ACC's lunchtime links
October, 6, 2011
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com
Around the ACC we go ...
- BC running back Montel Harris is down -- again.
- Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe says his team has reached yet another level of maturity.
- If Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel returns, he's expected to have a big impact against the Deacs.
- Virginia Tech is hoping for three interceptions against Miami QB Jacory Harris, "maybe more."
- Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer has his own identity, but he'll always be Frank Beamer's son.
- NC State's defense is relying on linebacker Audie Cole.
- Nobody is asking anymore whether Paul Johnson's offense will work at this level.
- Maryland tailback Justus Pickett has made a seamless transition into the Terps' backfield.
- UVA will spend its bye week working on fundamentals -- and Georgia Tech.
- Clemson's coaches are trying to keep their players humble.
- UNC has been outstanding in the red zone this year.
- Miami's Shayon Green never quit, despite two torn ACLs -- on the same knee.
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:15 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
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
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State