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By now, Virginia Tech's 28-23 loss at Georgia Tech is 10 days old. But it is still grabbing headlines for some of the sniping that has gone on off the field between the two teams' coaches.

On Monday morning, Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer characterized some of the Yellow Jackets' blocking techniques as dangerous. On Monday evening, Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson dismissed that allegation as "a joke." But it didn't stop there. Johnson added: "They got out-schemed. So it’s illegal to out-scheme them, I guess."

Turning to North Carolina -- the season moves on after Georgia Tech, you know -- there is similar bitter feelings involving its football program. Recently, the angst was directed at quarterback T.J. Yates. The thing is, it was coming from Tar Heel fans in Carolina blue, and it rained down on him in the form of tiny metal objects.

Meanwhile, Coach Butch Davis has been at North Carolina for 2 1/2 years and the program has not yet turned the corner. But one local columnist doesn't think that Davis has been the problem. In fact, Eddy Landreth of the Chapel Hill News writes that Davis won't back down and that North Carolina "will build a powerful, winning football program the school and alumni will be proud to call theirs."

By Mark Viera  |  October 27, 2009; 8:33 AM ET
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