ACC's lunchtime links

Links to get you over the hump -- unless you're a Carolina fan ...

  • Former UNC defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer paid for his college teammates, Marvin Austin and Cam Thomas, to travel to California in the summer of 2009, Thomas told the Raleigh News & Observer.

  • Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said he wants everyone to lend a hand in helping quarterback Joshua Nesbitt improve his completion percentage -- especially the A-backs.

  • You know you've got a good start when your nickname is "Hot Rod."

  • Miami running back Graig Cooper could be cleared for contact drills as early as next week.

  • Maryland quarterback Jamarr Robinson is more of a lead-by-example kind of guy.

  • Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has warned his players about improper contact with agents.

  • NC State linebacker Nate Irving did not participate in the Pack's first scrimmage.

  • Virginia put pads on for the first time and was excited to have some hitting.

  • Greg Reid is looking to be a game changer for the Seminoles this fall.

  • Wide receiver is a big question for Boston College, but there are some options.