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ACC Daily Links - Oct. 9

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 7:49am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
Andre Williams is leading the nation in rushing so far this season with 768 yards and seven touchdowns. Coach Steve Addazio thought the team took a step forward offensively this week.

Tajh Boyd is second on the latest Heisman poll, falling behind Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Marcus Mariota of Oregon. Excitement is already mounting for next week’s Clemson-FSU game, but the Tigers themselves remain focused on the upcoming Boston College game.

QB Anthony Boone isn’t practicing at full speed yet but he is being listed as “day-to-day” according to coach David Cutcliffe. Jeremy Cash has been making an impact on the football team after transferring from Ohio State.

Florida State
Starting free safety Tyler Hunter had surgery on a bulging disk in his neck and is going to be out for the season. Coach Jimbo Fisher is trying to contain QB Jameis Winston’s growing hype, while also starting to trust him more.

Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets are trying to improve the team's passing game, which is currently ranked 82nd in FBS passing efficiency . After a loss to Miami last week, coach Paul Johnson is trying to let his team know that all hope is not lost for the season.

Ironically, Mark Turgeon wants his basketball team to stay big after losing center Alex Len to the NBA draft. After a big loss to Florida State, the Maryland football team is looking forward to getting back on track against Virginia this weekend.

Duke Johnson is showing his teammates and coaches that he can handle a heavy workload as the team’s feature back. Last year, the Hurricanes were labeled a “young” and “inexperienced” team … it looks like they have grown up pretty fast.

North Carolina
Brian Barbour takes a look at UNC’s offense on third downs this season. T.J. Logan avoided being redshirted after straining his MCL early in training camp. He wanted to make an impact on the team immediately.

N.C. State
Expectations for the N.C. State don’t change after a loss to Wake Forest last Saturday. Philip Rivers became the N.C. State alum with the most NFL passing yards and touchdowns this weekend.

Notre Dame
The pass rush and turnover margin were among the positives taken from the win against Arizona State. Some of the negatives were pass efficiency and penalties.

The four Pittsburgh tight ends have combined for just 10 catches in four games this season. Former Pitt center Steven Adams, is getting some opportunities with the Oklahoma City Thunder so far during the preseason.

Ashton Broyld talks about playing on the road in the ACC. The Orange play their first road ACC game this Saturday at N.C. State.

Justin Anderson brings athleticism and enthusiasm to the Cavalier basketball team.

Virginia Tech
Willie Byrn walked on to the Virginia Tech football team three years ago, and he has become a key part of the offense. The Hokies are not satisfied with their recent return to the Top 25.

Wake Forest
Jim Grobe joked about how athletic director Ron Wellman didn’t suggest a single play at practice this week. Some changes could be in order for the Demon Deacon basketball team this year.