ACC Football Daily Links — John Swofford Says There’s No Truth to Florida State, Clemson, Miami Rumors Concerning Conference Realignment

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

Friday, May 25, 2012

Swofford Dismisses Talk of Contact Between FSU, Miami, Clemson, Big 12 as ‘Rumors’ (Orange and White)

ACC commissioner John Swofford told a Nashville, Tenn. radio station on Wednesday that he was surprised by comments made by TCU athletic director Chris del Conte suggesting that the Big 12 “now has schools like Florida State, Clemson and Miami trying to get in. Swofford told The Zone 104.5 it would surprise him if the three schools were considering a move to the Big 12…

Radakovich on Scheduling, Playoffs, Realignment (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Greetings- Hopefully you read the story that was posted after the Georgia Tech Caravan event Tuesday night at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Pretty good information that came out of it. I’ll post some more notes from what Dan Radakovich had to say, including some stuff he told Kelly Quinlan of Rivals and me afterwards, and then get to Paul Johnson, Brian Gregory and MaChelle Joseph Thursday…

Clemson Trustee: Tigers Have Not Received Any Viable Conference Option (CBS Sports)

Clemson’s Board of Trustees held a closed door meeting in Columbia Thursday afternoon to discuss, among other things, the rumors about a possible departure from the ACC. Chairman David Wilkins, speaking to after the meeting, said they wanted to “separate the facts from the rumors” regarding conference realignment and the recent ACC media rights deal…

Thoughts on the Financial Situation for Clemson (Shakin’ the Southland)

There seems to be great confusion over what each conference gets at the table from the major networks with various posters making good points and bad ones without correct information. While apparently no one is privy to the intimate details of each conference contract besides the networks and consultants hired by the conferences,..

ACC Once Dreamed of Challening SEC Football. No, Seriously (

Here’s how quickly conference expansion speculation travels these days. On Wednesday, TCU Athletics Director Chris Del Conte was quoted by a radio host in Lubbock, Texas, as telling a breakfast crowd that the once-dead Big 12 now has “schools like FSU, Clemson and Miami trying to get in”…

Hypocritical Media Criticism Means Florida State Still Relevant (Tomahawk Nation)

Recently there have been quite a few articles blaming Florida State for the ACC’s problems. A few of the criticisms are legitimate. Most are troll pieces looking for traffic from angry ‘Nole fans (and they’ll oblige), complete with huge leaps in logic and hypocritical inconsistency…

The Ghost of Russell Wilson (Streaking the Lawn)

Virginia’s Quarterback recruiting has been a topic of debate and discussion for Virginia fans, in recent weeks and months. With last week’s addition of Ocean Lakes signal-caller Corwin Cutler to the 2013 class, the debate resurfaced. Some feel that the Cavaliers are taking too many QB’s, and eating up scholarships with players that may never play…

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