ACC Football Daily Links — Syracuse Cuts $7.5M Deal, Will Join ACC in 2013

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sound the Feasting Horn: Syracuse Will Join ACC in 2013 (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

How do you win a war like the one the Syracuse Orange just won? You kill your opponent with kindness. Or at least not object, public disdain. While West Virginia bullied their way out and Pitt tried to strong-arm their way out as well, DOC Gross and Syracuse played it cool and have now come to an agreement with the Big East to move to the Atlantic Coast Conference after the 2012-13 athletic season…

What Does Syracuse’s Early Departure Mean for Pitt? (Cardiac Hill)

The big news today was the announcement by the Big East that the conference will let Syracuse leave in 2013 for a payment of $7.5 million. This agreement fell under the radar a bit – no one knew or really even thought that both sides were working towards a deal. I would have assumed that because the Big East had an interim commissioner, this matter would have waited until there was a permanent commissioner in place…

Maryland Football: Will Randy Edsall Turn Things Around in 2012? (Athlon Sports)

The Maryland Terrapins were going through their spring football paces — not that anyone noticed. Practices were generally closed, and there ­wasn’t much buzz coming out of College Park, something that would seem to be a problem for a program desperate to generate revenues. So what was getting out of College Park? The players — 25 of them since coach Randy Edsall took what he famously called his “dream job” in January 2011…

Tom O’Brien’s 2012 Recruiting Class Not Flashy, But Continues Building Foundation (Orange and White)

Since he’s been at N.C. State, coach Tom O’Brien must feel like he’s been slapping recruiting band-aids on an ailing team. A seemingly endless wave of injuries to key personnel has kept O’Brien and his staff on the defensive, plugging holes while piecing together consistently competitive teams…

2012 Wake Forest Football Schedule Breakdown Part !!: Virginia to Vanderbilt (Blogger So Dear)

10/20 at Virginia; 2011 Record: 8-5; Bio: In Mike London’s first year as head coach, Virginia performed admirably by winning close games in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers surprised many with a second place finish in the Coastal Division. Virginia relied on clutch plays and stout defense in route to beating Georgia Tech, 24-21, and Florida State, 14-13…

ACC Kickoff: 10 Stories to Watch (Fox Sports Carolinas)

The ACC’s annual Football Kickoff should be more interesting than it has been for some time because there’s no shortage of storylines to follow. Coaches and players from the ACC’s 12 teams will gather at the Grandover Resort just outside of Greensboro, N.C., beginning Sunday to meet with the media and discuss the upcoming season. Some of the topics will be similar to recent years, but there will also be some new items bandied about…

Al Groh Breaks Down Georgia Tech Defense (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

From my interview with Al Groh for the “10 things” series, Groh offered a handful of observations about a few players I asked about, which I haven’t gotten to posting. Without further ado… On T.J. Barnes: “He’s not a flamboyant player, not a flamboyant person, but he’s a very determined kid. He’s had a lot of challenges to work through in life, starting long before he got here…

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