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  1. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    The ACC is a football conference! Who's the best coach in the ACC? Who's ... No. 14? Here are five notes on who is rising this spring for Georgia Tech's nickel defense. Fixing the ground game is a priority for the Hokies this spring. The co...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Deacs looking for more from ground game

    Heather Dinich

    The ACC's leading active career rusher does not play for heavyweights Florida State or Clemson. Surprise: That distinction belongs to Wake Forest, which had one of the worst running games in the country last year. Senior Josh Harris enters this...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  3. Hokies to focus on ground game this spring

    Heather Dinich

    Maybe this will be the year Virginia Tech finds somebody to replace 2012 first-round NFL draft pick David Wilson at running back. Last year, the Hokies tried to compensate for the loss of their 2011 leading rusher, but the by-committee approach wa...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  4. Hokies want to keep ground game moving

    Heather Dinich

    J.C. Coleman heard you loud and clear, Virginia Tech fans. Known as @JC_Coleman4 in the Twitter world, Coleman said the criticism came pouring in during the first half of the season as Virginia Tech's offense mucked its way to a 3-3 start. "Tow...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  5. Checking in with Duke's Juwan Thompson

    Heather Dinich

    Duke running back Juwan Thompson is part of a crowded backfield that hopes to improve the Blue Devils' ground game this year. Thompson was Duke's leading rusher a year ago and had seven starts in 12 games. He ran 110 times for 457 yards and seven tou...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  6. Finch gives Eagles' ground game a boost

    Heather Dinich

    Boston College running back Rolandan Finch, known as "Deuce" to his friends and family, caught the ACC's attention with 243 yards and two touchdowns in last week's 28-17 win against Maryland. It was pretty hard to ignore, as it was the most rushing y...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  7. 3 keys: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys for BC in Sunday's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: 1. Stop Nevada's ground game. You can't talk about this game without mentioning this matchup, because it really is the key to the game. It's not like BC can only key on running back V...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  8. FSU running game could be 'back'

    Heather Dinich

    Florida State's defensive improvement is a big reason behind the Seminoles' success this season, but it's not the only factor. This FSU ground game has the potential to look old-school, and when it comes to Florida State, that's a good thing. T...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  9. Terps wrap up spring ball with strong ground game

    Heather Dinich

    One thing Maryland doesn't have a shortage of this season is running backs, and Terps fans were introduced to the rookie of the bunch in Saturday's scrimmage, as D.J. Adams scored two touchdowns and likely earned himself some playing time this fall. ...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  10. What to watch in the ACC: Week 12

    Heather Dinich

    The ACC race is close to being wrapped up, but that doesn't mean the other teams aren't worth watching this week. Here are a few things to keep an eye on in the conference: 1. Virginia's defense vs. Clemson's ground game. Since 1990, Virginia has ...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  11. FSU leads BYU at the half, 30-14

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich I was wrong. I admit it. Florida State is leading BYU at the half and the difference is in the ground game we've been looking for. Sure, BYU has Max Hall, and he's having a good day -- 13-of-16 for 176 yards an...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  12. Top 30 overview

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich Overall, the list turned out to be a reflection of the strength of the ACC this fall -- a strong defensive conference with a good ground game, all-conference offensive linemen, and lack of elite receivers. Clem...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  13. 2012 report cards: Georgia Tech

    Heather Dinich

    GEORGIA TECH OFFENSE: The Yellow Jackets' offense did what it always does under coach Paul Johnson -- executed one of the nation's best ground games, this year ranking fourth in the country in rushing offense. Led by veteran quarterback Tevin Wash...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  14. UNC's Yates 'trying to be perfect'

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates has rebuilt his game from the ground up -- literally. It started with a small tweak in his footwork -- a wider base that has given him more power. Th...

    Blog | March 30, 2009