ACC Football Daily Links — Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas Still Has Room to Grow

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

Monday, February 27, 2012

Growth of Logan Thomas Will Be Fun to Watch in 2012 (Gobbler Country)

2011 didn’t finish as planned. The Hokies, after finishing 11-1 in the regular season, went into the ACC Championship game ranked No. 5 in the country and considered a favorite to win their fifth conference title. Instead, they were embarrassed 38-10 by Clemson and left many fans disgusted at the sight they saw in Charlotte, North Carolina…

Chase Rettig To Be Challenged During Spring Ball (BC Interruption)

Even with all the change this offseason, one aspect of Boston College game that isn’t expected to change this year is the starting quarterback. It’s pretty much assumed that junior Chase Rettig, who has started for a season and a half, will continue to be QB1. But with another Offensive Coordinator taking over, could Rettig’s job be in jeopardy?…

Georgia Tech Schedule Done, ACC Release Soon (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

With perhaps the largest remaining hurdle out of the way, the ACC could release its 2012 football schedule as early as Monday. Georgia Tech finalized its schedule by securing an opponent for Sept. 8 late last week, associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said Sunday. That game was considered to be the last big piece of the 12-team puzzle. Hogan would not identify the team…

Boone Embracing Quarterback Competition (GoDuke.com)

Entering games as a situational quarterback for Duke in 2011, Anthony Boone got his first taste of college football last fall. Playing a total of 124 snaps, Boone finished third on the team in rushing yards and scored four touchdowns on the ground while completing nearly 60 percent of his passes, but the marginal experience has the rising redshirt sophomore eager to learn and progress…

UNC Football: Improving Secondary Is A Must (Keeping It Heel)

This past fall when the Tar Heel defense had a team in 3rd and long situations you felt less certain about getting off the field than a 3rd and one where teams would run it up the middle. North Carolina’s defense allowed teams to convert 45% of their third downs. A combination of injuries, inconsistent play and lack of pressure put on the quarterback in those situations made UNC’s third down defense putrid at best…

Former UNC Star Coples Still On Defensive At Combine (USA Today)

It seemed fitting that former North Carolina DE Quinton Coples should come across a tad defensive Saturday at the NFL scouting combine. Coples comes with concerns about his speed and inconsistent effort — questions he thought he had answered with a strong Senior Bowl effort. “I had a great Senior Bowl. I went there and showed I could compete at the highest level”…

Dabo Swinney Still Confident in Mike Bellamy (ESPN ACC Blog)

Clemson running back Mike Bellamy is out of coach Dabo Swinney’s doghouse. Kind of. Sort of. “He’s out of it, but he’s attached to a leash, sitting outside,” Swinney said with a laugh. “He’s kind of like Snoopy, sleeping on top of it.” It’s been a rough start for Bellamy’s Clemson career, as he was sent home from the ACC championship game in Charlotte, and then suspended from the Orange Bowl and the practices leading up to it for a violation of team rules…

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