ACC Football Daily Links — Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Wants Spring Games Featuring Rivals

Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dabo Swinney’s Plan a Win-Win For All (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

You’ve got to hand it to Dabo Swinney. On Wednesday, the Clemson coach told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Carvell that he would like to see the NCAA permit a spring scrimmage against another team. The basics of Swinney’s plan: Teams have the option of a normal spring game or one against an opponent…

Quantifying the Boston Media’s Non-Existent Coverage of Boston College Football (BC Interruption)

A few weeks back Jeff and I noted the decided lack of buzz, attention, anything really surrounding Boston College spring football. It was more than a little curious that with Eagles spring football in full swing, there was little to no media attention given to Boston College football. No buzz. No reports. Nothing…

Positives Out of NCAA Probation? UNC Finds Them In Recruiting (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

UNC football coach Larry Fedora told the AJC this week that the NCAA probation and penalties handed down earlier this month have actually been a “relief.” How on Earth could Fedora say anything positive about a negative? It’s because North Carolina got assassinated on the recruiting trail while being under an internal and NCAA investigation for two long years…

Five Seniors That Need to Produce for Virginia Tech’s Football Program… Now (Daily Press)

You’ll hear it every spring from college football coaches around the country. It’s sugar-coated with comments like, “this is his chance to shine,” or “it’s his job for the taking” or “hey, we just have to get behind this kid.” The more accurate message is, “Dude, get your posterior in order. Time is a-wastin’ and you don’t have much eligibility left. Do it now, or wish later you’d done it.”…

Brent Venables Relishing Teaching Process With Tigers’ Defense (Orange and White)

For the first time in 13 years, Brent Venables is a little bit lost. And he loves it. Clemson’s defensive coordinator is seven practices into teaching new charges his system. For the first time since 1998, he’s doing it somewhere other than the familiar confines of Oklahoma’s practice fields…

Boston College Football: Improving Fan Interest In the Jay McGillis Game (BC Interruption)

Saturday is the 10th Annual Jay McGillis Spring Football game at Boston College. But you wouldn’t know that, because as Brian pointed out earlier, the media hasn’t shown any interest in reporting on it. And who can blame them? The event is always poorly attended, and on the tail end of a terrible 4-8 season interest in the Eagles are at an all time low…

2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Wants Spring Games Featuring Rivals

    • Oh, totally agree. The problem is college teams can get plenty of coverage in a sports-heavy town, though. See L.A., D.C., Houston, Miami, Dallas, etc. It’s just that the Boston, New York and Philly media turn on college teams the second they hit a rough patch. I’ll admit it’s tough to get college sports traction in those three cities to begin with, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are huge fanbases for the various teams there, but the journalists have no interest in talking about them. The only reason the NY media talks about ‘Cuse at all is because half their college sports section are SU grads (and because they have a college sports section to begin with). Whatever Boston media’s problem is with BC, it’s negatively impacting the school’s sports at this point.

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