(UPDATED at 1:07 p.m.)An injured Whitehurst: Nightmare in the making?
Ron Morris, a sports columnist for The State, suggests that the possible loss of quarterback Charlie Whitehurst to injury could be as devastating as losing Matt Schaub was for Virginia. (As we remember, the Cavs were whipped by the Gamecocks 31-7 in the first game after Schaub's season-opening injury.) Whitehurst returned to practice on Tuesday, but he did not run. He says his chances of starting Saturday are "50 percent."
WHERE'S KELLY? The State also looks at the differing opinions about why running back Yusef Kelly, Clemson's best rusher last year, hasn't played much this season. Kelly is slated for his first start of the season against Virginia.
PRESS CONFERENCE: Here's the AP version of what went down at coach Tommy Bowden's weekly press conference.
SAMPSON WORKS HARD: Linebacker Eric Sampson, who was kicked off the team last year but was reinstated at the start of fall practice, is working hard to stay on the field.
CU-VA MEMORIES: The official Clemson site has posted video highlights of Clemson's 33-14 victory over the Cavaliers in 1999. Check 'em out.
EXPANSION AFFECTS SCHEDULE: Thanks to ACC expansion, Clemson won't play Auburn in 2006 and 2007, according to this story.