ACC's lunchtime links: In defense of coordinators
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
If Wake Forest fans want to pick on somebody, coach Jim Grobe says pick on him. It was a clear message, unlike Ralph Friedgen's earlier defense of his defensive coordinator, Chris Cosh. Friedgen supported Cosh, but also said Cosh is too emotional on the sideline:
"As a coordinator, you can't do that," Friedgen said. "If you want to be an assistant coach, that's fine. But if you are going to call defenses, you have to be, 'What's the personnel group? What's the down and distance? What is my call now?' You don't need to be going, 'Uh, uh, uh, uh', or screaming or yelling. I just can't operate like that. That is about the only criticism I have."
- Clemson's offense has changed since former coordinator Rob Spence was fired. Just ask freshman defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, who was part of the "ambush."
- There's nothing like getting your picture taken with Bobby Bowden when you're dressed head-to-toe like a Yellow Jacket.
- To quote Boston College defensive end Jim Ramella, this is "disgusting." Unfortunately, we're both talking about his shoulder.
- Florida State receiver Bert Reed learned a lesson about missing class. He learned it quicker than I did, that's for sure.