ACC lunchtime links

September, 3, 2013
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The cure for your post-Labor Day weekend football blues ...

It was a night to remember for Florida State fans, as Jameis Winston not only lived up to the hype, but exceeded it, writes the Tallahassee Democrat.

Pittsburgh was far too passive against Florida State on Monday, and that squashed any chance at an upset, writes the Tribune-Review.

The New York Times is on the ACC bandwagon, writing that Clemson's win over Georgia means big things for the conference.

ESPN Stats & Info looks at the top Total QBR performances for Week 1 and finds two ACC quarterbacks -- and no Tajh Boyd -- on the list. So, yeah, pretty good week for ACC QBs.

Compared with Winston, Boyd and C.J. Brown, Miami QB Stephen Morris was a virtual no-show in Week 1. Al Golden is making sure that won't be the case this week against Florida, writes the Miami Herald.

Larry Fedora is taking on the role of optimist after North Carolina's rather dubious performance against South Carolina in Week 1, writes the Charlotte Observer.

Perhaps the most concerning aspect of Virginia Tech's loss to Alabama in Week 1 was the quick death of "Beamer Ball," writes The Washington Post.

Pete Thomas will start for NC State this week, but Dave Doeren says he'll continue to tinker with his quarterbacks until Brandon Mitchell's return, writes the Charlotte Observer.

Doeren is also asking fans to stick around for the second half of games -- regardless of the score.

After missing Wake Forest's opener, wide receiver Michael Campanaro should be ready to go this week, writes the Winston-Salem Journal.

The offensive line looked pretty good in Week 1 for Boston College, which could be a template for future success, writes the Boston Globe.

Orange Fizz parses Syracuse's loss to Penn State and finds five things worth discussing.

Athlon Sports checks in with its Week 1 power rankings in the ACC, and there seems to be unanimous agreement on the teams at the top.

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