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ACC's lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

  • Tony Barnhart takes a look at the best and worst of the 2008 college football season, and makes a few predictions, too. Among them is Bobby Bowden's retirement.

  • There's no question, though, the 79-year-old Bowden will be back, as will his defensive coordinator.

  • Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt hasn't had any conversations with coach Randy Shannon about a contract extension, but Shannon has his "100 percent support." Nothing like putting that support in writing, eh? It's probably wise to wait another year.

  • Gene DeFilippo's decision to fire coach Jeff Jagodzinski might not have the far-reaching impact some would like to see in college football, but it should at least guarantee the next head coach of the Eagles will be there at least three seasons.

  • Boston College defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani is gaining more support each day to take over the program, and linebacker Mark Herzlich is leading the charge.