Taiwan Easterling Injured, Everette Brown Hot, Amato Re-signed, and the Big East Hurting

Taiwan Easterling will miss spring practiced with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.  Surgery scheduled for the 20th.

Dinnich has an interesting story about Bert reed growing up.

One thing Reed said he wants to make a point of this offseason is "being accountable" with the coaches and his teammates -- running the right routes, and making the right blocks. It's consistency that Reed has struggled with, both on and off the field.

"That's one of the main things with me," Reed said. "It's been that way since I got here. 'He'll do it right three times and he won't do it right one time.' That's been the thing with me -- going to class but then getting that last absence. It correlates off the field and on the field. That's what they always tell me. That's what I'm trying to work on, discipline and doing what's right every time."

Meh.  Bert Reed can be a good slot guy and rub bubble screens.  It would be great if he would stay out of trouble because he's not a thug (I've met him before).  We have some thugs on our team and Bert isn't one of them.  He's the guy who just does stupid stuff.  He also runs his mouth a ton and that gets him in trouble.

Mel Kiper had thoughts on Everette Brown and Drew Weatherford:

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. said star Everette Brown is a 4-3 defensive end could position himself "solidly in the early to mid first round’’ with a good workout at week’s NFLScouting Combine.

When asked if quarterback Drew Weatherford, a three-year starter only to lose his job before the 2008 season and play sparingly this past year, had any shot to make a NFL team, Kiper was succinct:

"I don’t think so. No.’’

Brown is better suited to play OLB in a 3-4.  I discussed that in our scouting report.

I'm so happy that the beat guys can't continue to slobber all over our personable backup quarterback anymore.  Drew will be a good guy in politics.

Amato and Mickey have new contracts while Spetman is at least paying lip service to the urgency of the Trickett situation.  A contract offer is on the table from FSU.

Dr. Saturday has a story about moving marquee games from Saturday to Thursday nights and how it will cripple the Big East, who appears on Thursday night just once after making a living off the exposure from '05-'08

Thursday, Sept. 3: 7 p.m. ESPN South Carolina at N.C. State
Monday, Sept. 7: 8 p.m. ESPN Miami (Fla.) at Florida State
Thursday, Sept. 10: 7:30 p.m. ESPN Clemson at Georgia Tech
Thursday, Sept. 17: 7:30 p.m. ESPN Georgia Tech at Miami
Thursday, Sept. 24: 7:30 p.m. ESPN Mississippi at South Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 1: 7:30 p.m. ESPN Colorado at West Virginia
Thursday, Oct. 8: 7:30 p.m. ESPN Nebraska at Missouri
Thursday, Oct. 22: 8 p.m. ESPN Florida State at North Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 29: 7:30 p.m. ESPN North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Thursday, Nov. 5: 7:30 p.m. ESPN Virginia Tech at East Carolina
Thursday, Nov. 19: 7:30 p.m. ESPN Colorado at Oklahoma State
Thursday, Nov. 26: 8 p.m. ESPN Texas at Texas A&M
Thursday, Dec. 3: 9 p.m. ESPN Oregon State at Oregon

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