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ACC's lunchtime links

11/11/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Georgia Tech hasn't lost since Sept. 17. Seems like eons ago ...

  • Publishing salaries -- anyone's -- always raises eyebrows and prompts a few questions. Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman found himself defending coach Jim Grobe's salary after the recent USA Today report.

  • Might Virginia Tech linebacker Cody Grimm find a second career as an underwear model? Yes, I laughed as I typed that, and he said it, not me.

  • Clemson's players aren't the only ones who have matured this fall. Offensive coordinator Billy Napier has gotten better at his job, too.

  • Florida State backup quarterback E.J. Manuel has been preparing for this moment since he was in high school, but with the Noles in a must-win situation, the pressure is on. Manuel's just trying not to think about it.

  • NC State's latest recruit might give some opponents headaches in the next few years.

  • Duke showed some signs of a let-down at practice following the loss to North Carolina, but coach David Cutcliffe gave them a history lesson to get them recharged.

  • Mark Bradley of the AJC says Georgia Tech would finish fourth overall in the SEC.

  • A lot has changed since the last time BC coach Frank Spaziani was on the sideline in Scott Stadium.

  • Miami linebacker Sean Spence is expected to miss his third straight game.

  • The Hurricanes just lured another wide receiver to Coral Gables, and the success of this year's passing game and plentiful options at the position had something to do with it.