In Saturday's ACC action, a hot Georgia Tech visits Virginia, Clemson travels to struggling Maryland, Boston College takes their hot offense up against Florida State's rugged defense, and Virginia Tech takes a breather with Longwood.
Let's get the easy stuff out of the way first: even though Virginia Tech traditionally plays down to the competition, Longwood has no chance.
The other games are pretty interesting.Â It's B.C. and a high-octane offense against a brutal Florida State defense. Since Steve Donahue is still on his first tour around the conference, we couldn't hazard a guess on what to expect.
We expect Georgia Tech will find themselves limited by Virginia's defense. In their last two games, they haven't seen anything like what Virginia can do.
But perhaps the best game is going to be Clemson at Maryland.
That has the potential to be really, really good, although Clemson will be playing without Tanner Smith, who injured his ankle in the Carolina game.
But Maryland is desperate for a win while Brad Brownell, having missed a huge win in Chapel Hill by not all that much, has another chance to knock off a powerful ACC program.Â We typically favor the more desperate ACC team which in this case is going to be Maryland.
Back to Virginia Tech: the Hokies have really accomplished something lately considering what they've been up against with injuries. Seth Greenberg, who has primarilyÂ been good in recent seasons for entertainment value as his teams fade down the stretch is doing a superb job adjusting to his team's limitations.
Not doing so well unfortunately is Sidney Lowe. Although a lot of people are quietly discussing his future, Brett Friedlander is the first we are aware of to publicy call for him to step down.Â If that happens, our guess is that Debbie Yow will run a more organized search than did Lee Fowler.
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