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Thursday, April 23, 2009
ACC's lunchtime links


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

It's almost Friday -- almost ... 

Boston College offensive coordinator Gary Tranquill has been around the game so long he can't remember if it's his 46th or 47th season, but in all that time, he's never dealt with so many untested quarterbacks like he has this spring. 

It's not often sports reporters cover an athlete for the duration of their careers, but I've been following cornerback Kevin Barnes since he was in high school at Old Mill and I was a preps reporter for the Washington Post. Now, the kid who laid out the gut-wrenching hit on Cal's Jahvid Best (literally) is the Terps' second-best shot at being drafted on Saturday.

Miami just hasn't been the same since it joined the ACC, and tonight will be a reminder of how good it once was. Miami plans on inducting a few of its athletes into its Hall of Fame -- that is, if they believe the woman who told them they're in.

NC State coach Tom O'Brien told Wolfpack fans he knows his program has to "live up to the expectations." No doubt they're higher in his third season.

Here are 10 questions for Virginia's football team, and Al Groh and his quarterbacks give the answers.