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ACC Daily Links - Oct. 10

Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:34am
By: Andrew Tie

Boston College
Linebacker Steven Daniels is starting to come into his own and help the Eagles form a solid group of linebackers. Big things are expected out of point guard Olivier Hanlan after he won the ACC Freshman of the Year award last year.

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Patrick DeStefano will no longer play football because of a shoulder injury. Here's a preview of Clemson's matchup with Boston College.

The women's basketball team, along with UNC down the road, will be hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. 

Florida State
Florida State is on pace to be better than some of its national championship teams of the past. Safety Tyler Hunter will be out for the year after undergoing neck surgery.

Georgia Tech
Defensive tackle Francis Kallon is making some noise and getting the attention of his coaches. Here's what you need to know about the BYU game this weekend. These are some notes and updates after GT's practice yesterday, including the tidbit that Ray Beno didn't practice again.

The O-Line is looking to improve after the loss to FSU, particularly with hiding their calls. Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart gave his thoughts and reflections on the blowout loss. Mark Turgeon wants to play more small ball with some four-guard lineups this year.

Al Golden is downplaying his team's 5-0 start, saying they haven't achieved anything just yet. This team is growing up and showing it has learned from mistakes in previous years. The basketball team is getting back to the basics

North Carolina
A second agent has been charged from the football scandal several years ago. Joel James is starting to believe in himself more and show more confidence.

N.C. State
From the Syracuse perspective, here's what Cuse fans should know about N.C. State. Dave Doeren is in his first season with N.C. State after a very successful campaign with Northern Illinois last year.

Notre Dame
The win over Arizona State helped to quiet some critics and save the season. 

Cardiac Hill has a Q&A with one of the Virginia Tech bloggers at Gobbler Country. Pitt's defense hopes to recreate what they did in last year's game with Virginia Tech.

The Orange picked up a second commitment from over the weekend. The time it's Beau Benzschawel - great last name. Tight end Beckett Wales has been quiet in the passing game, but he's made an impact on the field nevertheless.

Unlike last preseason, the Cavaliers' basketball team is healthy, writes Doug Doughty. Tom O'Brien, the former N.C. State coach, has brought a winning attitude to help establish the culture at Virginia, writes Norm Wood.

Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech will play Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016 in a game that could have up to 160,000 fans. The road to returning from an ACL injury for Antone Exum has been long.

Wake Forest
A larger and expanded ACC isn't necessarily good for Wake Forest basketball.