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ACC Daily Links, Nov. 1

Friday, November 1, 2013 8:24am

Boston College
Freshman Myles Willis is starting to become an impact player for the Eagles on special teams after not being allowed to play them in high school. Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig put all the blame for the loss to North Carolina on his shoulders.

Coach Dabo Swinney's beyond-the-sidelines contributions are keeping him in the running for Liberty Mutual's coach-of-the-year award.  Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins is determined to finish off the season - and possibly his Clemson career - with a flourish

The Duke basketball team leads all ACC schools in the first Associated Press Top 25 poll, coming in at No. 4. Coach K showed leaders how to lead at the Coach K Leadership and Ethics Center.

Florida State
Rashad Greene, Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin have become a receiving triple-threat for the Seminoles and Jameis Winston this year. The switch to defensive end for Christian Jones has been payed off.

Georgia Tech
Vad Lee has struggled at times this season, but lately he has learned how to secure the ball more often and more effectively. Stan Awtrey talks about the inconsistencies of the option this year and how the Jackets are planning on moving forward with it.

The injury bug didn't stop with the Maryland football team. Starting point guard Seth Allen fractured his left foot and is expected to miss at least eight weeks. Alex Prewitt talks about what the team is going to have to do now that they won't have Allen running the floor.

The Hurricanes have been practicing their hand signals and communication skills in preparation for a loud and hostile Tallahassee environment. Not only does Miami have to deal with a rowdy Florida State crowd, the team has to find some way to limit quarterback Jameis Winston - a player that offensive coordinator James Coley knows all about.

North Carolina
Last year Giovani Bernard won the game against N.C. State on a last-second punt return. (And he still has the touch in the NFL.) Freshman Ryan Switzer is in the punt-return role now, and he's looking to provide a similar spark against the Wolfpack. Bryn Renner has learned a lot from former roommate and UNC quarterback T.J. Yates.

N.C. State
The Wolpack are looking for a bit of revenge after last year's loss to the Tar Heels. There have been rumors about N.C. State mixing up the midfield logo for the game against North Carolina this weekend. 

Notre Dame
The Irish are going to have to be aggressive and stop Navy's offense early if they are going to have success against them this weekend. Notre Dame has previously been extremely successful in Novemeber, and they are looking to keep that going this year.

This weekend's game against Georgia Tech marks the first time the Panthers have been to Atlanta since 1976. Tyrone Ezell recently had "assault and related charges" withdrawn against him. However, police then filed a count of summary harrassment.

Terrel Hunt is going to be the starter under center for the Orange this weekend, but coach Scott Shafer says that Drew Allen is ready to go, as well. Linebacker Dyshawn Davis is going to get back in the game this weekend after recovering from a high ankle sprain that kept him out for six quarters.

Cavalier wide receivers are hoping to continue what started last week against the Yellow Jackets, when they compiled 376 passing yards. 

Virginia Tech
Slowing down Andre Williams is going to be the key for the Hokies defense against Boston College. Williams is averaging 144.3 rushing yards per game. Virginia Tech's defense should be even better this week now that they have all of their cornerbacks healthy for the first time all year.

Wake Forest
In the wake of A.J. Marshall's injury, safety Anthony Wooding is going to be making his first start for the Demon Deacons against Syracuse this Saturday. The Wake Forest basketball team is playing its first viewable game tonight at 7 p.m. against Brevard.