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Class Of 2001: Ex-coaches Impact Programs Long After Departures

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

October 18, 2004

Rank/School New Old^ Coach At Time Top-Rated Players (2000) Best Players (Career)
Miami A+/8.9 A+/6 Davis/Coker Antrel Rolle, Sean Taylor, Kellen Winslow Antrel Rolle, Sean Taylor, Kellen Winslow
Georgia Tech A/7.7 B+/19 George O'Leary Damarius Bilbo, Reuben Houston, Gerris Wilkinson James Butler, P.J. Daniels, Eric Henderson
N.C. State B+/6.4 B+/20 Chuck Amato Jay Davis, Tramain Hall, Sterling Hicks Tramain Hall, Sterling Hicks, Andre Maddox
Clemson B/6.0 B+/11 Tommy Bowden Roscoe Crosby, Airese Currie, Tymere Zimmerman Airese Currie, Leroy Hill, Charlie Whitehurst
Virginia B/5.8 B-/34 Welsh/Groh Darryl Blackstock, Patrick Estes, Randy Jones Darryl Blackstock, Elton Brown, Heath Miller
Florida State B/5.8 A/1 Bobby Bowden Jerome Carter, Joe Mauer, Dominic Robinson Xavier Beitia, Jerome Carter, Craphonso Thorpe
Maryland B/5.7 B-/41 Vanderlinden/Friedgen Domonique Foxworth, Randy Starks, Marcus Wimbush Domonique Foxworth, Randy Starks
Virginia Tech B-/5.2 B+/18 Frank Beamer DeAngelo Hall, Kevin Jones, Bryan Randall DeAngelo Hall, Kevin Jones, Bryan Randall
Duke C/5.2 C-/NR Carl Franks Alex Green, Jim Moravchik, Mark Wigal Phillip Alexander, Brendan Dewan, Micah Harris
North Carolina C/4.8 B-/42 Torbush/Bunting Jocques Dumas, Doug Justice, Jacque Lewis Jason Brown, Jacque Lewis, Jarwarski Pollock
Wake Forest D+/4.0 D+/NR Caldwell/Grobe Dominic Anderson, Cory Randolph, Goryal Scales Cory Randolph, Goryal Scales, Brad White
– revised grade/points per signee; 10 points per starter; 10 more for All-ACC selections/candidates, five for second-teamers
^ – ratings given by ACC Sports Journal/consensus national ranking in 2001; Sports Journal rankings updated after academic attrition (fall 2001)

School By School (part 1)

GEORGIA TECH Recruits: 26 Points: 200 (7.7 per)

All-ACC Selections/Candidates: 4

Starters: 13
% Starters: 50.0

Second Team: 6
% Contributors: 73.1

Missing (Dismissed/Left) Players: 6

GA LB Tabugbo Anyansi* Second Team
CO TE Salih Besirevic Second Team (OL)
MS QB Damarius Bilbo Second Team (WR)
FL DE Omar Billy Second Team (DT)
GA DB James Butler* Two-Year Starter
TX RB P.J. Daniels^ Two-Year Starter
NJ DB Dennis Davis* Starter#
LA OL Nat Dorsey Three-Year Starter/NFL
JC OL Garren Findlay Juco/Career Reserve
FL DE Tony Hargrove Starter/Dismissed/NFL
LA DE Eric Henderson Three-Year Starter
TX OL Brad Honeycutt Two-Year Starter
GA DB Reuben Houston Two-Year Starter
GA FB Brian Johnson Transfer/N.C. A&T
OH QB Rahshan Johnson Transfer/Bowling Green
FL LB E.J. Kuale Dismissed 2002/LSU
LA QB Dawan Landry Two-Year Starter (SS)
FL DT LeRon Lee Left Team 2002
CA DE Travis Parker Three-Year Starter
Tenn. QB A.J. Suggs! Second Team (2003)
GA OL Gavin Tarquinio Career Reserve
GA WR Levon Thomas* Second Team
MN OL Andy Tidwell-Neal* Two-Year Starter
GA OL Kyle Wallace* Three-Year Starter
FL DE Scott Wolf Transfer/South Florida
CA LB Gerris Wilkinson Two-Year Starter

^ – 2001 walk-on ! – I-A transfer # – injured
* – never redshirted/exhausts eligibility this fall

VIRGINIA

Recruits: 20 Points: 115 (5.8 per)

All-League Selections/Candidates: 3

Starters: 7
% Starters: 35.0

Second Team: 3
% Contributors: 50.0

Missing (Dismissed/Left) Players: 5

VA WR Ottowa Anderson Starter/Dismissed 2004
OH OL Brian Barthelmes Two-Year Starter
VA LB Darryl Blackstock Non-Qualifier/Re-Signed
VA OL Elton Brown* Three-Year Starter
VA TE Patrick Estes* Second Team
FL DT Mawase Falana Non-Qualifier/NAIA
VA QB Marques Hagans Starter
TX LB Alex Hall Career Reserve
VA DB Jermaine Hardy Two-Year Starter
CT OL Robert Jenkins Non-Qualifier/Maryland
NC DB Randy Jones Medical 2002
VA LB Melvin Massey Second Team (DT)
VA QB Heath Miller Three-Year Starter (TE)
NC RB Alvin Pearman* Second Team
NJ WR Scott Robinson Left Team 2004
MD OL Brennan Schmidt Three-Year Starter (DE)
VA PK Kurt Smith^ Career Reserve
VA TE Tyree Spinner Transfer/Richmond
FL DE Matt Stone Career Reserve
TN LB Bryan White* Career Reserve

