ACC Football Daily Links — ACC Outflanks Big 12 to Add Louisville as Expansion Carousel Continues

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ACC Votes to Add Louisville (SI.com)

In a quick-strike move to make sure they don’t get left behind in the realignment game, the ACC presidents and chancellors voted this morning to add Louisville, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The Cardinals will replace Maryland as the league’s 14th member. The ACC chose Louisville because it had the strongest football program of any available school in addition to an elite basketball program…

The ACC Votes to Add Louisville (Card Chronicle)

It’s over. According to multiple major media outlets, the Atlantic Coast Conference has voted to extend an invitation to the University of Louisville. I don’t think I need to explain to you all why this news warrants a pants-off celebration. But just because it’s so fun to talk about, let’s look at the biggest reasons why the move to the ACC is such an enormous deal for U of L athletics…

ACC Rallies After Maryland Defection; Presidents Pledge Support to Conference (CBS Sports)

Are we all committed to this league? That’s what an ACC school president asked the rest of the membership on a conference call that included ACC commissioner John Swofford some time last week, in the wake of Maryland’s midnight ride to the Big Ten. It was a blunt question that elicited a quick response. Every president said they planned to remain in the league and had no intentions of following Maryland out the door…

Al Golden Sense Excitement at Miami (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

There is not much sense in going around and around in circles over what Miami lost this season. There certainly was disappointment in the locker room following a win over Duke on Saturday. But that disappointment has given way to excitement, and a look toward a future that appears extremely bright. Yes, Miami lost a chance to play for the ACC championship because of a self-imposed bowl ban…

11 Coaches to Replace Fired Tom O’Brien at NC State (Athlon Sports)

Even though Tom O’Brien went 24-14 in his last three seasons at NC State, the school decided to make a change after Saturday’s win against Boston College. O’Brien was a steady coach but couldn’t elevate the program to the next level. NC State wants to compete with Florida State and Clemson more frequently, which means a coaching change had to be made to raise the level of the program…

Curious Playcalling, Pressure on Tajh Boyd Combine for Sour Finish (Orange and White)

Some big picture items likely came into play for Clemson’s fourth-straight loss in the Palmetto State series last week, but statistically and from re-watching the game, some aspects offensively especially stood out. With a season-low 59 plays, the Tigers called for passes one more time (30) than runs (29), and by the numbers, that made little sense…

Florida State Defensive Coordinator Search Candidates: Greg Hudson (Tomahawk Nation)

I’m addressing Hudson’s candidacy first because he is on staff and asked about quite frequently. Florida State linebackers coach Greg Hudson came to Florida State with a lot of promise. The defenses he produced at East Carolina were among the best in Conference USA, and played at a level far greater than they should have, based on the level of recruited talent…

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