ACC Football Daily Links — Tennessee Sets Sights on UNC’s Larry Fedora After Strong’s Extension With Louisville

Larry Fedora North Carolina UNC Tar Heels Coach Tennessee Charlie Strong Louisville

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

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Heels’ Fedora Could Be Playing With Matches On Tennessee Front (News & Observer)

If Larry Fedora is so much as pretending to listen to feelers from Tennessee, the North Carolina football coach also is playing with matches. As of late Tuesday afternoon, no one at UNC had publicly confirmed or denied various reports mentioning Fedora as a candidate for the job that opened when Derek Dooley was fired Nov. 18…

Chryst the Front-Runner for Badgers Coach (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Will Paul Chryst be returning to his home state and to the football program he helped guide back to the top of the Big Ten Conference in 2010 and ’11? Even before Bret Bielema was officially introduced Tuesday night as the head coach at Arkansas, a move that caught most members of the UW athletic department off-guard, Chryst’s name surfaced as the obvious successor…

Source: Charlie Strong Turns Down Tennessee, Will Stay at Louisville (Sports Illustrated)

Charlie Strong is staying at Louisville, according to a Louisville source. Strong received a contract offer from Tennessee on Wednesday, but declined it after pondering the decision for a few hours. Louisville and Strong are finalizing a long-term extension that could be announced as early as Thursday. It’s expected to be a significant commitment in both years and dollars and will reportedly put Strong in the top echelon of coaches in the ACC…

RX: ACC Revenue, Part I — Admit the Problem (ACCFootballRX)

Many fans of the ACC’s big football schools – Florida State, Clemson and Virginia Tech – have been clamoring for a change of conference for several months now.  They pretty much all cite TV revenue and an uneven playing field as the reason why they think their favorite team needs to leave the ACC.  Do they have a point?…

Forget the Foe, BCS Win Important for FSU (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

As far as Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is concerned, it doesn’t matter that the Seminoles will line up against a MAC team in the Discover Orange Bowl. A BCS bowl win counts, no matter who it is against. Florida State took a major step forward in its climb back to national relevance this past weekend when it beat Georgia Tech to win the school’s first ACC title since 2005…

Syracuse Wusses Out: Schwartzwalder Trophy Not on the Line (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Gotta say, I’m pretty surprised and disappointed to hear that the Syracuse Orange will not be putting the Schwartzwalder Trophy on the line when they play the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Pinstripe Bowl. The news was confirmed Wednesday at the bowl’s official press conference by Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone…

The New Look of the ACC (Old Gold & Black)

When seven schools banded together to form the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953, Maryland was the only founding member not located in North or South Carolina. Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, the conference will include 14 teams and only five of them will hail from the Carolinas. The ACC will expand its reach in the Northeast with the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, and make a similar push westward…

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