in an immobilized boot earlier this week but practiced Wednesday.

“It will probably come down to how bad he wants to play, and how effective he can be if he plays,” Andrews said. “I think he’ll try. We’ll just have to see what he can do. A lot of healing is through the mind. If he thinks he’s hurt, he won’t play.”

Even though the Seminoles will be facing a run-based defense, they’ll need all the help they can get on Saturday.

Florida State’s secondary was a concern this summer and not much has changed in Tallahassee since two-a-days. While the future of Florida State’s football program was being discussed earlier this week by high-ranking university officials, there was no decision made that could immediately fix the problems with the Seminoles’ passing defense. Florida State ranks 112th nationally in pass efficiency defense, and 112th in pass defense.

“We can definitely be playing a lot better,” said cornerback Ochuko Jenije. “It’s the small errors that are killing us now. We’re focusing on being better at the small things. It’s basically just mental errors. We know what we’re doing during practice, but during the game we make errors on leverage, or different reads and people are getting behind us. That’s been our kryptonite right now.”

Part of the problem is that FSU hasn’t been putting enough pressure on the quarterback, but they’re also getting beat deep on occasion by the receivers, getting penalized for pass interference on third downs, and dropping potential interceptions.

“We’ve got to pressure better than that and we’ve got to cover better than that,” Andrews said. “Turnovers are caused by great pressure on the receiver and on the quarterback. You’ve got to whip people, you’ve got to whip blockers, you gotta whip the guys running the pass pattern, and of course eliminate the long plays, the long passes.”

Against Boston College, Florida State had 28 plays where they allowed a yard or less, but too many where they gave up big plays. Andrews said right now, he’s got an “average defense,” and that’s their choice.

When asked if he has the talent, Andrews declined to talk about it.

“We’ve got what we’ve got,” he said. “It’s our job to put them in position they can make plays.”

If Robinson doesn’t play, it will be up to Greg Reid to cover Thomas. Although Reid has had an impressive season for a freshman, he’ll be at a height disadvantage against Thomas. Reid is 5-foot-9 while Thomas is 6-foot-3.

“I don’t know if we’ve played anybody that’s as big as he is,” Andrews said. “I can tell you right now they’re going to throw the ball to him. … They’re going to get the ball to him, it’s just who’s on him, can they cover him, or will they cover him? He’ll be a big challenge, there’s no doubt about it. You can’t cover everybody and play the run like you need to and double cover him. You can, but they’ll penalize you. We’ve got it figured out if they’d just let us play with that extra guy. And they ought to, we need it right now.”