ACC's lunchtime links
December, 3, 2013
By David M. Hale | ESPN.com
It was fun while it lasted, but I think I’m done with “Homeland.”
- Tremendous column from the Winston-Salem Journal’s Dan Collins on the legacy of Jim Grobe, who resigned as Wake Forest’s head coach Monday.
- A decision on the fate of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could come as early as this week, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
- Florida State’s No. 1-ranked defense managed to put just one player on the All-ACC first team, writes Tomahawk Nation.
- Duke isn’t expecting many believers when it takes on the Seminoles in the ACC championship game, writes the Tallahassee Democrat.
- DeVon Edwards credits his work at cornerback for much of his success at safety this season, writes the Charlotte Observer.
- The Roanoke Times says what Virginia Tech’s record and the All-ACC balloting already showed: The Hokies are not among the ACC’s elite teams.
- Steve Addazio is pushing for tailback Andre Williams to get serious Heisman Trophy consideration, writes the Boston Herald.
- In spite of the loss to South Carolina, the Orange Bowl still looks like the likely destination for Clemson, writes The Post and Courier.
- Georgia Tech’s bowl options are narrowing, writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, with the Belk Bowl and Music City Bowl the most likely options.
- And in Miami, the Hurricanes are simply playing the waiting game to see how the bowl scenarios shake out, writes the Miami Herald.
- Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen says he doesn’t regret transferring from Oklahoma, writes The Post-Standard.
- Virginia players are backing Mike London to keep his job as head coach, writes The Roanoke Times.
- For Dave Doeren and NC State, the rebuilding process is already underway, writes the Charlotte Observer.
- Tar Heel Blog looks at the good, bad and ugly from North Carolina’s loss to Duke in its regular-season finale.
- In its first year in the league, Pitt placed six players on the All-ACC team, highlighted by defensive tackle Aaron Donald, writes the Post-Gazette.
- Meanwhile, in Maryland’s final year in the league, the Terps were shut out of All-ACC balloting completely for the first time since 1997, writes The Washington Post.
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Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35