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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bowls a Chance for ACC to Salvage Respect From Turbulent Football Season (Daily Press)

The most turbulent and alarming regular season in ACC football history concluded Saturday as Florida State won the conference championship with a listless performance at a half-empty stadium. Bowls offer six league teams a chance to salvage some respect for the league, but nothing can erase a regular season in which the ACC lost every meaningful non-conference encounter and saw a charter member bolt for the Big Ten…

Boston College Football Hires Steve Addazio: Thoughts, Reactions on the Hire (BC Interruption)

Everybody breathe. On Tuesday, Boston College hired Temple coach Steve Addazio as its next football coach. Back in mid-November before this whole process started, Addazio was on the initial list of coaching candidates: Here’s what I had to say about Addazio’s candidacy back then. Steve Addazio, Head Coach, Temple — In Addazio’s first season with the Owls, he led the program to a 9-4 record with a win over Wyoming…

Louisville Gaining Confidence Charlie Strong Will Stay as Coach (Yahoo! Sports)

On a day when media reports identified Charlie Strong as the leading candidate for the vacant Tennessee job, there was a quiet confidence here that the third-year head coach will remain with the Cardinals. A decision from Strong on his future could come as soon as Wednesday, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Multiple sources who spoke with Strong on campus Tuesday said he seemed committed to staying with the Cardinals…

Dave Doeren is Here to Stay; Please Stop Emailing Debbie Yow (Backing the Pack)

When Bret Bielema unexpectedly took the Arkansas job today, it created, shall we say, a bit of concern among some NC State fans. Dave Doeren might have been a logical fit for the Wisconsin job had he not already accepted State’s job, and some worried the Badgers might come calling. At least one person hit up the ol’ Wolfpack Unlimited email address and got a response from Debbie Yow…

The Mayans Were Right: Conference Realignment Armageddon (or Maybe Not) FAQ Part I — Big Ten Expansion (Frank the Tank’s Slant)

The echo chamber of conference realignment rumors continues on Twitter, blogs and message boards everywhere continues with thoughts of the destruction of the ACC by the Big Ten, SEC, Big 12 and MEAC and superconferences going up to 20 teams or more (16 is for chumps).  Let’s try to separate the wheat from the chaff by addressing some frequently asked questions regarding Big Ten expansion…

Take 2: ACC Title Game Home (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

This year’s announced 64,778 “tickets distributed” at the Dr Pepper ACC championship game was by far the smallest in the game’s three-year history in the city of Charlotte. The actual attendance was probably closer to 30,000. There were two large, black tarps in the upper deck of each end zone, covering four sections of seats on each side…

UC Looks to Impress ACC (The News Record)

The University of Cincinnati football team has a chance to improve its stock with Atlantic Coast Conference against Duke University Dec. 22 in the 11th annual Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. “On behalf of the city of Charlotte, Charlotte collegiate football and the Belk bowl, we’re ecstatic to welcome Cincinnati to our game,” said Will Webb, Belk Bowl executive director…

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