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

Friday, December 21, 2012

Will the NCAA Return to UNC? (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

The NCAA told University of North Carolina officials in August that the school apparently did not break any rules in the scandal surrounding the school’s Afro and African-American Studies Department. And judging by that response, Thursday’s newest report — which revealed that the academic fraud in the department could be traced back to 1997 — probably won’t change that…

Why Duke and Wake Forest Should Be Worried by Big East Implosion (Triangle Business Journal)

By all rights, this should be a happy week for the Atlantic Coast Conference and its fans. The Big East is hovering on the precipice of oblivion – or at least irrelevancy – with seven of its members poised to take their ball and go home. The ball in question would be basketball. These schools – including Georgetown, St. John’s and Villanova – don’t field teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision…

ACC Not Hurt By NCAA Coaching Carousel (Fox Sports Carolinas)

While there was very little about this football season that brought smiles to Atlantic Coast Conference faces, at least league officials can breathe easy now that the coaching carousel has pretty much run its course. The ACC came out unscathed from the post-Thanksgiving bonanza of coaches moving from job to job, which is obviously great news for the conference…

Duke Doesn’t Mind Being Bowl Underdog (News & Observer)

Duke hasn’t appeared in a bowl game since the 1994 season. Finding the Blue Devils’ last bowl win, however, requires looking back further. All the way back to the 1961 Cotton Bowl. “We all know that stat,” defensive lineman Justin Foxx said. “We’ve been keeping that in the back of our minds when we practice.” Duke (6-6) began its preparations in earnest this week for Cincinnati (9-3), its opponent in the Dec. 27 Belk Bowl…

The Top Ten Moments of the Syracuse Football Regular Season (Inside the Loud House)

10. Syracuse snaps seven game losing streak in win over Stony Brook: This game was memorable because of all the moments we’d like to forget from last season. The Orange entered the Dome on a seven game losing streak dating back to last season, and broke that streak in a surprising grind it out victory over Stony Brook…

Tajh Boyd, Clemson Applying Last Year’s Lessons to Chick-fil-a Bowl (Orange and White)

Almost a year later, Tajh Boyd and Clemson are still learning from the Orange Bowl. West Virginia’s 70-33 shellacking – the second-worst loss in program history – forced Dabo Swinney to re-evaluate his defensive philosophy and led to the departure of defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, as well as the arrival of new DC Brent Venables. “I personally think there’s a lot of lessons learned from all ends”…

Where Salaries for London, Beamer, Foster Rank Among ACC Coaches (Daily Press)

Frank Beamer has coached Virginia Tech to four ACC football championships, as many as his 11 conference colleagues combined. Which made his $2,428,000 base salary this season a relative bargain. Beamer was the league’s fifth-highest paid head coach, according to USA Today’s annual survey, behind Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Virginia’s Mike London, North Carolina’s Larry Fedora and Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson…

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