ACC Football Daily Links — Commissioner John Swofford Believes In a Football Playoff

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

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Swofford: Playoff Proponents Should Be ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After BCS Meetings (Greensboro News & Record)

It’s not quite a slam dunk yet, but ACC commissioner John Swofford said the idea of a four-team, three-game playoff to decide the national champion has gained severe traction after last week’s meetings with the 11 FBS conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick in Hollywood, Fla…

Boston College Teeters on the Edge of Irrelevance (Dr. Saturday)

Boston College football could slowly be slipping down the rabbit hole. After Tuesday’s news that the Eagles had parted ways with running back Montel Harris, the leading rusher in school history, it’s hard to be optimistic about the immediate future of this team. The details surrounding Harris’ dismissal are sketchy. Boston College said he was dismissed because of repeated team rule violations…

How Does the Death of the BCS Affect Clemson? (Shakin’ the Southland)

A complicated question without a doubt, but this could become a big driver in future events here soon. I think all diehard CFB fans like myself have kept up with some of the happenings with the Conference commissioners and AD’s meeting to discuss the changes forthcoming in the next BCS contract in 2014. The current position is that the BCS as we know it is dead, and will be replaced by some type of 4-team playoff…

Charting Florida State’s 2011 Passing Offense (Tomahawk Nation)

The 2011 version of Florida State offense failed to achieve recent standards established under Jimbo Fisher (32nd in ’11, 7th in ’10, 4th in ’09) and we devoted much of our spring football coverage to discussing underlying causes. Today we’ll focus on the passing attack, which was driven by an outstanding group of wide receivers…

Why Pitt’s NFL Draft Snub Doesn’t Matter (Cardiac Hill)

The NFL Draft came and went this weekend with no Panthers getting their names called. I, I’m sure like most, was a bit bummed, mostly because I want to see fellow Pitt men do well in the world (so I was happy to see seven Panthers sign with teams after). That said, I really couldn’t care less if Pitt gets players to the NFL, especially via the draft…

What Is Georgia Tech’s Transfer Policy for Football Players? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

What is Georgia Tech’s transfer policy for football players? We’ll let Paul Johnson explain: “Well, we don’t have a strict set policy, and we try to evaluate each one on their own merit,” Johnson told the AJC. “You try to sit down with the guys and find out why they are leaving. Depending on the situation, each one can be different…

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