ACC Football Daily Links — 2012 Schedule Finally Released

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 ACC Football Schedule Released After Some Delay (SBNation)

After much wailing and gnashing by the masses, the ACC has finally released its 2012 football schedule. It was delayed for almost two weeks by the need to fill up the Florida St. Seminoles schedule, which had been cratered by the West Virginia Mountaineers’ move to the Big 12, and to give the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets room to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Labor Day. FSU and GT are now playing schools you’ve never heard of*, and we’re all set…

Luke Kuechly Wows at NFL Combine (BC Interruption)

Yesterday it was Robert Griffin III who impressed scouts at the NFL Combine. Today was Luke Kuechly’s turn. Going into the combine casual observers, and analysts alike were critical of Kuechly’s speed and athleticism. In one workout, Kuechly erased all doubts. The Boston College linebacker ran the third best 40 yard dash at 4.5, sixth best best bench press, and 3rd best vertical jump (38 inches)…

Jones Takes On NFL Combine (CuseNation.com)

Former Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones began on-the-field workouts at the NFL Combine on Monday, and he did well for himself. The numbers were on his side more times than not, and he stayed out for extra drills as teams wanted to see him drop back in coverage some. There is still plenty of work to be done, but Jones did what he needed to do at the ultimate job interview…

Quick Recap of How Three Former Hokies Did at the NFL Combine (Gobbler Country)

A lot of anticipation is beginning to build for Virginia Tech football in 2012 with the release of the ACC schedule today but there are a few former Hokies who are currently in Indianapolis looking to impress scouts and coaches from the National Football League. With Jayron Hosley set to work out on Tuesday, here is a quick summary of how Jarrett Boykin, Danny Coale, and David Wilson fared in Sunday’s NFL Combine.

Deacs’ RB Depth a Concern as Spring Nears (ESPN ACC Blog)

Wake Forest has evolved into more of a passing offense under quarterback Tanner Price, but that doesn’t mean coach Jim Grobe isn’t expecting more out of his running game in 2012 — as he should. The Deacs were No. 99 in the country in rushing offense last year with 114.6 yards per game. Josh Harris, who was expected to be one of the better running backs in the ACC last year, struggled with a nagging hamstring injury and only played in nine games.

Miami Hurricanes’ Early Draft Entrants Could Hit Stumbling Blocks (Miami Herald)

Only defending national champion Alabama has more players at the NFL Combine than the University of Miami, which has eight. But UM believes some of them made the decision to turn pro too hastily. Coach Al Golden told WQAM’s Michael Irvin that he wishes all of them well but cannot understand why any player would turn pro without first receiving an assessment from the NFL’s draft advisory board…

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