Thursday, November 7, 2013
ACC lunchtime links
By David M. Hale
Zero Dark Thursday was already taken, so do we have a good nickname for tonight’s showdowns in the Pac-12 and Big 12?
Virginia Tech players are working to manage emotions in advance of this week’s Coastal Division showdown with Miami, writes the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Al Golden says Miami is fully focused on Virginia Tech and not looking ahead to a potential rematch with Florida State in the ACC Championship Game, writes the Miami Herald.
Thanks to a rash of injuries, Miami will be leaning on a lot of backups in its game against the Hokies, writes the Roanoke Times.
Jameis Winston said he can see just fine — even if he has to squint at the sideline from time to time, writes the Tallahassee Democrat.
Wake Forest is expecting to have its hands full when Winston pays them a visit this weekend, writes the Winston-Salem Journal.
Devonta Freeman’s big game against Miami last week was one of several history-making performances, CSS Sports writes in its latest ACC stats wrap.
It’s been a rough start to the Dave Doeren era at NC State, writes WRAL Sports.
The Wolfpack will have their hands full with Duke’s rejuvenated defense, writes Backing the Pack.
Pitt added a home-and-home with Oklahoma State to its future schedule, writes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Syracuse is reaping the rewards of recruiting in the state of Florida, writes The Post-Standard.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall spent last weekend in Syracuse, where his wife, a former Orange athlete, was being honored. But because the Terps and Orange face off this week, Edsall wasn’t allowed to attend the Syracuse football game against Wake Forest, writes the Baltimore Sun.
Kasim Edebali has provided a spark on defense for rejuvenated Boston College, writes MetroWest Daily News.
Bryn Renner has officially passed the torch to Marquise Williams at North Carolina, writes the Charlotte Observer.
Anthony Harris has been a bright spot for Virginia’s defense this season, writes The Daily Progress.