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Checking in on the ACC

9/6/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

So Peter Lalich is playing against Richmond, despite making headlines on Friday for admitting to using marijuana while on supervised probation for an underage drinking charge.

Remember how much heat Randy Shannon took for suspended Robert Marve 10 months after the fact? Hey, at least he suspended him.

Al Groh clearly can't afford to do that, and in case you haven't noticed, the Cavaliers' offense isn't exactly lighting it up with Lalich.

  • Elsewhere in the ACC, I was wrong about the Boston College pick (but hey, I knew it would be close).

  • Paul Johnson and the Yellow Jackets came into Chestnut Hill and got their first league win. It was the second straight week Jonathan Dwyer looked like he could be a go-to player in this system, and it looks like Josh Nesbitt can be a dual-threat quarterback.

  • Wake Forest is having trouble with Ole Miss and it's no surprise. With Houston Nutt taking over and Dexter McCluster running out of the shotgun like Darren McFadden did, the Demon Deacons are going to have their hands full.

  • Once again, Clemson and Virginia Tech aren't exactly dominating. Tyrod Taylor, though, has shown why he was brought back from redshirt land -- his feet.

Check back later for more on the ACC. I'm taking my laptop downstairs now to the ESPNews studio so I can do double duty more effectively.

Thanks for your patience while I figure out how to blog and talk at the same time.