Friday, October 4, 2013
ACC's lunchtime links
By David M. Hale
So long, Dusty Baker. Somewhere, Mark Prior is giggling maniacally, Mr. Burns style.
- CSS Sports breaks down some interesting stats around the ACC this week.
- The Terps plan to bring the blitz in order to contain FSU QB Jameis Winston, writes the Washington Post.
- Maryland expects to have receiver Nigel King healthy for its game against Florida State, writes the Baltimore Sun.
- Florida State, on the other hand, will be without safety Tyler Hunter and defensive tackle Demonte McAllister for the Terps game, writes the Orlando Sentinel.
- More from the Sentinel: FSU safety Terrence Brooks has proven to be an invaluable asset -- both on and off the field.
- Sammy Watkins thinks Clemson can exploit an aggressive approach by the Syracuse defense, writes The Greenville News.
- Tailback Jerome Smith returned to school this season with this week's game against Clemson -- and a chance to take on the ACC -- in mind, writes The Daily Orange.
- Virginia Tech is making its way on offense through the air, not on the ground, writes the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- Georgia Tech is trying to jump-start its interior running game after a slow start to the season, writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- The significant improvements made by Miami's defense this season have been keyed by a group approach, writes The Miami Herald.
- There's a new staff at NC State, but Wake Forest sees a lot of similarities in this year's Wolfpack, writes the Winston-Salem Journal.
- North Carolina already is struggling defense took "four steps back" against ECU, writes the Charlotte Observer.
- A former tutor has been indicted as part of the UNC probe.
- After days of mystery following the government shutdown, it's finally all systems go for Boston College-Army, writes the Boston Herald.
- First-year offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild is under the microscope after Virginia's slow start on offense, writes the Roanoke Times.
- NC State is buying its way out of a trip to Central Michigan in 2014, notes Backing the Pack.