Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TUESDAY’S ACC LINKS VIA ESPN/DINICH

*Jerrard Tarrant (#37) is leading the nation in punt returns for Georgia Tech, and might be the best the staff has had at it since Paul Johnson arrived. Here's a quick Miami 101 for Georgia Tech fans.

*Miami quarterback Jacory Harris has turned into quite a leader for the Canes, and all players -- past and present -- are noticing.

*FSU has given its defensive end position a boost by using linebacker Dekoda Watson there part-time, and it's paid off.

*UNC will be looking for "a little bit of payback" when it faces ECU this weekend, having lost to the Pirates in 2007. ECU could be without its leading rusher. Then again, the Tar Heels have been pretty bruised lately.

*NC State coach Tom O'Brien is expecting more from Gardner-Webb than the Pack got from Murray State, so he's cautioning his players not to get overconfident. O'Brien likes what he sees so far from the young players in the secondary. As for quarterback Russell Wilson? He insists the knee brace he's been wearing hasn't slowed him down.

*Virginia coach Al Groh insists the season is not over yet, that the only thing that counts is what's between the white lines. Problem is, that's where the problem lies. And his superiors are watching.

*Maryland's offense appears to be relegated to dink-and-dunk plays this fall.

*Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was ready to buy kicker Richard Jackson a "bus ticket out of town" last year, but he's starting to redeem himself.

*The Virginia Tech-Nebraska game is a tough ticket to get.

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