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  1. UVa RB Mizzell slows down to speed up

    Heather Dinich

    Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell became a rookie all over again this winter when, at one of his first indoor track meets, the freshman realized he didn't know how to set up his own starting blocks. Baffled, he looked around for some help. Mizz...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. 2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 14

    Heather Dinich

    No. 14 Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina Previous ranking: No. 19 Making the case for Martin: He was able to get off blocks to make plays behind the line of scrimmage, often in spite of facing double teams. He got after quarterbacks and made ga...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  3. Building blocks of success for 2014

    Heather Dinich

    We've spent some time this week looking back at the ACC's accomplishments in 2013, but there's always room for improvement -- even in a national championship season. The poor performances by Wake Forest and NC State in the Atlantic Division were glar...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  4. James Coley feeling right at home in Miami

    Heather Dinich

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The move from Florida State to Miami wasn't much of a move at all for offensive coordinator James Coley. He never truly left Miami. Coley grew up on Northwest 4th Street and 18th Avenue, about two blocks from the old Orang...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  5. UVa D wants another strong performance against GT

    Heather Dinich

    Virginia defensive tackle Brent Urban said the last time it was measured, his wing span was 6-foot-10. (To give some perspective, nobody on the Cavaliers' roster is taller than 6-foot-7.) So when it comes to handling Georgia Tech's cut blocks on S...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  6. Top 25 player countdown: No. 7

    Heather Dinich

    No. 7. (tie) Jonathan Cooper, OL, North Carolina; Oday Aboushi, OL, Virginia 2011 stats: Cooper graded out at 86 percent last year, second-best on the team, and led the team with 47 regular-season knockdown blocks. Aboushi started all 13 games las...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  7. 2011 ACC postseason top 25: No. 18

    Heather Dinich

    No. 18. Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State 2011 stats: Sanders led the team with 819 snaps and had a team-best 28 knockdown blocks, pushing his career total to 139, tops among all FSU linemen. He was penalized just eight times all season and allowe...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  8. O'Brien: Cut blocks contributed to injuries

    Heather Dinich

    There are injuries, and then there are NC State's injuries. Yes, they are a part of the game, but there has been an inordinate number of injuries during coach Tom O'Brien's tenure, and this year has exceeded that trend by even NC State's standards...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  9. Top 25 player countdown: No. 13

    Heather Dinich

    No. 13. Brandon Washington, OL, Miami 2010 stats: He was one of three offensive linemen to start all 13 games last season and finished second on the team with 56 pancake blocks and 11 lumberjack blocks. He graded out at 99 percent against Pittsbur...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  10. Information on NC State's new uniforms

    Heather Dinich

    NC State will wear new home jerseys this season, the school announced Tuesday. They are a bright, true NC State red, will have "STATE" emblazoned across the chest, while the classic pants will be adorned with a "Block S" logo. The uniforms are made w...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  11. Best of spring

    Heather Dinich

    Best spring game atmosphere: Florida State. The Seminoles had a record crowd of 53,818, which was the third most nationally behind Alabama and Nebraska. The weekend featured a downtown block party with several bands, including country artist Jake Owe...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  12. Blocking below the waist 101

    Heather Dinich

    Welcome to class. Today's topic: Rule 9-1-6 Blocking Below the Waist ARTICLE 6 ... and Georgia Tech What you need to know: This rule has nothing to do with chop blocks. Don't confuse the two. Blocking below the waist and chop blocks are...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  13. Revised top 25 countdown: No. 3

    Heather Dinich

    No. 3. Rodney Hudson, OG, Florida State 2010 numbers: He started all 14 games at left guard, where he played 904 snaps and posted a team-leading grade of 88 percent. He also led the team with 48 knockdown blocks. He was penalized once all season a...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  14. Revised top 25 player countdown: No. 23

    Heather Dinich

    No. 23. Brandon Washington, OG, Miami 2010 numbers: He was second on the team with 56 pancake blocks and 11 lumberjack blocks. He graded out above 90 percent in all but one of Miami's games, including 95 percent against ACC champ Virginia Tech. ...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  15. Hokies' o-line key

    Heather Dinich

    LANDOVER, Md. -- When Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor has had time to throw, he's been effective. When the blocks are made, Ryan Williams is certainly good enough to take advantage of them. We saw flashes of that on Virginia Tech's lone scorin...

    Blog | September 06, 2010
  16. Tuesday mailblog: Chop blocks, Heisman and UNC

    Heather Dinich

    There's nothing I can do about Virginia Tech not making the NCAA tournament. I can, however, answer your questions about chop blocks and Heisman hopefuls. Andrew in Raleigh, N.C. writes: Heather,I'm just curious as to why you seemed to have jumped...

    Blog | March 16, 2010