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ACC Daily Links, Oct. 29

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:38am

Boston College
Wide Receiver Spiffy Evans has fractured his clavicle, and is out for the season. Joe Micik looks back at the game that QB Chase Rettig had against the Tar Heels on Saturday.

Jordan Leggett could liven up Clemson's production at tight end, but he also admits to the press that he is a "lazy person." That might not cut it. It sounds like defensive end Vic Beasley is going to be taking his talents to the NFL after just one full season as a starter for the Tigers.

Tom Murphy says that his respect for David Cutcliffe is one of the reasons he gave the Blue Devils a top 25 vote in the AP Poll. This year--for the first time in school history--the Duke football team has become bowl eligible for two years in a row.

Florida State
Head coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't really like the polls. FSU running back Devonta Freeman is on pace to rush for over 1,000 yards this season. No Seminole back has done that since Warrick Dunn, in 1996.

Georgia Tech
Steven Muma looks over the Yellow Jackets' 2014 recruiting class and breaks down some of the top names, including Stepheny Durham and KeShun Freeman. Jemea Thomas was named ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week, alongside Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller.

Levern Jacobs stepped up big with the absence of Stefon Diggs and Deon Long. The backup receiver finished the game against Clemson with eight catches, 158 yards and a touchdown. After a bye week, the Terrapins will take on Syracuse on Nov. 9, at 3:30 to start the final third of the season.

The new Miami basketball team is in "learning mode" after losing their top six scorers from last year's team.  Miami offensive coordinator James Coley has an interesting view of the Miami-Florida State game this Saturday--he was previously a coach for the Seminoles.

North Carolina
Clark Leonard says that the matchup between UNC and N.C. State this weekend is "the most meaningful matchup of these rivals since at least 2004 or 2005." Eric Ebron started the trash talk between the two schools immediately after defeating Boston College.

N.C. State
Cornerback Justin Burris said that N.C. State isn't going to talk on twitter, just go out and play on Saturday. The inexperienced Wolfpack basketball team is looking to surprise in the ACC again this year.

Notre Dame
Linebacker Jaylon Smith is one of the many freshmen who have had a big impact on the Notre Dame football team this season. Notre Dame has the No. 2 hockey team in the country, but suffered its first loss of the season to Minnesota Duluth over the weekend.

The Pitt football team got a great preview for Georgia Tech's offense with a game against Navy this past Saturday, but coach Paul Chryst said he can't let his team become overconfident or complacent again. The hopes for an explosive Panther offense have been tempered after a few weeks of mediocrity.

Former Syracuse player James Southerland recently made the roster for the Charlotte Bobcats. Following the theme, Arinze Onuaku--a former Orange center--also made an NBA roster. Onuaku is going to be playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Virginia basketball team has enough talent to start cracking some NBA rosters as well. The Cavaliers have only had two players selected in the NBA draft since 2002. Mike London discussed the timeout glitch during the Virginia-Georgia Tech game with the ACC office after the loss.

Virginia Tech
A young Hokie basketball team promises to defy the last place projections that have been put on them this year. Meanwhile, the Virginia Tech football team is trying to regroup from their loss to Duke, and focus on taking down Boston College.

Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons have been playing better of late, including getting out to a 14-3 lead against a strong Miami team.  The defense has been especially good, and should provide a challenge for Syracuse this Saturday.