ACC Football Daily Links — Louisville’s Big Upset of Florida Scores Another Bowl Win for ACC

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Sugar Bowl reaction: Teddy Bridgewater’s Louisville stands up to SEC bully  (SB Nation)

64. Louisville’s third-down conversion rate. The Cardinals were 9-for-14 on third downs, Florida 3-for-10 (and 1-for-8 before the Gators’ final drive). And here’s the deal: a lot of these were on third-and-long situations. In my Sugar Bowl preview, I said the game would hinge on first-down yardage because, even though I thought the world of Teddy Bridgewater, nobody in the country could consistently convert third-and-longs against the Florida defense…

Defenses Dominate in ACC Bowl Wins (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Do you want to know why the ACC finished with its first winning bowl record since 2005? Defense, baby. Headed into the postseason, we knew ACC defenses would have to step up big time. And the units for bowl winning teams Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Florida State did that in a major way. Here are a few of the highlights: Each team held the opposition to under 260 yards of total offense…

Recruiting and Sunshine (Shakin’ the Southland)

This post is all about the positives. I have admittedly been pretty down because of the shift of Bud Robinson back to Florida. Still looks like he is going to end up picking Florida. That does not mean that we don’t have some good things happening right now. First I think the LSU win will have a bigger impact on this class than others think…

Technique, Effort & Willpower: A Winning Combination for Venables, Clemson D (Orange and White)

It wasn’t, said Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, as if the Tigers suddenly flipped a switch. They’ve been getting there for a while: learning to play with better technique and pad level, focusing, making better decisions, sustaining effort and intensity for longer periods of time. For the Clemson defense, it all came together during four special quarters of the Chick-fil-A Bowl…

Georgia Tech Football Season Wrap-Up (From the Rumble Seat)

As the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walked into one of the most hostile environments in college football, anticipating the season’s start, they knew that they had an opportunity in front of them to do something special. Things were looking up for a young, talented football team. They were big underdogs to their opponents, yet they were anything but afraid…

Boston College Football: Fashion Guide for 2012 (BC Interruption)

It’s a new year. Time to go through that closet and make some cuts from your wardrobe. Let’s review what the football program wore in 2012 and update these looks for the new year. Maroon-Gold with Traditional Helmet; Helmet: Gold, single maroon stripe helmet; Jersey: Maroon; Pants: Gold; Games Worn (3): Miami, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame; Updated for 2013: Don’t change a thing…

The FSU Crowd Was Amazing Last Night (Every Day Should Be Saturday)

1. Phyllis has no idea what just happened, and may have just accidentally been granted entry when lost and holding a Miami Seaquarium Ticket. Did something good just happen? Bad? You can’t go wrong with a fear grin, Phyllis. You can never, ever go wrong with fear grinning. 2. Prince Harry had no idea why everyone was calling him “Tosh Point Oh!” and fist-pounding him, but he went with it…

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