ACC Football Daily Links — Florida State’s Defense Has High Hopes For 2012

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

Friday, April 20, 2012

How Good Can Florida State’s Defense Be Next Season? (Orlando Sentinel)

It sounds like a simple enough question. It appears to be one, depending upon who you ask, that has a pretty straightforward answer behind it. How good can Florida State’s defense be next season? Among fans and college football pundits, some may say “very good.” Others could say “scary good.” Others could say “really good”…

Tough Decisions Have Marked Anderson’s 18-Month Tenure in College Park (Baltimore Sun)

The first months of a college athletic director’s tenure are typically spent getting a feel for the landscape. For Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, his first seven months included leading a major overhaul that included the messy divorce with a popular football coach who also happens to be an alum and the sudden retirement of one of the country’s most respected men’s basketball coaches…

Duke to Use Three Quarterbacks, Cutcliffe Says (News & Observer)

David Cutcliffe likes coaching quarterbacks. He likes them so much that the Duke coach plans on using three quarterbacks next fall. “I’ve always been a one-quarterback, pro-offense-style kind of guy, but I’ve always been willing to change, and the game has changed,” Cutcliffe said Wednesday. Speaking to about 100 members of the Durham Sports Club in a packed ballroom at Croasdaile Country Club, Cutcliffe had a lot to say about quarterbacks…

Boston College vs. UMass Football, Or the End of the I-AA Game? (BC Interruption)

In Blaudschun’s Globe column on BC opting out of the “Commonwealth Classic,” there was this bit of football scheduling news on a possible future Boston College vs. UMass football series. “With UMass moving to the FBS level in football, the Eagles and Minutemen will meet on the gridiron in a three game-series beginning in the fall of 2014, with two of the games expected to be at BC’s Alumni Stadium and the third at Gillette Stadium”…

2008 to 2012 Recruiting Cycles: Clemson/Others (Select SEC Teams & FSU) (Shakin’ the Southland)

We’ve now examined the entire ACC in terms of recruiting over the past five cycles. We also need to look at a few of our SEC foes to better compare ourselves to those we recruit against. The teams chosen for this examination include Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and South Carolina…

Ga. Tech Tries a Friday Night for Spring Game (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

There’s likely only one Georgia Tech student that athletic director Dan Radakovich feels comfortable telling to get out of bed and get to the game — his son Christian. The rest of them, Radakovich has bent to their will. Partially in response to Tech students who said that the Yellow Jackets’ many noon kickoffs last season were too early and too hot, the school has moved its annual spring game to Friday night…

Syracuse Orange Football Facility Renovations Unveiled (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Last year, DOCTOR Gross put out a call for $4 million worth of donations to help upgrade the football facilities. I guess he got more than he expected cause Syracuse Athletics just unveiled $5 million worth of renovations to its current football facilities. “The home of Syracuse football is undergoing a major renovation to support the University mission to bring the program back to national prominence”…

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