ACC Football Daily Links — Email Records Show Cincinnati’s Desperate Attempt to Jump From Big East to ACC

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

UC Emails Reveal ACC Dilemma (Cincinnati Enquirer)

The latest blizzard of universities jumping from one conference to another spurred a flurry of email among University of Cincinnati officials last month. UC leaders believed the school could get into the Atlantic Coast Conference with the Big 12 as a secondary option, the emails show. The ACC likely remains UC’s top option, even after the conference chose Louisville as its 14th member, bypassing UC…

College Football Playoff Revenue Distribution Set (USA Today)

Income from a championship game in college football’s upcoming playoff will push the annual average revenue for the new postseason system to more than $500 million, with the lion’s share going to power conferences.Under terms of a 12-year rights deal with ESPN which is set to begin with the 2014 season, the 10 FBS-level conferences will reap $470 million annually…

Texas Tech Closing In On New Coach (ESPN)

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris and Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury have emerged as the two front-runners for Texas Tech’s vacant coaching job, sources told ESPN. Morris and Kingsbury each met with Texas Tech on Tuesday about its coaching vacancy, according to multiple sources. Texas Tech may settle on a replacement for Tommy Tuberville by the end of the weekend, according to sources…

Steve Addazio vs. Dave Doeren: Which New ACC Head Coach Has the Brighter Future? (BC Interruption)

Brian: The coaching carousel has likely stopped spinning this offseason in the ACC Atlantic. N.C. State moved first, hiring Northern Illinois’ Dave Doeren who went 23-4 in two seasons in DeKalb. Boston College followed with the hire of Temple head coach Steve Addazio, 13-11 in two seasons at Temple. The two “MAC” coaches followed similar paths to the ACC…

The Fallacies of a Coaching Search (Shakin’ the Southland)

In case you missed it, the University of Tennessee hired Butch Jones as their coach. Predictably the fans are a bit riled up about the hire. When your “A – list” consists of names like Gruden it is hard to get up and applaud for a Butch. Plenty of people are ready to vilify the AD for this hire without considering what type of candidate their school can attract…

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. Thinks Tajh Boyd, DeAndre Hopkins Should Return (Orange and White)

If it were up to Mel Kiper Jr., Clemson fans would see both Tajh Boyd and DeAndre Hopkins back in Memorial Stadium next fall. ESPN’s longtime draft analyst says any player who isn’t a first-round pick would be better served returning for their senior seasons. “If you’re an underclassman and want to move on, you don’t care, then come out,” Kiper said on a conference call Tuesday…

Florida State Could Pay Hefty Price to Land Defensive Coordinator (Orlando Sentinel)

The month of December is only 11 days old, but each of those days have contained many a harrowing, nerve-wracking hour for Florida State fans. As the month mercilessly drags on toward New Year’s Day and the Seminoles’ somewhat uninspiring Orange Bowl meeting with Mid-America Conference champion Northern Illinois, the bittersweet news continues to build…

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