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  1. Pitt's top running back to transfer

    Heather Dinich

    Some of you might remember the contender-pretender series we did recently. We thought Pitt was a contender. Until now. Running back Rushel Shell, who was expected to be the Panthers' starting running back this fall, has decided to transfer, the...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  2. Friday mailblog

    Heather Dinich

    Step into my office ... Sebastian in Coral Gables, Fla. writes: Is this the year the Canes take the elusive step back into the group of real contenders? Last year they looked good until they lost Dookie (and left one on the field) in the 2nd half ag...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  3. Midseason report: Miami

    Heather Dinich

    Miami's biggest question heading into the season was whether or not the beleaguered defense would improve enough to make the Hurricanes a legit contender to win the Coastal Division. That question was answered in Week 2. Miami and its defense m...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  4. What we learned in the ACC: Week 5

    Heather Dinich

    Here's a look at five lessons learned in the ACC this week, in no particular order: 1. Virginia Tech is still a contender. Quarterback Logan Thomas, who was playing through an abdominal strain, had one of his best games in years in the 17-10 win a...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  5. ACC Upset Watch: Week 5

    Heather Dinich

    None of the games listed on last week's Upset Watch came to fruition. That's great news for the ACC, which still has a national title contender in Clemson. Wake Forest held off Army, and Maryland had zero trouble with a dreadful West Virginia team. T...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  6. Friday mailblog

    Heather Dinich

    Here we go ... Diego in Orlando, FL writes: Hey HD, where would you rank our league so far against the other conferences. No FCS loses, three top-25 teams, title contender, 2-2 against the SEC, I'm intrigued because I haven't seen any conference p...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  7. Clemson a contender? Tigers in AP Top 10

    Heather Dinich

    No. 8 Clemson and No. 11 Florida State are the ACC's only ranked teams in the preseason Associated Press Top 25, which was released this morning. That follows the trend of what we've seen and heard all offseason; Clemson is the ACC's best hope at a n...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  8. Final verdicts: Contenders and pretenders

    Heather Dinich

    Dear Duke, Maryland and Boston College: The rest of the ACC has written you off this year. How's that for some bulletin board material this spring and summer? Of the 14 programs in the ACC, those were the only three in which at least 90 percent...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  9. Contender or pretender: Virginia Tech

    Heather Dinich

    VIRGINIA TECH If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams fro...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  10. Contender or pretender: Miami

    Heather Dinich

    MIAMI If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams from the AC...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  11. Contender or pretender: Georgia Tech

    Heather Dinich

    If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams from the ACC expecte...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  12. Contender or pretender: Wake Forest

    Heather Dinich

    WAKE FOREST If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams from ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  13. Poll: ACC's next national title contender

    Heather Dinich

    Last year was Florida State's year. The Noles had a senior quarterback. They had one of the best defenses in the country, and they had an abundance of talent and depth at every position. They were the ACC's best hope to win a national title in 2012. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  14. Contender or pretender: NC State

    Heather Dinich

    As the only two teams from the ACC that are likely to be ranked in the Top 25 this preseason, Clemson and Florida State are undoubtedly contenders in 2013. What about the rest of the conference? Contenders or pretenders? Does Wake Forest actually hav...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  15. Tajh Boyd's return validates Tigers' title talk

    Heather Dinich

    Clemson has its quarterback -- and the ACC has a legitimate Heisman candidate and national title contender -- for 2013. Tajh Boyd's announcement Wednesday afternoon that he has decided to stay for his fifth and final season in Death Valley was an ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. ACC Heisman Watch: Week 7

    Heather Dinich

    The following three players are still getting a smattering of votes in ESPN.com'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