*Former Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson signed a four-year deal with Cincinnati. He's just one of three players the Jackets will be missing up front this year. He's not the only former ACC superstar who just got richer.
*Former Maryland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey signed a contract with the Raiders that will guarantee him at least $23.5 million. I need to learn how to catch the football better. (Don’t we all?)
*Is the ACC getting offensive? You bet.
*Jerry Ratcliffe says there are a few reasons for Virginia to be optimistic about this season.
*Miami senior cornerback Chavez Grant has the pedigree, but he wants to create his own legacy.
*Duke running back Requan Boyette could give the Blue Devils' running game the boost coach David Cutcliffe is looking for.
*The Demon Deacons picked up an offensive tackle this week.
*There's an injury trend at Maryland that doesn't bode well for this season if "stabilizer" Chris Turner becomes the latest in a long line of quarterbacks to get hurt.