Not much of note today; just trying to savor the last quiet time on the horizon for several, several months. At least, it should remain quiet time.
Tomorrow, it’ll be off to the ACC kickoff event in Greensboro, Ga. The league sure loves Greensboros, that’s for certain. This event rotates around the southeast; last year it was at Pinehurst, N.C., and the year before it was in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
There will be player interviews on Sunday; Maryland‘s representatives are center Edwin Williams and defensive lineman Jeremy Navarre. Virginia has tight end John Phillips and linebacker Clint Sintim, while Virginia Tech is sending quarterback Sean Glennon and defensive end Orion Martin.
Virginia Tech, Clemson (Cullen Harper) and Florida State (Drew Weatherford) receive special thanks for actually sending quarterbacks; last year, the only QB in attendance was Boston College’s Matt Ryan.
Coaches take their turn with the media on Monday, and ACC commissioner John Swofford has a session Tuesday morning. There’s a lot coming out of this (especially if you come armed with multiple tape recorders), so there will be nuggets to spread out over the next few weeks.
Some things to look forward to in the next month or so, besides camp coverage of Maryland that will include everything from positional battles to Q-and-As:
* A rundown of each football team in the ACC
* A 1-120 ranking of everyone nationally, broken down into groups of 10 or 20
* More basketball scheduling stuff as it trickles in
And maybe an update on Central Florida coach George O’Leary’s boycott of the Orlando Sentinel, too.
For now, the most useful thing to suggest is to pay a little homage to Internet inventor Al Gore and play Ms. Pac Man for a few hours.
—- Patrick Stevens