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  1. Video: Virginia Tech-Clemson pregame

    Heather Dinich

    Heather Dinich talks about the matchup for Virginia Tech's secondary, the Hokies' concerns up front, and their struggles on the road....

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  2. Scouting the ACC's NFL potential

    Heather Dinich

    Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl, who worked in the pro scouting department for the New York Jets, took a recent tour through the ACC and evaluated several players and their potential for the NFL. Despite all of Virginia Tech's offensive struggles, Weidl...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  3. 2012 ACC bowl watch: Coastal Division

    Heather Dinich

    Here's a breakdown of the Coastal Division bowl chances: Team: Miami Wins needed to go bowling: 2 Games remaining: North Carolina, Florida State, Virginia Tech, at Virginia, South Florida, at Duke Projected path: The Canes will struggle t...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  4. Breaking down the Hokies' offensive struggles

    Heather Dinich

    Following a dismal September in which Virginia Tech fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 and lost two games to Big East opponents, Hokies' fans are pointing fingers and searching for answers. The easy answer: There is plenty of blame to go arou...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  5. Orange Bowl: Inside the numbers

    Heather Dinich

    The defensive troubles were obvious.'s Stats & Information department took a closer look at the Tigers' offensive struggles against West Virginia in Wednesday night's 70-33 loss in the Discover Orange Bowl: Throughout the 2011 season,...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  6. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher talks offense

    Heather Dinich

    Florida State will face Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday in the Champs Sports Bowl, and the Seminoles' offensive struggles have been a popular storyline since the last few weeks of the regular season. I caught up with coach Jimbo Fisher on Tues...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  7. TBD: Atlantic or Coastal in 2011?

    Heather Dinich

    Go ahead and guess: Which division came out on top this year in inter-divisional play during the ACC regular season? Answer: Dead even at 9-9. Personally, I would have guessed the Coastal Division, based on the struggles of NC State, Marylan...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  8. Turnovers at heart of Clemson's struggles

    Heather Dinich

    Yes, Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins was missed sorely in the lineup this past weekend against NC State, especially in the second half when the Tigers were playing from behind and lacked a true vertical threat to help close the gap. Watkins' absenc...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  9. Halftime: Boston College 7, Virginia Tech 6

    Heather Dinich

    It wouldn't be a fall Saturday without an unexpected plot twist in the ACC. The Hokies have yet to reach the end zone against BC's defense, and trail at home to a 1-5 Boston College team. That this is a defensive struggle early shouldn't come a...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  10. Hokies find help for punting game

    Heather Dinich

    It took until the midpoint of the season, but Virginia Tech -- a program known for its special teams -- has finally solved its punting problems. Or at least taken an important step forward in getting better. After the well-documented struggles ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  11. Can FSU's D get it done?

    Heather Dinich

    According to ESPN's Stats & Information crew, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones' interceptions have contributed to the Sooners' well-documented struggles on the road. Jones has thrown 15 of his 26 interceptions on the road, and he'll face a ve...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  12. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    Ready for Week 2? Despite Indiana's struggles, the Hoosiers' hurry-up, pistol formation could give Virginia some problems. Last year, Virginia Tech defensive end James Gayle didn't know what he was doing. This year is a different story. Would...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  13. ACC media days notebook, Day 2

    Heather Dinich

    Boston College: The inconsistency of the quarterback position has been at the heart of the Eagles' recent struggles, but with the maturation of Chase Rettig and hire of Kevin Rogers, coach Frank Spaziani said they're in a much better position than wh...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  14. Taking a look at the ACC's money makers

    Heather Dinich

    The University of Maryland isn't the only school in the ACC that would struggle to scrape together enough money to pay athletes, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. There's no question there's money flowing in the ACC -- Virgi...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  15. Big 12 lunch links

    Heather Dinich

    Texas is one of five teams that will struggle this year. How would you like $25,000 for being No. 5 at your job? Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops talks about a wide variety of issues. Here's a look back and a look ahead at Oklahoma State. An Iow...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  16. A reader asks: Georgia Tech or Georgia?

    Heather Dinich

    Earlier this morning I took a look at Clemson and Georgia Tech, and their recent struggles against their SEC rivals. Overall, Georgia Tech has fared far worse, with a 39-61-5 record in the series against Georgia, and only one win in the past decade. ...

    Blog | June 22, 2011