ACC's lunchtime links: Hello from cold-lanta


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Hello from Atlanta, where it's supposed to be frigid tonight and the press box is open. Lovely. Since I'm here, let's start there.

The weather really could be a factor, especially for some of the younger Hurricanes who have never played in the cold. I have three words for you, on that one: Toughen up, buttercup. There is supposed to be a "whiteout," but some Jackets' fans are resisting it. I say wear whatever is warmest.

Will Virginia Tech offer Bud Foster a Texas-like deal? Athletic director Jim Weaver is at least looking into it.

BC freshman running back Montel Harris is carrying more than the ball for the Eagles this season -- he's also carrying a bit of a grudge.

One of Duke coach David Cutcliffe's goals for the program is to develop some NFL talent. Defensive tackle Vince Oghobaasse could be the Blue Devils' third draft pick since 1987.