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ACC Daily Links, Nov. 7

Thursday, November 7, 2013 8:30am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
Coach Steve Addazio talks about the upcoming game with New Mexico State, as well as the team's hopes of making a bowl game. The Eagles have one of the most experienced basketball teams in the ACC, and they are going to need all of that to do well in a bigger and badder basketball conference.

Clemson
Clemson was very good in the post last season, but could regress a bit this year with some new players having to step up in the front court. Coach Dabo Swinney has trademarked his name, according to this story by USA Today.

Duke
The Blue Devils are going into their game against N.C. State with a four-game winning streak.  Offensive lineman Perry Simmons is going to be playing his first game against the Wolfpack, after growing up a fan of the university.

Florida State
Basketball coach Leonard Hamilton says that the challenge going into the season opener against Jacksonville is finding a rotation with which he's comfortable. Jimbo Fisher is expecting pressure on the football field when the Seminoles take on Wake Forest this weekend.

Georgia Tech
In Brian Gregory's third season as Georgia Tech's basketball coach, he hopes the team is finally ready to compete in the ACC. Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is tied for first in the nation for sacks, but might not get many snaps this weekend against the Yellow Jackets.

Maryland
True freshman Moise Larose has to step up for Maryland's offensive line after Mike Madaras left the university last week. Forward Jon Graham was ruled immediately eligible by the NCAA after transferring from Penn State in August.

Miami
The Hurricanes are going to focus on third down defense as they take on Virginia Tech Saturday. As Miami tries to rebuild their basketball team, they are going to be without talented freshman Deandre Burnett, who is expected to miss the entire season after injuring his wrist in practice.

North Carolina
The Tar Heels are trying to move past the season and career-ending injury to quarterback Bryn Renner. Roy Williams says that this year, Marcus Paige is much more confident in himself as the team's starting point gaurd.

N.C. State
Going into their game against Duke, the Wolfpack offense and defense are both ranked in the bottom half of the ACC. What Ralston Turner and Desmond Lee can do for the basketball team will say a lot about State's chances this season.

Notre Dame
Chris Watt feels really good about his knee injury and practiced the entire time on Wednesday. With Notre Dame's defensive line being depleted this season, Stephon Tuitt has stepped up and taken on a bigger load.

Pittsburgh
It seems that Pittsburgh and West Virginia will discontinue the Backyard Brawl after Pitt scheduled a two-game, home-and-home series with Oklahoma State. Panthers basketball fans are going to have to adjust to the new gaurds who will be running the offense for Pitt this year. 

Syracuse
Isaiah Johnson has remained extremely humble after his heroics in Syracuse's 13-0 win over Wake Forest. Freshmen Brisly Estime and Marquez Hodge embody the recruiting rewards that South Florida has to offer.

Virginia
Virginia's freshmen football players are anticipating the challenge of playing North Carolina this weekend. After a devastating end to Virginia's last basketball season, the team is determined to do better with a talented team this year.

Virginia Tech
Offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler defended the effort of quarterback Logan Thomas, and talked about the media scrutiny that Thomas has been getting. The Hokies are going to try to end a two-game slide when they take on the Coastal Division leader Miami this weekend.

Wake Forest
Bud Elliott talks about the impact of losing star wide reciever Michael Campanaro for the season. However, Campanaro says that he is hoping to suit up for the Demon Deacons one more time before his season and career at the school ends.