^ – 2001 walk-on ! – I-A transfer # – injured
* – never redshirted/exhausts eligibility this fall

VIRGINIA TECH

Recruits: 23 Points: 120 (5.2 per)

All-League Selections/Candidates: 3

Starters: 6
% Starters: 26.1

Second Team: 6
% Contributors: 52.2

Missing (Dismissed/Left) Players: 5

VA LB James Anderson Starter
SC OL Curtis Bradley Transfer/Morgan State
VA OL Reggie Butler Non-Qualifier/Re-Signed
VA WR Chris Clifton Second Team
OK TE Andrew Fleck Enrolled 2002 (OL)
SC DE Brandon Frye Enrolled 2002 (OL)
VA DB DeAngelo Hall Two-Year Starter/NFL
VA RB Justin Hamilton Second Team
MD DT Kevin Hilton Left Team 2003
VA RB Cedric Humes Second Team
AK QB Will Hunt Left Team 2003
PA RB Kevin Jones Starter/NFL
VA TE Jeff King Starter
PA WR Fred Lee Left Team 2003
VA OL Danny McGrath Enrolled 2002
VA DT Will Montgomery^ Two-Year Starter (OL)
MD DT Jason Murphy Second Team (OL)
VA DE Chris Pannell Left Team 2004
VA QB Bryan Randall* Three-Year Starter
VA DT Tim Sandidge Second Team
CA LB Jordan Trott Career Reserve# (DE)
VA DB D.J. Walton Career Reserve
VA LB Blake Warren Second Team

^ – 2001 walk-on ! – I-A transfer # – injured
* – never redshirted/exhausts eligibility this fall

WAKE FOREST

Recruits: 21 Points: 85 (4.0 per)

All-League Selections/Candidates: 0

Starters: 6
% Starters: 28.6

Second Team: 5
% Contributors: 52.4

Missing (Dismissed/Left) Players: 7

FL OL Greg Adkins Starter
FL RB Dominic Anderson Second Team (SS)
FL RB Cornelius Birgs Second Team
MD DE John Finklea Second Team#
TX OL Craig Jones Starter/Dismissed 2004
NC WR Maurice Moten Dismissed 2003
MD DE Arthur Orlebar Transfer/Appalachian State
VA LB Chris Owen Career Reserve
TN LB Jason Pratt Second Team
FL QB Cory Randolph Two-Year Starter
OH OL Kreg Rotthoff Career Reserve
NC DT Goryal Scales Two-Year Starter
NC DB Robert Simmons Career Reserve
NJ WR Cassiel Smith Career Reserve
VA QB Nick Smith Transfer/James Madison
FL PK Chris Strappel Transfer/ETSU
NC LB Cori Stukes Second Team (NT)
GA WR Derek Tharpe Dismissed 2003
Georgia LB Brad White! Three-Year Starter
NJ PK Matt Wisnosky^ Three-Year Starter#
OH LB Garrett Young Transfer/Tusculum

^ – 2001 walk-on ! – I-A transfer # – injured
* – never redshirted/exhausts eligibility this fall

DUKE

Recruits: 23 Points: 120 (5.2 per)

All-League Selections/Candidates: 0

Starters: 11
% Starters: 47.8

Second Team: 2
% Contributors: 56.5

Missing (Dismissed/Left) Players: 4

NY LB Giuseppe Aguanno* Two-Year Starter
NY LB Phillip Alexander Two-Year Starter# (DE)
CA OL Ben Baker Transfer/NYU
CAN TE Chris Best Starter (OL)
Rutgers QB Chris Dapolito! Second Team
NC RB Cedric Dargan Starter
TX RB Brendan Dewan Three-Year Starter (LB)
TX OL Kurt Falke Transfer/Syracuse
MD DB Alex Green* Three-Year Starter
GA DB Brian Greene Three-Year Starter
SC DE David Gutshall Transfer/Coastal Carolina
OH DE Micah Harris Two-Year Starter/Deceased
NC WR Lance Johnson Dismissed/Gardner-Webb
NC DB John-Paul Kimbrough Career Reserve (RB)
KY WR Ben Kittleson Career Reserve
TX DE David Martin Career Reserve
WI OL Jim Moravchik Starter
OH RB Jamin Pastore Career Reserve (WR)
PA TE Andy Roland Three-Year Starter (TE/FB)
PA LB Jim Scharrer Graduated 2003
NC DE Orrin Thompson* Three-Year Starter (DT)
DE DT Demetrius Warrick Second Team
WV WR Mark Wigal Career Reserve

^ – 2001 walk-on ! – I-A transfer # – injured
* – never redshirted/exhausts eligibility this fall