ACC Football Daily Links — Commissioner John Swofford Provides Updates on Orange Bowl, Notre Dame

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

ACC Commish Swofford Talks Notre Dame Football, Orange Bowl and More (CBSSports.com)

Caught up with ACC commissioner John Swofford as he had a few minutes between meetings. He updated a few ACC-related topics: League officials were in South Bend on Wednesday to discuss football scheduling with Notre Dame, which is still a football independent but will play a five-game ACC schedule starting in 2014. After that meeting, the plan remains for ND play each ACC school once every three years, but there could be exceptions…

Bye Week Gives UNC Extra Time to Prepare for Tech Triple Option (Wilmington Star-News)

The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the North Carolina football team. Not only did it give the Tar Heels a few extra days to come down from their emotional rivalry win against N.C. State and heal up some bumps and bruises, it also gave coach Larry Fedora’s team a head start in preparing for Georgia Tech’s confounding triple-option offense…

Maryland, Virginia Solve 2013 Scheduling Crunch: What About Boston College? (BC Interruption)

On Wednesday, both Maryland and Virginia announced scheduling deals that help fill the slot left on the 2013 schedule by the ACC’s decision to stick with an eight game conference schedule. Maryland announced a home-and-home series with Florida International that brings the Golden Panthers to College Park in 2013 with the return trip to Miami in 2016…

Tech’s Lee Gaining Momentum (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The more Vad Lee plays, the better he seems to get. The Georgia Tech quarterback, who made good on five series of work against Maryland on Saturday, has benefited from the playing time he has received behind starter Tevin Washington. He’ll almost certainly see meaningful snaps against North Carolina on Saturday. “The more times you get live reps in a game, the more confidence comes with it…

Virginia Tech Offensive Line Braces for Test (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

By his own admission, Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer can’t pinpoint one primary weakness that has held back the Hokies’ sputtering offense this season. The inexperienced backs have been inconsistent. New wide receivers have dropped passes. Quarterback Logan Thomas has missed some key throws. The unit has made mistakes in the red zone…

Struggling Hokies Look to Finish Strong (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

After eight straight seasons of at least 10 wins, four ACC titles and five appearances in the ACC championship game, Virginia Tech (4-5, 2-3 ACC) enters Thursday night’s ESPN game against No. 10 Florida State (8-1, 5-1) unranked, unimportant in the national picture, and needing to win two of its final three games just to become bowl eligible…

Cutcliffe Lays Out Plans for Stadium Makeover (News & Observer)

The recently announced renovations to Wallace Wade Stadium will begin at the end of the 2013 season and be completed before the start of the 2014 season, Duke football coach David Cutcliffe told members of the Raleigh Sports Club on Wednesday. “We’ll do what Stanford did, and as soon as we finish the last ball game (in 2013), construction will start,” he said. “It will require a day and night operation to get it up and running”…

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