GREENSBORO — It will be interesting to see if North Carolina defensive lineman Marvin Austin is voted to the preseason all-ACC team. Linked to an NCAA probe relating to potential inappropriate contact with an agent, Austin is one of seven Tar Heels defenders on the list of nominees.
Media attendees at the league football kickoff were scheduled to vote on the preseason offensive and defensive teams this afternoon.
Austin is one of only seven nominees for the two defensive tackle slots, and Virginia Tech star John Graves almost certainly will take one berth.
Other than Graves and Austin, the other defensive tackle nominees are: Jenkins (Clemson), Charlie Hatcher (Duke), Everett Dawkins (Florida State), Mike Conrath and Nick Jenkins (Virginia).
On offense, seven other Carolina players are listed, including wide receiver Greg Little, who also was interviewed by NCAA investigators two weeks ago.
The team will be announced at 11 a.m. Wednesday.