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ACC Daily Links - Sept. 10

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:50am
By: Brian Geisinger

Boston College
The Eagles take on USC this Saturday, and Lane Kiffin wasted no time this week naming his starting quarterback; for the second week in a row, it's sophomore Cody Kessler. Hockey news is September? Yes, hockey news in September. BC’s program is one of the perennial powers in NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey, and this year is no different; they’re ranked No. 4 in College Hockey News’ preseason top 10 for the 2013-14 season.

The Tigers are 2-0, including a huge home win over Georgia so far in 2013, but offensive coordinator Chad Morris wants to see more focus from his unit, especially from his veterans. This story on C.J. Davidson transitioning from a scholarship track athlete at Clemson to now one of their key offensive ingredients as a tailback is worth the read.

A yeoman’s effort in relief of the injured Anthony Boone from quarterback Brandon Connette allowed Duke to see some new things that may work on offense for them this season.

Florida State
The Seminoles take on Nevada this week; here's a preview of the match-up, which will be FSU's home opener. Charles Davis was truly impressed with Jameis Winston's destruction of Pitt, but he is curious how the young QB will deal with the pressure of new success.

Georgia Tech
Morgan Bailey missed all of preseason practice while recovering from surgery for a sports hernia, but the right tackle was able to return to the practice field yesterday. The Yellow Jackets completed Day No. 2 of preparation for Paul Johnson and company for this weekend's game against Duke.

Good news for Terp fans: this week's depth chart is out, and there are no major injuries or changes to report.

A Miami-based law firm - the one that aided Nevin Shaprio - has agreed to pay the investment victims of some of his schemes $5 million, collectively. Athletic Director Blake James wants to continue the Miami-Florida football series.

North Carolina
Basketball recruit Theo Pinson has already committed to the Tar Heels, but the 6-6 wing will take an official visit to Chapel Hill on December 14 to watch UNC take on Kentucky (Got to wonder, though: will P.J. be there, too?). Chapel Hill will host a block party in the downtown portion of the city just hours before the Heels take on Miami in a nationally televised football game.

N.C. State
Kicker Nik Sade, who booted the game winner last Saturday against Richmond, has been in top form so far in 2013. The Wolfpacker put together an in-depth podcast detailing Mark Gottfried's most recent commit: Abdul-Malik Abu.

Notre Dame
What went wrong in the Irish's 41-30 loss to Michigan? One of the reasons why the football series with Michigan is coming to a close: Notre Dame wants to increase its presence in Texas.

Kick off time for the Panthers' September 21 match-up with Duke has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN3. Qadree Ollison, a three-star running back recruit, committed to Pitt yesterday.

Last Saturday was - to put this bluntly - a rough day for the Orange. But according to senior wide receiver Chris Clark, their season has just begun.

It wasn't pretty in Scott Stadium last week when the Cavaliers took on Oregon and their high-flying spread attack, but there were still some positives to take from the game.

Virginia Tech
ECU and their passing attack have caught the attention of head coach Frank Beamer, who says that his squad better be ready to play on Saturday. Here's a breakdown of Tech's 2013 passing game.

Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons will have their hands full with this week's opponent, Louisiana-Monroe. Wake Forest scribe Dan Collins recently released another book, which is titled The ACC Basketball Book of Fame.