The State takes a look at Clemson's improved defense, and finds faster players across the board.
NOT SO FAST, MY FRIEND: The Greenville News examines Clemson's frustrating-to-watch, step-up-step-away offense. I don't like it, but it seems to be having some success.
WITHER THE HEELS: The Greenville News has a story about the sorry state of the Tar Heel football team.
FRY GETS NOD: Redshirt freshman center Dustin Fry will start Saturday's game against UNC. (More here.)
ACC TITLE GAME SITE: Cities are lining up to host the ACC title game. I'd vote for Charlotte, because that's where I'm from.
DIVERSITY WATCH: Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips says he'll use "common sense" when it comes to hiring minority coaches.
CRAZY ACC: Well, Georgia Tech beat Maryland last night, leaving a big jumble in the middle of the league standings. Six teams are currently saddled with two losses.
Parity is running amok. Check out the last item in this notebook from the Greenville News:
The ACC may be the definition of parity right now. In Jeff Sagarin's computer rankings on Thursday, five ACC teams were ranked between No. 26 (Maryland) and No. 34 (Clemson). Wake Forest wasn't too far behind at No. 42. Only Florida State (No. 3), North Carolina (No. 82) and Duke (No. 111) were breaking the mold. ...
That's kooky talk.