Tigers wrap up a short practice week
After going full contact for a couple of days, Clemson's players will be taking it easy until Sunday afternoon, when preparations for the Oct. 4 Maryland game will begin in earnest. (More here and here.)
A WARNING TO MARYLAND: Former Clemson quarterback Willie Simmons, who transferred to The Citadel at the start of the season and got to see Maryland up close and personal in a 61-0 loss in College Park on Sept. 13, warns the Terps about trying to cover Clemson's speedy receivers one-on-one.
ACC EXPANSION: The Charlotte Observer is all over the possible courting of Notre Dame as the 12th member of the league. This story details how Notre Dame would join the ACC in stages. Meanwhile, the ACC denies that a deal has been reached. (More on that here.) And here's a Q&A with Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese, whose league also is pursuing the Irish.
AROUND THE LEAGUE: Here's a quick preview of this weekend's upcoming ACC games. The big news is that Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub, a Heisman candidate who hasn't played since a shoulder injury suffered in the Cavs' first game, could return for Saturday's contest against Wake Forest.