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ACC Daily Links, Dec. 27

Friday, December 27, 2013 8:21am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
Eagles defensive end Kasim Edebali has worked hard to end his collegiate career on a good note. David Aldridge and Paul Gotham say that Boston College is among the most disappointing teams this basketball season.

With Sammy Watkins playing his last game for Clemson during the Orange Bowl, the Tigers will enter next season without an obvious go-to receiver. Ryan Cantor writes about the enormity of the Orange Bowl and what it means for Clemson's program.

Rick Bozich argues that the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry is much bigger than Duke and North Carolina's. The Blue Devils' New Year's resolutions should be to rebound the ball with more consistency and rely less heavily on Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood.

Florida State
Jameis Winston and Mario Edwards' plan to help build "the class" for Florida State has worked out well for them and the rest of the program. Brendan Sonnone goes into more detail about the strength of Jimbo Fisher's 2010 and 2011 recruiting classes.

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech players touted Robert Godhigh and Jeremiah Attaochu as team MVPs. Michael Collins looks ahead to Georgia Tech's game against Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl and breaks down the Yellow Jackets' defensive line

Ryan Buchholz is drawing heavy recruiting interest from Maryland and six other schools. Maryland's football stay as a member of the ACC will be over after the Military Bowl today, ending a long relationship with all of the other schools in the conference. The Terps joined the ACC back in 1953.

The Miami football team spent some time with children dealing with life-threatening diseases Thursday. Duke Johnson talked about his injury and said he's been helping his teammates from a coaching perspective.

North Carolina
UNC Football legend and college Hall of Famer Art Weiner died at age 87 earlier this week. Home games against Northern Kentucky and UNC-Wilmington offer UNC a breather, and the chance to regroup after a rollercoaster week. In the NBA, Danny Green was perfect Thursday in the Spurs' win over Dallas.

N.C. State
Frank Haith talks about his background in North Carolina and his Missouri Tigers' upcoming basketball game with the Wolfpack.

Notre Dame
The Detroit Lions are rumored to have reached out to Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, as well as Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and Tony Dungy. Kelly interviewed for the Eagles' head coaching position last year. Four-star safety Payton Hendrix was considered a Notre Dame lean, but he recently chose Texas Tech over the Irish. Hendrix had scholarship offers from almost 20 teams.

The Panthers beat Bowling Green in last night's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, 30-27. Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd said earlier this week that his team wasn't concerned about the Bowling Green pass defense. He backed up that talk with his performance in the game, breaking two of Larry Fitzgerald's receiving records.

When Syracuse takes on Villanova this Saturday, Tyler Ennis will face his older brother Dylan. Nate Mink writes about the five keys for Syracuse to defeat Minnesota in the Texas Bowl and finish 7-6.

David Teel says that free throw shooting and ball security are pressing issues for the 9-3 Cavalier basketball team. The team is also still searching for chemistry and continuity.

Virginia Tech
David Teel writes about how Virginia Tech is recruiting more players from the north. The Hokies are going to have to focus on containing quarterback Brett Hundley if they want to defeat UCLA in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.

Wake Forest
The 10-2 Demon Deacons will look to end non-conference play on a high note when they travel to Cincinnati to take on Xavier. When Wake Forest does open up conference play, it will be at home against UNC on Jan. 5.