ACC Football Daily Links — Maryland Accuses Vanderbilt of Tampering

Monday through Friday each week, we’ll be compiling the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Monday, February 20, 2012

James Franklin Denies Danny O’Brien Transfer Allegations (Yahoo! Sports)

Danny O’Brien might not be able to transfer to Vanderbilt, but Vandy coach James Franklin wants to make sure we all know it’s not because he tampered with the former Maryland quarterback. When O’Brien and two other Maryland players, offensive lineman Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson, were granted their release Monday, Maryland coach Randy Edsall noted that they couldn’t transfer to any ACC schools or Vanderbilt…

FSU Says It Could Lose At Least $2.5 Million On Lost WVU Game (College Football Talk)

When West Virginia cancelled its 2012 non-conference game against Florida State in anticipation of departing the Big East for the Big 12, FSU athletic director, Randy Spetman, told the Orlando Sentinel the move could result in litigation against WVU because the withdrawal was so close to the upcoming season. “We have the buyout [$500,000], there’s that, and then there will be whatever liquidated damages,” Spetman said…

Hokies Land First Recruit From Rivals100 (

Virginia Tech landed their first commitment of the 2013 class. After getting back home, Midlothian (Va.) Clover Hill safety Holland Fisher wrapped up his choice. The No. 72 prospect overall in the country decided for the Hokies…

Getting to Know Our New Recruits: LB Tyler Stargel (From the Rumble Seat)

10 down, 7 to go. For the next guy we’re going to profile, I’d like to introduce you to a kid that I’m excited about for his attitude just as much as I am for his skills, but who has quite a bit of potential for us at linebacker. Meet LB Tyler Stargel from Gulf Shores, AL. He stands 6’3″, and weighs in at 250lb, giving him the exact size we’re looking for from an inside linebacker…

2012 Syracuse Football Schedule Getting Closer to Completion (The Juice Online)

According to Syracuse Deputy Athletics Director Herman Frazier, the Orange is one game away from finishing its 2012 football schedule. Speaking to The Juice Online after SU’s basketball win over Rutgers Sunday afternoon in Piscataway, N.J., Frazier said “all options are on the table” when it comes to that 12th game, including the possibility that the Orange will face a fourth non-conference game against a team from a BCS conference, joining Northwestern and Minnesota from the Big Ten and the Pac 12’s Southern California.

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