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ACC's lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Around the ACC we go:

  • So you think the ACC is bad? Lenox Rawlings says you haven't been paying enough attention.

  • Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner remains questionable for Saturday's game at Georgia Tech, but there's one thing the Deacs know for sure -- they can't afford to lose anymore.

  • Virginia Tech linebacker Lyndell Gibson is making the most of his second chance and earned the starting job for Thursday night's game against ECU.

  • Why on earth do teams keep kicking it to C.J. Spiller? Coach Dabo Swinney roots for it every week.

  • Virginia coach Al Groh has played 14 true freshmen this year, matching the most he's ever used as a head coach. His decisions about redshirting will affect the future of the program, but will he be around to see it?

  • Speaking of departures in the league, Mickey Andrews made his retirement official.

  • There were several reasons for the low attendance on homecoming at Florida State, but the bottom line? Lose on Saturday, cancel tickets on Monday.

  • There's only one color combination Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson doesn't want to see his players in: Gold on gold. "Looks like a giant French fry," Johnson told the AJC. Ha.

  • Miami's defense has been challenged to play harder and smarter despite several injuries.

  • Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis is the most confident he's been since arriving in Durham, and it has showed.