ACC in the morning: Injuries and absences

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Miami lost offensive lineman Chris Barney for 4-6 weeks because of an undisclosed injury, the Miami Herald reported. And Antonio Dixon was back for the second practice on Thursday but he didn't play. It looks like Marcus Forston and Arthur Brown should also return on Saturday after suffering undisclosed injuries.

And Wake Forest is running low on tight ends these days.

Florida State needs some help from the young players this season, and the coaching staff did well at finding some who can help. Unfortunately, reporters aren't allowed to talk to them.

Here are some more notes on who showed and who didn't for the Noles.

Virginia Tech has two quarterbacks and an improved offensive line but lost one top recruit until January.

Georgia Tech's receivers aren't sipping sweet tea while everyone else is practicing the triple option.

North Carolina running back Ryan Houston has a simple goal for this season behind Greg Little -- get in the end zone a few times, "for real."

Backup quarterback Mike Paulus is frustrated he probably won't get that chance, as he instead is fighting for the No. 2 spot.

There's little question as to who's No. 1 at BC. If you're wondering about BC's next quarterback, here's an article on the evolution of Chris Crane.

If he's going against Clemson defensive end Ricky Sapp, look out. He's on a mission this year to rush the QB.

Duke's coaching staff is bringing some SEC swagger to Durham.

It sounds like the addition of Rob Skinner, Virginia's first full-time sports nutritionist, is paying off. It also sounds like I need to meet this guy. He tells you how to shop for food and how to cook.
Hey, we've all got flaws.