ACC Football Daily Links — Wake Forest Hit on UNC’s Bryn Renner Brings Safety Into Forefront Again

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Big Hit On UNC’s Bryn Renner Raises Big Questions About Player Safety (SB Nation)

Midway through the second quarter of the UNC-Wake Forest game on Saturday, Tar Heels quarterback Bryn Renner took a nasty hit above the shoulders, pointed to his helmet, then appeared to lose consciousness for a moment before collapsing in a heap. Renner might have been fine. I’m not a trainer. wasn’t on the field. But there was doubt, and there was certainly a chance that he wasn’t okay …

Sobering Start for O’Brien, Wolfpack (ACC Sports Journal)

This summer was one full of optimism for N.C. State football, even from the usually stoic head coach Tom O’Brien, who brazenly stated during the ACC Kickoff in July that he thought with good health his team could compete with anyone. “This is by far the most experienced and deepest team we’ve had,” O’Brien said. “Now it’s a question of, can we take that next step and get to that next level and get to Charlotte, where we want to go?…

Paul Chryst Needs Time to Turn Things Around at Pitt (SB Nation Pittsburgh)

It’s a bit of a shame that only two games into a head coaching career, there are calls for a coach to step down. But such is life in college football. There aren’t many, but if you read around the blogs and message boards, there are fans who aren’t thrilled with new Pitt head coach Paul Chryst. Chryst, in case you’ve missed it, has led his team to an 0-2 start, losing to Youngstown State at home and Cincinnati on the road so far…

McGee is Cavs’ Secret Weapon (Freelance Star)

Jake McGee is known as one of the jokesters on the University of Virginia football team. When he’s defeating teammates in video games, he often refers to himself as “The Kid,” a nickname given to him by freshman wide receiver Canaan Severin. A playful rivalry with senior middle linebacker Steve Greer during the offseason featured plenty of trash talk…

Will Tech Be Ready For Virginia Power Game? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Georgia Tech outside linebacker Brandon Watts didn’t need any review of game video to recall last year’s loss to Virginia. “They just beat us up front,” Watts said following Tech’s win over Presbyterian Saturday. “They beat us on the edges, on the perimeter, just ran the ball right down our throat.” In case you don’t remember as well as Watts does, a refresher. Tech went to Charlottesville with a 6-0 record and No. 12 ranking…

Chad Morris’ Offense Keeping Quick Pace in 2012 (Orange and White)

Following Saturday’s win over East Carolina, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took a mild jab at Clemson. “We ran 50 plays,” The Old Ball Coach said. “That coach up at Clemson would be pretty pleased about that.” Told of Spurrier’s comments Monday, Chad Morris just smiled. “We ran 55 plays in the first half (Saturday),” he said. “And we’re proud of that”…

ACC Meeting Expectations in 2012! (Tomahawk Nation)

It is still early. Real early. But Lou Ciaccia pointed out something very interesting on Twitter today: The ACC has won every non-conference game in which it has been favored to win. For a conference that has seriously struggled with playing other conferences, that is a huge achievement. The ACC is 15-3 overall in the non-conference, 14-0 as a favorite, and 1-3 as an underdog. And against other BCS conference teams, the conference is 4-3!…

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