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ACC Daily Links, Dec. 5

Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:01am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
The Eagles aren't looking ready for conference play after another disappointing road loss, this one a 88-67 drubbing by Purdue. Part of the reason for this? The poor defense the team has shown.

Athletic Director Dan Radakovich looks back on his first year on the job. Clemson could be going to the Orange bowl against Alabama, but some think it would be a financial risk for the bowl.

Former Duke football players are rightfully excited about this year's team. The Duke Chronicle looks at the transformation of the Blue Devil football program.

Florida State
Jameis Winston has been hauling in all kinds of hardware from the ACC this week, and he's just added offensive player of the year to the list. Cameron Erving's move to left tackle this season has paid off for him and for the Seminoles.

Georgia Tech 
Matt Mills takes an in-depth look at the box score for the Georgia Tech-Georgia football game. 

The Terrapins finished the season with the second-most sacks in the ACC, thanks to an impressive pass-rushing unit. After a 76-60 loss to No. 5 Ohio State, Maryland is still looking for a point guard solution.

In the final game of the Big 10/ACC challenge, the Hurricanes were unable to break 50 points and lost to Nebraska, 60-49. Miami's recruiting has placed an emphasis on the front seven defensive players.

North Carolina
UNC could have the most unpredictable team in the NCAA after knocking off No. 1 Michigan State last night. James Michael McAdoo is still struggling to find his role on the team.

N.C. State
The Wolfpack have become a much different team with Jordan Vandenberg, who helped them defeat Northwestern last night. Instead of preparing for a bowl game, Dave Doeren is beginning the process of rebuilding.

Notre Dame
Andrew Hall has opened polls to determine the end of season awards for the Fighting Irish. After Chuck Martin's departure, Mike Denbrock will be assuming the role of offensive coordinator in Notre Dame's bowl game.

Wide receiver Tyler Boyd had an excellent freshman year for the Panthers. Four-star running back Shai McKenzie is planning on making his official visit to Pitt this weekend.

The best thing to come out of the Orange's win over Indiana was their defensive effort, according to Mike Waters. While Maryland may be having point guard issues, Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis is making a case as one of the nation's top freshmen.

The Cavaliers had a miserable night shooting, and lost to Wisconsin, 48-38. Virginia is expecting talent upgrades at key positions in an effort to improve on this year's 2-10 football season.

Virginia Tech
Quarterback Logan Thomas finished third in the Dudley Award voting. David Teel wonders if Virginia Tech's defense was slighted in the All-ACC voting.

Wake Forest
Robert Reinhard looks at the possibility of Matt Wells as the next head coach of Wake Forest football. However, the rumor of Wells taking the reigns for the Demon Deacons doesn't look too likely after Wells told the media he had "no idea" about rumors.