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ACC Daily Links, Sept 12

Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:46am
By: Brian Geisinger

It's Thursday, which means we're two days away from most of the ACC football squads playing their third games of the season. Let me use this platform as an opportunity to encourage to starting preparing (tailgating, maybe?) for this weekend's slate of football. 48 hours is just enough time to get yourself mentally ready for what's in store for you. In the mean time, for more on your favorite ACC schools, check out today's Daily Links!

Boston College
During his media conference call, head man Steve Addazio discussed everything related to the Eagles' upcoming opponent: the USC Trojans, and their All-World wide receiver Marqise Lee. 

Chad Morris and quarterback Tajh Boyd are known for airing it out on offense, so why have the Tigers largely avoided a deep, vertical passing game (quick note: this is an excellent breakdown)? Last night produced some very unfortunate news for Clemson: wideout Charone Peake has torn his ACL, and is out for the remainder for the season.

The Blue Devils have a chance to go 3-0 for the first time in almost twenty years, but they'll need to do so without Anthony Boone, for the time being. If Duke is to get to 3-0 for the first time in a very long time, they're going to need some big plays from their interim starter, Brandon Connette.

Florida State
Freshman sensation Famous Jameis Winston sat down with the media yesterday for an extended interview. The best part of this video? Winston reveals his appreciation for the mullet (I'm pretty sure this guy is perfect, right?). The Noles are preparing themselves for Nevada and their vaunted pistol offense.

Georgia Tech
Here's a deeper look inside the numbers from the Yellow Jackets' demolition of Elon. Safety Isaiah Johnson is returning from ACL surgery, and he's making sure to be very careful with how he transitions back into playing ball.

The Terps finally found a way to get running back Albert Reid involved in the offense - keep an eye out on how this progresses. 

The Hurricanes are 2-0 and back inside the AP Top 25, but their offense has dragged up to this point. The key to turning that around, according to head coach Al Golden: patience.

North Carolina
Wing Leslie McDonald will be asked to up his game and fill some of the void left by the departed Reggie Bullock. It's no surprise here, but the Tar Heels are having trouble replacing Gio Bernard; so far in 2013, their run game has been fairly pedestrian.

N.C. State
Mark Gottfried and his staff are heavily interested in 2015 four-star wing forward Brandon Ingram - a native of Kinston, NC. Dave Doeren discussed a variety of topics, including next week's opponent (Clemson), during his weekly teleconference.

Notre Dame
Louis Nix is easily one of the best defensive tackles in the land, but the high volume of double teams and attention he receives from opposing offensive lines are giving the big fella some trouble.

Pitt's linebackers will be key if the Panthers are to bounce back and knock off New Mexico this Saturday. 

Scott Shafer's team is 0-2 through the first two weeks of the season. However, the Orange have a golden opportunity to start turning things around this week with a win against Wagner. Syracuse's stud forward C.J. Fair is nursing a leg injury, but it's ostensibly only for precautionary purposes.

Mike London and the Hoos have a bye this weekend, but there's still plenty taking place in UVa athletics. 

Virginia Tech
The Hokies picked up their first basketball commitment of 2014 - and it's a good one: Justin Bibbs, a shooting guard. Virginia Tech takes on the East Carolina Pirates this week; here's a preview.

Wake Forest
The Deac's offensive line has - to, uh, put this rather mildly - struggled in 2013. But senior tackle Frank Souza is committed to getting this thing turned around.