NCF Nation: Jake Blackwood

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March, 6, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

There's plenty to chew on today in the ACC: 

Three Georgia Tech players are leaving the team. Sounds like they saw the writing on the wall in regards to playing time (especially in that crowded backfield), but defensive back Jake Blackwood was a contributor on special teams.

FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews met with reporters on Thursday and Andrew Carter of the Orlando Sentinel happened to take some notes. Andrews also said he'd like the defense to create more turnovers this year.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney held his spring practice news conference on Thursday and made no secret about the quarterback competition being wide open. Another one of his priorities this spring is getting everyone "to believe again."

Here's more on the recent death of former Duke star George McAfee.

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