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Morning Link Dump 2/3

Wake Forest gets a C for last week from Brett Friedlander of the Wilmington Star-News. Sounds about right.

Hoops World has Farouq in its top five college small forwards. Listen, I know Earl Clark is hyped and all, but I don't really think he's one of the five best. Just me though. He never brings it in big games and always seems to be talked about more than he's seen producing.

The Charleston Post-Courier has a little writeup about why the ACC is the best conference in the nation.

“This is just the way the ACC is. There is a fine line between relief and misery. I told our guys after the game that we were going to go through this nine more times this season.” -- Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg, after his team lost at Boston College, 67-66, on a Rakim Sanders putback with four-tenths of a second left Saturday night. This quote came from a nice little weekend roundup from the Boston Herald. Good Dino quote in there too about how important time off is for preparing for your opponent.

Dan Collins gives his take on the new Xavier series.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch gives its own ACC breakdown, with a quote from Dino about how there are no upsets in the league. I know it's a very Wake Forest thing to say, but honestly, that was an upset. GT was winless in conference. Their Pomeroy is sitting right around 100. That's an upset no matter how you look at it. I get it, the conference is competitive, that's what makes this league so special, but there's a reason the highlights from that game were shown all day--GT was not supposed to win that game.

Interesting take on the Gag Order that was imposed on BYU player Jonathan Tavernari after he said that Wake Forest didn't play any defense before the game at the Mariott Center in December.

Scout has a Q&A with Scott Kennedy about football recruiting. In it, Kennedy says that Wake Forest does the best job with their talent and needs.

Charlotte Observer on the Deacs' new players come signing day.

Andy Katz talks about the Big 10 and what is and isn't a flagrant foul.

Scout asks, "Do recruiting rankings matter?"

Seth Davis on the recent trend of firing coaches midseason