ACC's lunchtime links: Beamer looking for fans

December, 12, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is trying to recruit some fans to the Orange Bowl, where ticket sales are struggling. Beamer even put up a video on the Hokies' Web site advertising the game. I know the economy is bad, really I do. But has anyone considered the fact that ticket sales might not be flying because it's not a thrilling matchup? I'm telling you, Papajohns.com Bowl ...

While Beamer is trying to recruit fans, Clemson is trying to recruit more than eight players.

Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich began to renegotiate Paul Johnson's contract this week. That's pretty impressive, considering Johnson's contract was seven years to begin with. Ah, what a win over Georgia can do for you.

Will Ralph Friedgen make good on his promise at the start of the season that quarterback Jordan Steffy "will come in and win a game for us before the season is over?" He's only got one game left to do it.

There is one huge difference between the coach-in-waiting scenario at Wisconsin, and the one Jimbo Fisher has at Florida State. At Wisconsin, Bret Bielema "knew when it was going to happen and how it was going to happen." FSU's situation has an added emphasis on the "waiting" part.

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