ACC Football Daily Links — How Virginia Beat Alabama On the Recruiting Trail

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

Monday, March 12, 2012

UVA’s Secrets On Beating Nick Saban for Georgia’s No. 1 QB (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The top out-of-state coaches come up with creative ways to lure Georgia’s elite football talent to their schools. And Virginia’s coach? Mike London scored major creativity points with the recruiting tactic that helped lure Georgia’s No. 1 prospect at QB, Greyson Lambert. He signed with the Cavaliers over Alabama…

Terps’ D Ready For An Upgrade (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Of all of the new coaches who have been hired in the ACC this offseason, Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has been tasked with one of the more difficult jobs — at least on paper.  Stewart inherited the nation’s No. 102 scoring defense (34.25 points per game), No. 111 rushing defense (219.75 yards per game), and No. 108 total defense (457.17 ypg)…

Tajh Boyd Showing Major Progress As Spring Opens (Orange and White)

As practice wound down Friday, Clemson’s coaches pitted the first-team offense and first-team defense against one another, as coaches do this time of year. As the offense moved to the line of scrimmage, Tajh Boyd didn’t like what he saw. He quickly audibled to a different play, a mental tweak that caught Dabo Swinney’s eye…

Is Syracuse’s Non-Conference Football Schedule the Big East’s Toughest? (

Pittsburgh has finished its 2012 football schedule by adding a second FCS game, a home date against Gardner-Webb to go with its opener against Youngstown State. The Panthers, left in the same scheduling bind as its other Big East brethren, are the only conference school so far to resort to putting two FCS teams on the 2012 slate…

NCAA Denies Georgia Tech’s Appeal (ESPN)

The NCAA on Friday denied Georgia Tech’s appeal to have sanctions reduced, including the loss of its 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference football championship. The NCAA ruled in July Georgia Tech must pay a $100,000 fine and return its 2009 ACC championship trophy as punishment for allowing an ineligible player, receiver Demaryius Thomas, to compete…

Just How Good Is North Carolina LB Zach Brown? (With the First Pick)

North Caroline Linebacker Zach Brown stock is dropping in the 2012 N.F.L. draft since the end of the regular season and the question I have is why? Zach Brown entered the pre-draft process as a first round pick in almost every mock draft on the web. He showed up at the combine and measured in at 6’1 244 pounds, about 15 pounds heavier than people thought he was in College…

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