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  1. Keys to the game

    Heather Dinich

    LANDOVER, Md. -- The teams are on the field warming up, and the Hokies are in their new Nike Pro Combat uniforms. In a word? Scary. It looks like Halloween came early. The orange looks it belongs on a traffic cone. But that's not important. Their def...

    Blog | September 06, 2010
  2. Greetings from Blacksburg: Keys to the game

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Hello from Lane Stadium, where it is an unseasonably warm day and the weather feels just about perfect. There are 18 NFL scouts representing 14 different teams and eight bowl scouts with five dif...

    Blog | November 06, 2008
  3. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    Hope you all had a fun Halloween. It's been a long time since Pitt made a trip to Atlanta. Pitt isn't overlooking Georgia Tech's passing game. Here are three keys for Georgia Tech against Pitt. It's no secret what the Hokies need to do agai...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  4. Wake Forest season preview

    Heather Dinich

    Today we're looking at the Deacs as they try to get back to a bowl game in 2013: Wake Forest Coach: Jim Grobe (106-107-1 overall, 73-74 in 12 years at school) 2012 record: 5-7 Key losses: FB Tommy Bohanon, C Garrick Williams, LB Joey Ehrm...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  5. Chick-fil-A Bowl keys

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys for Clemson against LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl: 1. Win the battle up front. This game will arguably be won or lost in the trenches, where Clemson will have its hands full with LSU's defensive line. Clemson will need to give qu...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. Belk Bowl keys

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys to watch for Duke against Cincinnati in today's Belk Bowl (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN): 1. Stop the run. It's the priority, as Duke's rushing defense is No. 102 in the country, allowing almost 200 rushing yards per game (199.83) -- and...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  7. Orange Bowl keys

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys for Clemson against West Virginia in tonight's Discover Orange Bowl: 1. Pressure quarterback Geno Smith. West Virginia depends on its passing game, and whatever Clemson can do to disrupt that will be a difference in the game. S...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  8. Chick-fil-A Bowl keys

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys for Virginia heading into Saturday night's game against Auburn: 1. Get back to basics. Virginia is a better team than what ACC fans saw in the regular-season 38-0 loss to Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers didn't help themselves in t...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  9. Music City Bowl keys

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys for Wake Forest heading into tonight's game against Mississippi State: 1. Continue to protect the ball. Wake Forest has a chance to set the single-season record for fewest turnovers. The Deacons come into the bowl game with jus...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  10. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    This isn't a football story, but it's still worth a read for ACC fans. There's a chance injured Virginia Tech receiver Jarrett Boykin will be ready to go for the Clemson game. Continuity has been a key component to the Hokies' success in the AC...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  11. Key stretch: Virginia

    Heather Dinich

    Key stretch: Sept. 3-Oct. 1 (William & Mary, at Indiana, at North Carolina, Southern Miss, Idaho) Analysis: This is a long stretch, yes, but if Virginia is going to get to a bowl game ahead of schedule, in Year 2 under Mike London, the nonconf...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  12. Key stretch: Maryland

    Heather Dinich

    MARYLAND Key stretch: Oct. 15-Oct. 29 (Clemson, at Florida State, Boston College) Analysis: Two home games out of three isn't bad for the key stretch, but going to Tallahassee after hosting Clemson will make for two grueling Saturdays. One coul...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  13. Toughest stretch in the ACC

    Heather Dinich

    Every team in the ACC has one key stretch that will determine its season, but none is more difficult than the lineup Clemson faces in Weeks 3-5. The Tigers host defending national champion Auburn at home before back-to-back games against defending At...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  14. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    It's good to be home. Next stop: Tallahassee ... Georgia Tech moved its pro day indoors, which wasn't ideal for former Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt's passing game. Here are a few key questions facing each ACC team this offseason. T...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Hyundai Sun Bowl: 3 keys

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys for Miami in the Hyundai Sun Bowl against Notre Dame: 1. Fluster the rookie. Miami's defense will have to get pressure on true freshman quarterback Tommy Rees, who has thrown 10 touchdown passes in the past four games. Miami is...

    Blog | December 30, 2010