Deacon Dump 9/1: Moore continuing to impress with Panthers

Welcome to September. That means two things: fall and football. And they couldn't come sooner. With the Indians and the Cubs completely out of it and no more NBA free agency talk or baseball postseason roster trades, it is pretty much dead in sports---but fear not.

Saturday is the big day, and I've been looking forward to my trip to the Dash for a long time now. And that means big things for our BSD readers, as coverage will pick up and the summer doldrums will finally be over. So, as always, if you have any ideas for a story you want to see, or just want to post a fanshot or comment, feel free, we'd love to hear from you. And of course, here are the links.

Seahawks.com Blog" Blog Archive Monday morning QB "
Aaron Curry’s legs: They haven’t always taken the team’s first-round draft choice in the right direction in a summer that got off to a late start and then included an injury interruption, but the rookie linebacker has been playing at full speed since he arrived after missing the first eight days of training camp. Against the Chiefs, his most impressive play was getting into the backfield to pull running back Larry Johnson down from behind for no gain. But Curry also displayed the power those legs can generate by flattening running back Jackie Battle with a big-time hit.

Nothing comes easy for NFL rookies after holdout - San Jose Mercury News
Seattle linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick out of Wake Forest, missed eight days of training camp before signing a contract guaranteeing him $34 million, most ever for a non-quarterback rookie. He seems to be getting the hang of it, has been trying to get better by watching YouTube clips of Lawrence Taylor and Reggie White. Curry suffered a minor setback with a groin injury, but is expected to play Saturday against the Chiefs. And he's still dizzy from that first scrambled week of training camp. "It was very long," Curry said. "Late-night meetings. All the install (of the defense) had to go into my brain in three or four days."

Herbie Awards include Georgia Tech as ACC champ - ACC - ESPN
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit unveiled his annual Herbie Awards, and he shunned the preseason Virginia Tech hype by picking Georgia Tech to win the Coastal Division and the ACC title.

News 14 | 24 Hour Local News | Football | Moore grabs Smith's attention with strong performance
Rookie Mike Goodson made a name for himself on the ground, but through the air, it was former Wake Forest Demon Deacon Kenneth Moore getting the attention of his coaches and teammates. Moore finished up with three receptions for 40 yards, and by all indications seems to be slotting in at the No. 4 receiver spot. Make sure to watch the video too.

The Baylor Blur: Quarterback Griffin has speed to burn
By his third game last season, Griffin set a school record with 217 yards rushing against Washington State. Afterward, Coach Paul Wulff of the Cougars said: "That quarterback makes everybody look slow."

Panthers Preseason Spotlight: Kenneth Moore | Bleacher Report
There isn't a better definition of a hometown hero on the Panthers roster than Kenneth Moore.

This week's best TV games - Sports - News & Observer
5. Baylor at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, WTVD: In a weekend filled with FCS games and double-digit favorites, this game stands out as a coin flip in a sea of predicted blowouts. The 21/2-point spread is the closest of the weekend.

 

 McKenzie talks visit, decision (Rivals Subscription)
Griffin (2010 PF) will announce on Wednesday morning. The timing of this decision seems to favor the Deacs.

Tribe Men’s Soccer Travels to Face #3 Wake Forest on Tuesday
Don't forget to make it out to Spry Stadium if you are free tonight!

Good News for Kenny Moore - NFL - CBSSports.com Football
Hoping to get into the receiver rotation, Robinson was outplayed by Moore, who leads the team with six catches for 76 yards and has also returned punts. Robinson's release likely guarantees a roster spot for Moore, a Charlotte native who starred at Wake Forest and has been one of the few bright spots in Carolina's preseason. "I don't know what my spot on the team is yet," Moore said. "We still have cuts yet to do, and there are 31 other teams out there who'll be cutting wide receivers as well. So I just have to keep competing all the way until the 53-man roster has been decided. "It gives you a little comfort, a little less anxiety, but it's a performance-based business. I have to come in and make plays every day."

FayObserver.com - Wake Forest quarterback Skinner was destined to be a Deacon
"I wasn't bitter," Skinner said. "I knew that being a 6-foot quarterback that runs like he's got a piano attached to him doesn't sell itself. I did all I could to sell myself, but apparently it wasn't enough. "Georgia was my backup plan if something didn't happen by signing day. I wouldn't have walked on there. If nobody else wanted me, I didn't think (Georgia coach) Mark Richt would either."

Same Goal: Deacs, a little less experienced, still have talent
"We have a way of playing that brings us attacking players and great recruits," Vidovich said. "They all believe in our style, so I think you'll continue to see that, but this team wants to win still, and we'll play together and battle for each other. We'll be as good as our abilities will allow us, and we'll get better as the year goes on."

Scout.com: Two-A-Days: Wake Forest
Prediction: Wake is not the best team on the schedule, but they may be the toughest. They don't make many mistakes and they match-up very well with BC this year. BC will probably outplay them for 70% of the game, but it is that 30% that will decide the game. Wake 31 BC 17.

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