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Monday, November 4, 2013
ACC lunchtime links

By David M. Hale

The Nick Foles era is a wild ride, man.

Miami lost to Florida State on Saturday and lost tailback Duke Johnson for the season, but the Miami Herald writes that there’s still much for the Hurricanes to play for.

In the wake of Florida State’s thumping of Miami, former Hurricanes player and current radio personality Dan Sileo put a bounty out on FSU defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan.

Tajh Boyd became the ACC’s record holder for career touchdown passes Saturday, but he’s confused about why so many fans still find so much to criticize, writes The State.

Florida State’s strong performance against Miami helped answer some lingering questions about its run defense, writes the Tallahassee Democrat.

Wake Forest still has its sights set on bowl eligibility, but it will need to reinvent the offense yet again after losing receiver Michael Campanaro to a likely season-ending injury, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

A rejuvenated defense has spurred a late-season revival for North Carolina, writes the Charlotte Observer.

Given Virginia Tech’s limited offensive weapons, it’s unfair to pin all the blame for the Hokies’ struggles on Logan Thomas, writes the Roanoke Times.

The Hokies’ date with Miami still looms large, writes the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Andre Williams has been an unstoppable force for Boston College, writes the Boston Herald. Williams is second in the nation in rushing yards this season -- and tops among players from AQ schools.

Interesting read from the Baltimore Sun on former Maryland star Kenny Tate, whose NFL dreams were derailed by a series of injuries.

A change at linebacker proved effective for Syracuse in a shutout of Wake Forest, writes The Post-Standard.

At Pitt, the future is on display even if the current team hasn’t looked sharp, writes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

While its in-state rival picked up a big win in Jacksonville, Fla. over the weekend, Georgia Tech had some success there, too, adding its 19th recruiting commitment, writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Virginia's schedule has been tough, but the 'Hoos haven't shown many signs of improvement either, writes Cavalier Insider.

A sign of the times in the Triangle: NC State is a two-score underdog to Duke this weekend, writes Backing the Pack.