ACC's lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Here are five legit reasons why Georgia Tech will fall below expectations this year. (Funny how quickly those expectations rose, huh?)
If you think Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen takes football seriously, you should meet his wife.
Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich will return to classes, and bring with him an emotional boost to a team that desperately needs a lift.
A few ACC players gave their take on the conference stadiums and the different fan bases.
Miami now needs to protect the "string bean" body of quarterback Jacory Harris more than ever.
Here's a quick update from Virginia's scrimmage -- the Cavs have a lot of work to do. Kicker Robert Randolph has been doing his part this summer at kicking schools and in swimming pools.
Mike Bianchi makes one more plea for the NCAA to butt out. I concur.
USA Today gives its outlook for the ACC.
Progress has come slowly at NC State, but expectations are rising.