Bad day for ACC quarterbacks

December, 31, 2010
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First it was Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker, who broke a rib in the first half of a loss against South Florida, but not before he threw an interception.

Then it was Miami quarterback Jacory Harris, who was benched after he threw three interceptions in the first half of a loss to Notre Dame.

And now, Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder threw the ball into the dirt on a fourth-and-1 from the South Carolina 2-yard line.

Expectations were soaring for all three of these guys heading into this season, but for various reasons, including injuries, none of them lived up to the billing. Unfortunately for them and for the ACC, that hasn't changed this bowl season. It has to be particularly disheartening and frustrating for Ponder and Parker, whose collegiate careers are coming to a close.

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