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  1. Different tactics for Clawson, Franklin

    Heather Dinich

    Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson's first recruiting class was put together in a matter of weeks -- a timetable cut unenviably short, much like the task of Penn State coach James Franklin. Their approaches, though, were vastly different. When Claw...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  2. Ranking the 2013 nonconference schedules

    Heather Dinich

    Let's get this straight: None of these schedules are easy. Lining up against Georgia and South Carolina, though, is a wee bit more difficult than playing La. Tech and Central Michigan. And so we present to you a ranking of the most difficult nonconfe...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  3. More on ACC recruiting: A numbers game

    Heather Dinich

    With last Wednesday being national signing day, there were a lot of questions in the mailbag about recruiting numbers -- enough that it was worth revisiting in a separate post to clear up any confusion. For example, Will in Greenville, S.C., wrote...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  4. Instant analysis: Vanderbilt 38, NC State 24

    Heather Dinich

    Here's a quick look back at Vanderbilt's 38-24 win over NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: It was over when: On fourth-and-14 with just over five minutes left in the game, Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers made the bes...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. Pregame: Music City Bowl

    Heather Dinich

    NC State (7-5, 4-4 ACC) vs. Vanderbilt (8-4, 5-3 SEC) WHO TO WATCH: NC State quarterback Mike Glennon. He is a legitimate pro prospect who finished first in the ACC in passing yards per game (304) and second in total offense (292 yards per game). ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. Music City Bowl keys

    Heather Dinich

    Here are three keys for NC State against Vanderbilt in today's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (noon ET, ESPN): 1. Ignore the intangibles. This could be an emotional game for interim coach Dana Bible, who is working his first game as a ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. 'Weak' 13 punctuates ugly season for ACC

    Heather Dinich

    So it's come to this in the ACC: If Georgia Tech doesn't beat No. 13 Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC championship game on Saturday, it will drop to 6-7 and have to apply to the NCAA for a waiver just to play in a bowl game. It's BCS or bust for...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  8. ACC predictions: Week 13

    Heather Dinich

    You don't want to be reading while you eat your turkey, so chew on this first ... It was almost another home run week for the predictions, but Virginia lost at home to North Carolina. (Still can't believe how poorly UVa played in that one with so ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  9. Upset watch: Week 13

    Heather Dinich

    The No. 1 game on this list came to fruition last week, as Virginia lost to a North Carolina team determined to redeem itself from a loss to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets, though, did not lose at home to Duke, and Clemson won a shootout with NC St...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  10. Week 13 proving ground for ACC vs. SEC

    Heather Dinich

    For weeks, fans of No. 10 Florida State and No. 11 Clemson have lamented the ACC's place in the BCS standings behind their SEC rivals. Only recently did Clemson jump ahead of No. 12 South Carolina, and according to the confused computers, the Seminol...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  11. Countdown to kickoff: No. 11

    Heather Dinich

    There are 11 more weekdays until NC State kicks off against Tennessee in Atlanta on Friday, Aug. 31. We're counting down with 25 reasons to be excited about ACC football this year. This list features coaches, players, games, themes, position groups &...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  12. Ranking ACC nonconference schedules

    Heather Dinich

    ACC commissioner John Swofford has said that the conference would prefer to have strength of schedule considered during the selection process for a four-team playoff. Well, just how strong are the ACC schedules this year? The league has some statemen...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  13. Maryland Terrapins coach Randy Edsall gives Danny O'Brien full re...

    Heather Dinich

    Maryland coach Randy Edsall has changed his mind and decided to grant former quarterback Danny O'Brien a full release from the program with no transfer restrictions, according to a news statement the school issued Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  14. When will the SEC's reign end?

    Heather Dinich

    As ACC fans, you have to be sick and tired of hearing about it. The SEC has now won six straight national titles. It's the conference you love to hate, and with losses to South Carolina, Georgia, Auburn and Vanderbilt this season, the ACC once aga...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  15. Wrapping up ACC afternoon games

    Heather Dinich

    A few final thoughts on two more of the ACC's earlier games: Final: UNC 37, Duke 21: Another eight-win season could be in store for North Carolina, despite the firing of former coach Butch Davis just days before summer practices began. Duke's defe...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  16. SEC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    Filling in for C-low today ... There's at least one person who doesn't think Mark Richt deserves to be on the hot seat this season, and it's Vince Dooley. LSU reserve fullback Dominique Allen has been suspended indefinitely for violating team r...

    Blog | July 16, 2010