ACC Football Daily Links — Three Pitt Starters Charged With Assault; Questionable for Saturday

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

Friday, November 2, 2012

Three Pitt Football Players Charged With Assault (Pittsburgh Post-Gaszette)

Three University of Pittsburgh football players were charged with assault and conspiracy Thursday night after police said they surrounded a man in Oakland last month and one of them punched him in the head. Running back Ray Graham, 22, of Elizabeth, N.J., wide receiver Devin Street, 21, of Bethlehem, Pa., and defensive back Lafayette Pitts, 20, of East Pittsburgh, were not arrested but will receive summonses by mail…

Are the Miami Hurricanes ‘Back?’ No, But Thursday Night’s Victory Over Virginia Tech Helps (Miami Herald)

Let us not kid ourselves — not on a night when champion former coach Jimmy Johnson and the great old defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy were here to be honored and to remind us of the good old days, no, the great old days, for Miami Hurricanes football. The less than impressive crowd at Dolphins stadium roared with nostalgia Thursday night as the video screen showed Johnson on the sideline…

Underperformance: Virginia Football’s Crippling Ancillary Problems (Streaking the Lawn)

The 2011 Virginia football team charged to the Chick-fil-A Bowl on the strength of a strong defense, methodical offense, and an uncanny ability to win close games. Mike London received significant credit for this turnaround due to his perceived ability to strike a perfect balance with a highly motivated yet disciplined and consistent team. The 2011 team avoided foolish and untimely penalties, hung onto the ball, and “got off the field” when prudent…

Robert Nkemdiche: Will He Go to Clemson or Not? (The State)

Beverly Nkemdiche, the mother of Clemson commitment Robert Nkemdiche, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she has never been to Clemson, never talked to anybody from Clemson’s team and that she doesn’t want to go there “because that’s out of my way.” Robert Nkemdiche, a defensive lineman from Grayson High in the Atlanta area, is the nation’s No. 1 prospect…

Duke Football Still Seeking Its Goliath (Duke Chronicle)

Will the third time be the charm for Duke? In two games against ranked opponents this season, the Blue Devils have been manhandled by then-No. 25 Stanford and then-No. 11 Florida State. After being outscored in these two contests by a combined score of 98-20, Duke will get a third shot at taking down its first ranked opponent since 1994 when it hosts No. 10 Clemson at Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday at 7 p.m…

2012 Isn’t Worth Saving, So Use It to Fix This Mess (The Virginian-Pilot)

The rabbit will stay in the hat this year. No miracle runs are coming, no how-did-that-happen winning streaks are going to get this Virginia Tech team an ACC title-game berth that it doesn’t deserve. Long term, that might be good for the Hokies. But only if they’re willing to abandon the excuses, face the problems head on and make the appropriate changes…

Are We Crazy to Want Change? (Backing the Pack)

I’ve been thinking about the head coaching situation since the frustrating end to the UNC game. NC State is, historically, a .500 football program. Tom O’Brien came in and re-established a program that could count on bowl appearances like it could during the Dick Sheridan era, and he did this despite having spent a decade coaching and recruiting in the northeast, and despite the dumpster fire Chuck Amato left behind…

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