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Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:41am
By: Accsports Staff




DEPARTING PLAYERS

Starters (10)

OG Andrew Bain, S Willie Cooper, LB Tavares Gooden, WR Darnell Jenkins, WR Lance Leggett, DT Teraz McCray, OG Derrick Morse, OC John Rochford, QB Kyle Wright, PK Francesco Zampogna

Other Contributors

DS Ross Abramson, LB Glenn Cook, LB Romeo Davis, DE Vegas Franklin, RB Charlie Jones, CB Glenn Sharpe, OT Cyrim Wimbs

2008 RETURNING STARTERS^

Offense (5)

Pos. Name Ht./Wt. 2008 Class
RB Javarris James 6-0/211 Jr.
FB Jerrell Mabry 6-1/275 Jr.
TE Chris Zellner 6-2/242
Sr.
LT Jason Fox 6-6/290 Jr.
RT Reggie Youngblood 6-5/302 Sr.

Defense (8)

DT Joe Joseph 6-3/271 Jr.
DE Calais Campbell 6-8/280
Sr.
DE Eric Moncur 6-2/255 *Sr.
LB Spencer Adkins 5-11/230 Sr.
LB Colin McCarthy 6-3/223 Jr.
S Kenny Phillips 6-3/210 Sr.
CB Bruce Johnson 5-11/174 Sr.
CB DeMarcus Van Dyke 6-1/170 So.

Special Teams (1)

P Matt Bosher 6-0/195 *So.

    • has utilized redshirt season
      ^ - six/more 2007 regular-season starts

OTHER TESTED RETURNEES

Offense

RB/PR Graig Cooper, FB/TE Dedrick Epps, WR Kayne Farquharson, TE DajLeon Farr, OG Orlando Franklin, QB Kirby Freeman, TE Richard Gordon, WR Leonard Hankerson, WR/KR Ryan Hill, WR Khalil Jones, RB/KR Shawnbrey McNeal, OT Chris Rutledge, WR Sam Shields (2006 starter), RB Derron Thomas, OC A.J. Trump

Defense

CB Carlos Armour, PK Daren Daly, DT Antonio Dixon, CB Chavez Grant, DE Courtney Harris, DT Dwayne Hendricks, S Lovon Ponder (2006 starter), CB Randy Phillips (2006 starter), S Anthony Reddick, LB Darryl Sharpton

RECENT RESULTS

Year ACC Overall Postseason
1998 5-2 (2) 9-3 MicronPC Bowl (W)
1999 6-1 (2) 9-4 Gator Bowl (W)
2000 7-0 (1) 11-1 Sugar Bowl (W)
2001 7-0 (1) 12-0 Rose Bowl (W)
2002 7-0 (1) 12-1 Fiesta Bowl (L)
2003 6-1 (1) 11-2 Orange Bowl (W)
2004 5-3 (3) 9-3 Peach Bowl (W)
2005 6-2 (2C) 9-3 Peach Bowl (L)
2006 3-5 (4C) 7-6 Humanitarian Bowl (W)
2007 2-6 (5C) 5-7 None

ACC: 16-16 (.500)
Overall: 94-30 (.758)

2008 OPPONENTS

Home

Team 2007 Record^
Florida State 7-5 (4-4)
North Carolina 4-8 (3-5)
Virginia Tech 11-2 (7-1)
Wake Forest 8-4 (5-3)
Central Florida 10-3 (7-1)
North Texas 2-10 (1-6)

Away

Duke 1-11 (0-8)
Georgia Tech 7-5 (4-4)
N.C. State 5-7 (3-5)
Virginia 9-3 (6-2)
Florida 9-3 (5-3)
Texas A&M 7-5 (4-4)

^ - before bowl games (conference)

Note: Finalized times/dates TBA.