ACC Football Daily Links — Doug Marrone and His Importance to the Syracuse Program

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I’ll Follow Doug Marrone Into the Dark (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Greg Schiano went 12-34 in his first four seasons at Rutgers. That includes a 2-9 debut and a 1-11 craptacular in his second season. In his fifth season, Greasy Greg turned the team into a winner (7-5) and in his sixth season, the Scarlet Knights put together the best season in the program’s history, an 11-2 finish that ended in the Texas Bowl (/snickers)…

How the Pistol Formation Would Look at Virginia Tech (Gobbler Country)

Virginia Tech’s first spring scrimmage was, to say the least, a rough showing by the offense. The starting unit failed to produce a single touchdown. There was, however, an interesting wrinkle to that we have never seen before from the Hokies: the Pistol formation. Before we get into how the Pistol could be incorporated into the Hokies’ scheme, here’s a quick history lesson on the relatively young but trending philosophy…

ACC Quarterback Rankings for 2012 (Athlon Sports)

The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The rankings take into account last season’s production, what each player is expected to do in 2012 and the surrounding personnel…

Ga. Tech Notes: Ups, Downs For Backup Quarterbacks (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The first public viewing of the competition between Georgia Tech backup quarterbacks Synjyn Days and Vad Lee provided evidence of both players’ potential. It also showed there’s still distance between them and starter Tevin Washington. He’s in a place where he makes pretty good decisions, and that’s where I’d like to get the next two, in that same spot”…

Jimbo Fisher Unhappy With Florida State’s Second Scrimmage (Tomahawk Nation)

Jimbo Fisher was unhappy with Florida State’s scrimmage result Monday. He thought the offense lacked consistency, and had turnovers. Fisher said the defense gave up big plays (not communicating in the secondary) and was poor on third down. He’s pushing the team to get better…

2012 Recruiting Cycle: Clemson/ACC Coastal Comparison (Shakin’ the Southland)

We compared Clemson’s 2012 recruiting class to others in the ACC Atlantic previously. Now we’ll make the same comparison with our Coastal foes and gauge how our Tigers’ entering talent matches up with others on the conferences’ other side. We should not have to tell you this, but some folks debate what to take from these articles and the data presented here…

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