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ACC Daily Links, Oct. 24

Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:43am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
The Eagles will be searching for their first road win of the season when they take on North Carolina this Saturday. Steve Addazio talks about preparing for the Tar Heels.

Clemson
The Tigers are taking on a Maryland team that hasn't lost at home this season, but the Terps receiving corps has been banged up. Clemson's thin seconary has a much better chance because of that. Tajh Boyd shot down the gambling rumors that appeared over the weekend.

Duke
10-year-old Howell Brown has become the inspiration for a Duke football team that is searching for its first win in Blacksburg, Virginia this weekend.

Florida State
Freshman quarterback Jameis Winston isn't fazed by all the media attention that he has been getting since beating Tajh Boyd and Clemson. The FSU basketball team is still trying to develop habits and consistency.

Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets are trying to take the momentum of their 56-0 win over Syracuse into their Saturday game against Virginia.  Paul Johnson is expecting a lot of pressure from the Cavaliers' defense.

Maryland
Maryland could have some success disrupting Clemson's offensive line this week. David Ginsburg talks more about the injuries the Terrapins have faced, and what they could mean for their season.

Miami
The Hurricanes have tightened their compliance system in an effort to avoid another NCAA scandal. The reaction to the NCAA's sanctions have been varied, but the team is ready to move on from it all.

North Carolina
Freshman safety Dominique Green is finding his place on the team after walking on in January.  Isaiah Hicks' athleticism is a key asset in his ability to grab so many rebounds. In high school, Hicks set a North Carolina state record with 30 rebounds in the championship game against Statesville.

N.C. State
Another chapter in the saga between Eric Leak and N.C. State: the school has now barred the former Wolfpack football player from campus property. QB Brandon Mitchell, who returns to the line-up Saturday for the first time since week one, is ready to take on the No. 2 FSU Seminoles.

Notre Dame
Former linebacker Danny Spond may not be able to play football anymore, but he remains a part of the Notre Dame football program.

Pittsburgh
Ryan Schlieper, who started in 2012 at right guard for the Panthers, lost his starting job over the offseason. Schlieper returned to the lineup last week against Old Dominion when starting left guard Cory King was injured, paving the way for 266 rushing yards. Dennis Briggs – a three-star running back in Pitt’s 2014 class – has been absolutely tearing it up during his senior season at Pittsburgh (Pa.) Shadyside High.

Syracuse
Here’s a look ahead in the schedule for Scott Shafer’s squad – there’s some good, and some bad. With the NBA season less than a week away, former Syracuse stretch-four James Southerland is hoping to hang on and crack the Charlotte Bobcats' roster.

Virginia
Freshman tailback Taquan Mizzell – a five-star recruit out of high school – is finally healthy, and ready to become a larger cog in the Cavaliers' offense.

Virginia Tech
The Hokies’ defense is, well, quite good. Don’t believe me? Just watch – or, check out these numbers, which show just how dominant Tech’s been on that side of the ball in 2013. According to defensive coordinator Bud Foster, cornerback Antone Exum is finally healthy enough to play.

Wake Forest
From the looks of it, the Demon Deacons will need to be ready to contend with Miami’s electric back Duke Johnson on Saturday; he was a full participant in practice this week. After nursing several injures, including tearing an ACL, OT Steve Chase is back in the lineup for Wake Forest, and contributing in a variety of ways.