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  1. Virginia Tech spring wrap

    Heather Dinich

    Three things we learned in the spring about the Virginia Tech Hokies: 1. RB Marshawn Williams and TE Bucky Hodges are players to watch. Williams is the kind of bruising running back the Hokies have been looking for, and assistant coach Shane Beame...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  2. ACC first-year players to watch

    Heather Dinich

    Few if any coaches will tell you point-blank this time of year which first-year players are likely to see the field and get a chance to contribute immediately, but there were a few hints across the ACC this spring. For some players, like Florida Stat...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  3. Walter Camp watch list announced

    Heather Dinich

    The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the names of 50 players to watch for its 2012 Player of the Year award. Here are your ACC representatives: Walter Camp Award (Presented to the nation's most outstanding player by the Walter Camp Fo...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  4. Kiper: ACC's top 2011 draft picks

    Heather Dinich

    ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his top five returning players at every position and the ACC is well-represented. Not only is this a sneak peek at the 2011 NFL draft, but it's also a good way to highlight some of the top players to watch in th...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  5. Video: ACC players to watch

    Heather Dinich

    Lou Holtz and Mark May discuss the ACC and debate the players to watch this season....

    Blog | August 22, 2008
  6. Top 5 clutch players to watch this season

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by's Heather Dinich Again ... alphabetically ... James Davis, Clemson, running back -- He's already accounted for two game-winning plays in his career (2005, 2006). Davis enters this season needing 837 yards to become the program's a...

    Blog | August 01, 2008
  7. Boyd plays 'Superman' against UGA

    Heather Dinich

    CLEMSON, S.C. -- About two hours before kickoff on Saturday evening, hordes of Clemson fans lined Centennial Boulevard, shoulder-to-shoulder in the blazing heat, to watch the players and coaches make their celebratory "Tiger Walk" from the busses int...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  8. ACC watch list candidates

    Heather Dinich

    The month of July is filled with watch list announcements and preseason awards. We're here to help you keep track of it all. As promised, here is your one-stop shopping site so you can keep track of your favorite players: Walter Camp: ACC cand...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  9. Outland, Nagurski watch lists announced

    Heather Dinich

    The Football Writers Association of America today announced the watch list candidates for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football. The ACC tied the Pac-12 for the second-most nominees with 12 players. The...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  10. Watch lists: Maxwell, Bednarik awards

    Heather Dinich

    The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch lists for the 77th annual Maxwell Award and the 19th annual Bednarik Award. The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's college player of the year s...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  11. ACC: Who will transform tomorrow?

    Heather Dinich

    My player to watch in the Dr Pepper ACC championship game is Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel. Manuel has been here before, and last time it didn't turn out so well. Filling in for an injured Christian Ponder in the 2010 ACC championship game a...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  12. Who will transform tomorrow?

    Heather Dinich

    My player to watch in Week 8 is Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs. Just how good is Maryland's true freshman utility man? "I think he probably has as much impact on the conference this year as Sammy Watkins did a year ago coming in at Clemson," sa...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  13. Who will transform tomorrow?

    Heather Dinich

    My player to watch this week is Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum. The Hokies' cornerback is going to be tested against Duke's passing game -- especially if the Blue Devils paid any attention to the Cincinnati game film. Exum had a rough outing...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  14. ACC Heisman Watch: Week 7

    Heather Dinich

    The following three players are still getting a smattering of votes in's weekly Heisman Watch. Colleague Andrea Adelson gave a vote to Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins this week. Here's a look at the ACC's top Heisman contenders for Week 7: ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  15. Who will transform tomorrow?

    Heather Dinich

    My player to watch in Week 5 is Duke receiver Conner Vernon. Win or lose against Wake Forest on Saturday, Vernon could finish the day as the ACC's all-time leader in career receptions. Vernon has 227 career catches and needs just six more to becom...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  16. Who will transform tomorrow?

    Heather Dinich

    My player to watch in Week 4 is Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins. Much of the talk surrounding this game has been about Florida State's defense against Clemson's offense, but field position and special teams will be a critical factor. Clemson i...

    Blog | September 21, 2012