ACC Football Daily Links — Zach Bradshaw, Dorian Johnson Decommit From Penn State, Target ACC Schools

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Zach Bradshaw Flips From Penn State to Virginia (Streaking the Lawn)

Virginia landed the 17th member of their 2013 recruiting class, when Maryland native Zach Bradshaw decommitted from Penn State and flipped to the Cavaliersin a matter of hours Tuesday. Bradshaw informed the Penn State staff that he would be heading elsewhere this morning, before driving down to Charlottesville and committing to the Cavaliers while on Grounds this afternoon…

Virginia Tech AD Proposes ACC-SEC Football Scheduling Partnership (Daily Press)

In Jim Weaver’s 15 years as athletic director, Virginia Tech has played three regular-season football games against Southeastern Conference opponents. Weaver hopes to make future SEC encounters annual events not only for the Hokies but also the entire ACC. With three intrastate ACC-SEC rivalries — Florida State-Florida, Clemson-South Carolina, and Georgia Tech-Georgia…

Dorian Johnson Decommits From Penn State, Pitt a Favorite (Cardiac Hill)

I was planning on settling in, paying some bills tonight, and getting ready to watch some Olympics – so much for that. Five-star recruit, Dorian Johnson, has decommitted from Penn State and apparently, back on the open market. So other than Pitt, where else could he be looking? The Trib, says Ohio State and Virginia Tech are also in the running…

Virginia Hopes Talent Will Trump inexperience in Secondary (Washington Post)

Virginia will hold its first training camp practice of the year Monday afternoon in Charlottesville, and many eyes are likely to be focused on the start of the quarterback battle between incumbent Michael Rocco, Alabama transfer Phillip Sims and sophomore David Watford. But perhaps the most important position group on the field will be the Cavaliers’ secondary, which lost three starters from last season…

UNC’s Depth at Receiver Becoming an Issue (News & Observer)

A college football practice field can seem like a difficult place to be alone, what with the more than 100 players – walk-ons included – and all the coaches, trainers and support staff. But Erik Highsmith, a North Carolina senior receiver, admitted Tuesday he felt a bit lonely during the Tar Heels’ fourth preseason practice…

Day Two: Nice to See Full Compliment of DBs on the Syracuse Football Practice Field (Syracuse.com)

It’s good to have numbers. Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone has said it several times already this preseason, and on Tuesday it was fun to watch a group of athletic cornerbacks and safeties running around – even if it is still in helmets and shorts. The Orange held Day Two of preseason camp on the turf fields behind Manley Field House…

Duke Receiver Wants Wins, Not Records (Winston-Salem Journal)

Receiver Conner Vernon has accomplished a lot in his first three seasons at Duke, but something important is still missing. Duke hasn’t had a winning season or played in a bowl game in his career, continuing a run of futility that started in 1995 and now has reached 17 years. The effort to change that started Monday, when Duke held its first practice…

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