ACC lunchtime links

Julie, hey, guess what day it is ... Hump day!

Here's a great story from the Miami Herald on Hurricanes' running back Duke Johnson, who is driven by promises he made to his mother.

Everyone fell in love with Jameis Winston in Florida State's opener, but Tomahawk Nation points out that there is ample reason for concern about the Seminoles' defense.

If there's a silver lining to Pitt's loss to Florida State, it's that the Panthers identified a few serious playmakers -- namely freshman Tyler Boyd, writes the Tribune-Review.

After a horrendous opening-week performance, Virginia Tech's receiving corps has a lot of work to do to win back the trust of QB Logan Thomas.

Virginia sophomores Eli Harold and Maurice Canady have grown into big roles on Jon Tenuta's defense, writes the Daily Progress.

Wake Forest's defense is expecting a serious test when it opens ACC play against Boston College, writes the Winston-Salem Journal.

Look for Andre Williams to carry a hefty load for Boston College this weekend, writes the Boston Herald.

C.J. Brown reveled in his comeback from an ACL injury, but he's ready to turn the page and focus on Old Dominion, according to the Washington Post.

The Tar Heel Blog wonders if it's fair to suspend UNC offensive lineman Kiaro Holts for his seemingly cheap shot on Jadeveon Clowney in the opener.

The loss to Penn State doesn't necessarily tell us a lot about what Syracuse has in store for Northwestern, writes the Troy Nunes blog.

This week's game against South Carolina State figures to be an easy one for Clemson, which opened as a whopping 52-point favorite, writes the Charleston Post & Courier.

Paul Johnson is nothing if not a quintessential football coach. He managed to find plenty to work on after Georgia Tech's historic 70-0 win over Elon, writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.