ACC Football Daily Links — College Football Playoff Structure May Actually Benefit ACC

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

Friday, June 22, 2012

Playoff Revenue Sharing Based on Past BCS Standings Could Help ACC, Thanks to Virginia Tech (Daily Press)

As college football goes kicking and screaming from the Paleozoic Era toward a playoff, an off-the-radar issue has been money. As in, how will conferences and schools distribute annual revenue that many believe could approach $400 million? CBS’ Brett McMurphy posted an intriguing piece Monday night outlining one plan under consideration…

Proposed Four-Team Playoff Would Likely Not Have Helped ACC in Recent Years (Charleston Post & Courier)

The Atlantic Coast Conference has not fared well in the BCS system, failing to produce a national title winner since Florida State in 2000, while the neighboring Southeastern Conference has won six straight national titles. Conference commissioners reached consensus on a format for a four-team college football playoff Wednesday…

Is NC State an ACC Title Contender in 2012? (Athlon Sports)

As strange as it may seem, we may figure out how seriously to take NC State after the first two weeks of the season when the Wolfpack face Tennessee and Connecticut both away from Raleigh. Granted, these two teams each finished 5-7. If the Wolfpack is going to contend for the ACC, it should handle the rebuilding Volunteers…

Terps Football Coach Edsall Poised for Turnaround (ACC Sports Journal)

Randy Edsall’s office at the University of Maryland provides him with a panoramic view of the construction site that used to be the football field at Byrd Stadium. Glancing through his window on Wednesday, Edsall watched workers and cranes attacking tons of steel, rocks and pipes. Having already ripped up the old grass field, the crew has turned its attention toward installing artificial turf in time for the Sept. 1 home opener against William & Mary…

How Would You Rank Georgia Tech’s 2013 Recruiting Class So Far? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Three months ago, Georgia Tech didn’t have any commitments for its 2013 football recruiting class. While some Tech fans were panicking, coach Paul Johnson maintained his cool — saying he “wasn’t too concerned” because it was so early in the process. Fast forward three months and Georgia Tech has eight commitments. The Yellow Jackets were briefly ranked in the top 25 of the team rankings…

Boston College Football 50/1 Longshot to Win ACC in 2012 (BC Interruption)

For all you degenerate gamblers out there, Bovada has released early odds for various BCS programs to win the division, conference and the BCS National Championship Game. Boston College is a 200/1 longshot to win this year’s BCS National Championship Game (but hey, we got better odds than TOB!), 50/1 to win the ACC and 22/1 to win the ACC’s Atlantic Division…

Tanner Price, EJ Manuel On a Roll (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price and Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel will both enter this fall with interception-free streaks worth watching. Price hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 172 attempts, which is the seventh-longest such streak in ACC history. Price’s streak covers Wake’s final five games of the 2011 season against Notre Dame, Clemson, Maryland, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State…

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