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  1. How do the CFB Playoff committee members view conference strength...

    Heather Dinich

    Conference strength? CFB Playoff committee members say it's not that important. What other views of their new job do they have as the first month of the season comes to a close?

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  2. Road to playoffs looks easier for some conferences

    Heather Dinich

    Nobody has an easy road to the playoff, but for some conferences, getting there looks more realistic.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  3. Examining Week 2's cupcakes and Michigan State Spartans' B1G task...

    Heather Dinich

    Nonconference schedule grades, the playoff committee's rankings and Michigan State's big task highlight Week 2 of the playoff puzzle.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  4. College Football Playoff basics -- How it works and who decides t...

    Heather Dinich

    As we head into a new era of college football, here are a few basics you need to know about the sport's new playoff format.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  5. Pitt RBs go from question to strength

    Heather Dinich

    It was around this time last year that former Pitt running back Rushel Shell, the team's leading returning rusher and expected starter for 2013, decided to transfer, leaving the Panthers' running game a complete unknown. Isaac Bennett was an unproven...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  6. Clemson's defense takes center stage

    Heather Dinich

    This is going to take a little getting used to. In 2014, Clemson's defense is going to be the strength of the team. It's not Sammy Watkins. Not Tajh Boyd. Not Martavis Bryant. All household names who have to be replaced next season in the Tigers' ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  7. Weak and strong: Syracuse

    Heather Dinich

    We move on in our series looking at the weakest and strongest positions on each team in the ACC with Syracuse: Strongest position: Running backs The linebackers were also considered for the biggest strength, but the Orange has a great mix of ta...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  8. Weak and strong: Wake Forest

    Heather Dinich

    There's a weak link on every team, but there is also a strength that could help mask it or overcome it entirely. This series will take a look at the strongest and weakest position groups for each ACC team heading into the fall. We'll go in reverse al...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  9. Checking in with Pitt DB K'Waun Williams

    Heather Dinich

    Pitt defensive back K'Waun Williams will be one of the leaders on a veteran Pitt defense that should be the strength of the team this year. He started 11 games last year and finished with 47 tackles, 2.5 TFL, four interceptions and a pass breakup des...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  10. 2012 report cards: Duke

    Heather Dinich

    DUKE OFFENSE: Duke's passing game continued to be its strength, as veteran quarterback Sean Renfree and record-setting receiver Conner Vernon were again the highlights of the program. Vernon, the ACC's all-time leader in pass receptions and receiv...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  11. BC sneaks past Terps for first ACC win

    Heather Dinich

    Maryland's defense has been its strength all season -- especially with back-to-back-to-back season-ending injuries to starting quarterbacks. In Saturday's 20-17 loss to Boston College, the Terps couldn't make the stops when it mattered most, as Ch...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  12. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    Basketball? What? Where? Not here ... Georgia Tech's offensive line has been a strength, but there is still room for improvement. The firing of defensive coordinator Al Groh might not be enough to save the Jackets' season. The state of Virgin...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  13. Beamer says mistakes are correctable

    Heather Dinich

    Two strengths that have helped define Virginia Tech's success in recent years -- a stingy defense and strong running game -- were instead part of the problem last week in the Hokies' loss to Pitt. It was an especially uncharacteristic performance ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  14. Backup quarterbacks: Atlantic Division

    Heather Dinich

    The quarterback position should be a strength throughout the ACC this year, moreso than any other season in recent memory. That is, of course, assuming the starters all stay healthy and on the field. If not, some teams could be in serious trouble. He...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  15. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    NC State will hit the field today ... NC State faces some questions as camp opens today for the Pack. Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon has drawn strength from his brother's experiences as an ACC quarterback. Miami running back Mike James sai...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  16. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    Here we go ... Thoughts and prayers are with Duke receiver Blair Holliday, who is in critical condition after a jet ski accident. Dabo Swinney believes in his strength and conditioning coach, but needs to see some results this summer. Travis ...

    Blog | July 06, 2012