ACC's lunchtime links
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Boston College is still stung by its loss to Virginia Tech in the ACC title game, but this year's group of seniors are still capable of something special.
UNC coach Butch Davis is apparently earning his $2 million salary, as increases in attendance and ticket sales have led to a big payoff for the program.
NC State coach Tom O'Brien enters the Papajohns.com Bowl on a six-game bowl winning streak. "He's a bowl coach," says linebacker Nate Irving.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson finished fourth in the national Coach of the Year voting. In case you missed this story earlier, Johnson has really toned down bowl practices from the way his predecessor, Chan Gailey, used to run things:
"Bowl practices here used to be hell," defensive tackle Darryl Richard said. "It was like going to camp again."
Al Groh still has one position he needs to fill, a defensive line coach.
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
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11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
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