Looks like Johnny Football will be replaced by Kenny Football. Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill, set a single-game school record with 511 passing yards and led the Aggies to a 52-28 beatdown win over No. 9 South Carolina in Columbia. It was their first loss at Willaims-Bryce since 2011.
The ACC had one school start the season off on Thursday. Wake Forest traveled to Louisiana, only put up 94 yards of total offense, was shut out in the second half and lost to Louisiana-Monroe 17-10. NC State transfer qb Pete Thomas went 23 of 41 passes for 189 yards for ULM.
Here is the rest of the ACC Schedule for the opening weekend. Happy Labor Day.
David Wilson was the 2011 ACC Player of the Year running back from Virginia Tech, and a first round draft pick in 2012 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. His brief NFL career has been cut short because of neck and spine injuries.
The Giants announced on Monday that doctors have advised Wilson, who is 23, to stop playing football due to the condition of his neck and spine.
ESPN.com said that Wilson injured his neck in a Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and missed the rest of the season. He had spinal fusion surgery in January and was not cleared for full contact until July 21, the day before the Giants’ first training camp practice.
I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me or pity me. I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream.
If you are a former athlete from UNC-CH, and you did not finish your degree, we have good news for you. Sorta. In its new “Complete Carolina” initiative, UNC-CH is inviting former athletes to come back and finalize their educations. On scholarship.
Which is very interesting to me. While some athletes would be partial scholarships and some full ones (ahem, basketball, football and baseball?) depending on their status when they were at UNC-CH to begin with, one has to wonder if these scholarships should count against their eligible tally for each season. It is kind of shady to have, say, Marvin Williams (just pulling a name out of the air) back on campus with a full basketball scholarship yet have it not count against their allotted number for basketball.
Do not get me wrong, I think it is commendable to offer this (which has been done by other programs already) and I hope it is successful. I also hope it does not give the mentality to current and future players that school is secondary because if they do not make it in the NBA/NFL they can always come back and finish up their degrees without reaching into their own pockets.
The ACC Kickoff was held in Greensboro and the always exciting and absolutely spot-on preseason voting took place. Defending National Champions Florida State are the overwhelming favorite to win the ACC for the third straight year. Heisman Trophy winner FSU quarterback Jameis Winston was also the major choice for preseason ACC Player of the Year. Winston recieved 99 votes, Clemson DE Vic Beasley was second with six. Here is the rest of the voting.
The Triangle teams all start the season on August 30. Duke hosts Elon, North Carolina opens at home against Liberty, and NC State is on the road at Georgia Southern.