Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball and cornerback Kenny Scott are academically ineligible for the Yellow Jackets' Toyota Gator Bowl game against 12th-ranked West Virginia.
Ball, a senior from Stone Mountain, Ga., was a four-year starter who has amassed 9,579 yards of total offense in his career, including 8,128 passing yards with 57 touchdowns. This season, he passed for 1,820 yards with 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Scott, a senior from Daytona Beach, Fla., was a three-year starter in the secondary. This season, he had 50 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups.
The Miami Hurricanes practiced on campus for the final time in the 2006 calendar year, which was also Larry Coker's last as a head coach on the Greentree Practice Fields. Players will have the next few days free to spend the holiday season with family and friends before heading to Boise for the MPC Computers Bowl, to be played in Boise, Idaho on December 31.
University of North Carolina head coach Butch Davis announced the hiring of Sam Pittman as the Tar Heels' offensive line coach. Pittman comes to Carolina after serving four seasons as Northern Illinois' offensive line coach (2003-06) and three years as its assistant head coach (2004-06). This season, the Huskies' offensive line paved the way for the nation's leading rusher, Garrett Wolfe, to run for more than 1,900 yards.