ACC Football Daily Links — Will Catholic School Defections From Big East Set Off Next Round of Realignment?

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

Monday, December 17, 2012

With Seven Schools Exiting the Big East, Get Ready for the Big Bang (Mr. SEC)

Earlier this week we told you that the revenue split coming from the new college football playoff would act as an accelerant for the drive to a new “super-division” of FBS-level heavyweights within the NCAA.  We also told you that we’d learned from a source inside the athletic supplier industry that at least one Pac-12 athletic director had already told all his coaches that the day of 16-school super-conferences is at hand…

An All-Important Bowl Season (Southern Pigskin)

By now, we are all very familiar with the reputation of the ACC as a football conference nationally. Needless to say, the conference’s reputation is not stellar. The negative thoughts towards ACC football certainly did not spawn without legitimate cause. For years, the ACC has struggled in a number of capacities…

Gio Bernard is Headed to the NFL (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC made the announcement Friday morning with quotes from Bernard and head coach Larry Fedora. “I thoroughly enjoyed my three years in Chapel Hill and coming to UNC was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” said Bernard. “I feel like the best decision for my future is to enter the NFL draft this year…

Raiding the Big East’s Bowl Games (Cardiac Hill)

Every so many years, conferences renew their affiliations with bowl games. The bowl committees will sometimes realign their position in the selection order among teams within a conference, and other times they will change conference affiliation all together. The last time the BIG EAST went through this process was 2010, signing agreements through 2013…

Maryland Football’s 2012 Season in Review: Randy Edsall and the Road Ahead (Testudo Times)

This season for Maryland football was a classic case of what might’ve been. What might’ve been had C.J. Brown not ruptured his ACL making a cut in a non-contact drill on that fateful August day. What might’ve been had Nick Ferrara not ended up with a season-ending injury. Had the punt coverage team been a little more disciplined against UConn…

Chad Morris Says For Tigers, Winning Execution Starts With Physical Play Up Front (Orange and White)

It’s going to be up to Clemson’s offense to crack LSU’s defense. “They’re not going to change what they do because they’re playing us,” assessed Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris following the Tigers’ practice on Saturday. “They’re going to be who they are.” LSU will bring one of the nation’s top defenses into the Chick-fil-A Bowl…

FSU Could Be Close to Naming Defensive Coordinator; Possibly Jeremy Pruitt? (Orlando Sentinel)

For a head coach who has four assistant spots to fill, Florida State‘s Jimbo Fisher has been a man of few worries this weekend. According to him, his search for a defensive coordinator, a defensive ends coach, a running backs coach and/or special teams coordinator and linebackers coach is right where it needs to be. That is to say, the search could be close to being done…

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