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Friday, January 2, 2009
ACC's lunchtime links

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

We had this game covered for you, but here's what some of the local papers had to say about Virginia Tech's win over Cincinnati in the FedEx Orange Bowl:

Virginia Tech did exactly what it wanted to do: Make people forget.

With such a young team, fans are already looking forward to next season. And they should be.

The Orange Bowl, which celebrated its 75th season, has become a reflection of the Miami community. Considering some of the history of the game, this year's matchup lacked a bit of that luster.

And of course, there was a different ending to the story in the Gator Bowl, where Clemson came up short against Nebraska. The way coach Dabo Swinney handled the loss, though, was impressive.