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Around the ACC, Aug. 12

The big ACC football news from yesterday came from Blacksburg. Running back Darren Evans, Virginia Tech's leading rusher from last season, will miss the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. Evans rushed for 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and was named the most valuable player in the Hokies' Orange Bowl victory over Cincinnati. He also gashed Maryland last season for 253 rushing yards and a touchdown. The highly touted Ryan Williams and David Wilson will now get a chance for a breakout year, though only Josh Oglesby has any experience, and that's only 38 career carries.

Elsewhere, highly touted North Carolina recruit Donte Paige-Moss, a defensive end, was arrested last month after fighting with teammate Hunter Furr in a UNC dorm. No word on any suspensions, but Paige-Moss faces an Aug. 20 court date.

North Carolina State redshirt freshman quarterback Mike Glennon will see some snaps in the Wolfpack's opener against South Carolina, even though N.C. State's quarterback last season was Russell Wilson, the first freshman to be named to the all-ACC first team.

Where once Miami's roster was filled with men of questionable character, now it's filled by future radiologists. As usual, it's also filled with the sons of former Hurricanes.

Day One of the Frank Spaziani era at Boston College.

"Girdle-Gate" at Clemson, explained. Also, Kyle Parker seems to have the edge on Willy Korn for the Tigers' starting QB job, though it's still up in the air.

Wake Forest wide receiver Jordan Williams was the only true freshman to play for the Demon Deacons in 2007, but last season he had only one catch for three yards. Williams says his "head got a little large," and hopes for big things this season.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  August 12, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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