Virginia Tech starting linebacker and leading tackler Vince Hall was to undergo surgery for a broken left wrist Sunday night and was expected to miss four to six weeks, the Hokies announced in a release. Hall broke the wrist in Saturday's 41-23 victory at Clemson, where he finished with a team-leading 11 tackles. The surgery was scheduled to take place at Montgomery Regional Hospital, where a plate was expected to be inserted to help stabilize the wrist. Hall is fourth in the ACC in tackles per game and has 61 total this season. He has started the last 44 games and was approaching the school record for consecutive starts. The Noles take on Va. Tech November 11 at Virginia Tech.
Steve "The Weasel" Spurrier hasn’t been in North Carolina's Kenan Stadium since the end of 1989 football season. He is South Carolina’s coach now, and he will bring one of college football’s most improved teams to town for a 3:30 p.m. game, the first between the schools since the 1991 season.
Not withstanding the fact that Hurricanes QB Kyle Wright threw four interceptions, including a fourth-quarter pick deep in North Carolina territory , Randy Shannon did not pull the quarterback. And, Shannon said, it won't be enough to bring back opening-week starter Kirby Freeman. .