ACC's lunchtime links

July, 27, 2009
7/27/09
12:30
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Well, just about everyone who fills the content for the links is here, and we're all working, so there's plenty to read today:

  • There's one big difference in the ACC this year, and it's that 10 ACC teams return their final-game starting quarterback from 2008, and six of them are here in Greensboro.
  • Unlike in the SEC, there are no drama kings here at ACC media days, and Greg Wallace of the Anderson Independent Mail says that's perfectly fine. And yet the ACC, in many ways, is still trying to fight the shadow of the SEC.
  • One word can describe the Terps in 2008 -- inconsistent. And quarterback Chris Turner and cornerback Nolan Carroll don't want to relive it again.
  • Virginia cornerback Vic Hall has always had his heart set on playing quarterback. So don't sell him short.
  • Virginia Tech knows the expectations it's facing, and Greg Boone says they've got what it takes to live up to the hype -- "no excuses."
  • Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer is good, but he thinks he can be even better.
  • The month of September will be critical for Miami. Are they in, or are they out?
  • Clemson standout defensive end Ricky Sapp said he's ahead of schedule from a torn ACL.
  • Duke, UNC and NC State are all looking to build upon last year's success, while Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner is quite all right with everyone underestimating the Deacs this fall.

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