ACC Football Daily Links — Notre Dame Would Take Home $13.75M for Orange Bowl Berth

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

Friday, January 4, 2013

Irish Would Earn $13.75M for Orange (ESPN)

A berth in the Discover Orange Bowl will earn Notre Dame $13.75 million — or only half what an SEC or Big Ten team would receive — beginning after the 2014 season, sources told ESPN. The Orange Bowl has signed a 12-year contract, as part of college football’s upcoming playoff from 2014-25, matching the ACC champion against the highest available ranked team from the SEC, Big Ten or Notre Dame…

Bowl Game Means Nothing (Shakin’ the Southland)

The Clemson Tigers that beat LSU on December 31st are the same Clemson Tigers that lost to USC to end the regular season. The players are the same, the coaches are the same, and the fans are the same. Bowl games are a unique situation in football. Except for the season opener, this is the only time a team gets such an extended period to prepare for one opponent…

Virginia Football Hires Tom O’Brien, Jon Tenuta to Complete Staff (Washington Post)

Tasked with hiring four new assistant coaches this offseason, Virginia has turned to some familiar faces to complete Coach Mike London’s overhauled staff. The school announced Thursday that former North Carolina State Coach Tom O’Brien has been named Virginia’s new associate head coach for offense and tight ends coach…

Syracuse Football Recruits Told Marrone Hasn’t Interviewed Yet for NFL Vacancies (

There’s reason to believe that Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone might not be about to become an NFL head coach – at least for now. Highly touted quarterback recruit Zach Allen of Temple, Texas, said this afternoon that Marrone has told his assistant coaches that he’s not currently talking to NFL teams about head coaching vacancies…

Five Questions Facing Tech Football This Season (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

For some college football programs, seven wins, including a bowl victory, would be seen as success. For Virginia Tech, that type of season is expected to beget major changes. The Hokies did extend their streak of reaching a bowl game to 20 years, the third-longest active streak in the nation. But Tech’s run of eight 10-win seasons came to an end…

Boyd-Hopkins Duo Making History, Among Best Recently (Orange and White)

Too easy. It’s the thought that ran through my mind multiple times this season when Tajh Boyd connected with DeAndre “Nuk” Hopkins. Just Monday, the junior Boyd targeted the junior Hopkins for 22 of his 50 throws and two more that drew pass interference calls – a Clemson-record-tying 13 hauled in by Nuk (a record set by him in the opener) at 14.7 yards per catch with two touchdowns…

Why the Marrone Saga Means Something Bigger for Syracuse Football (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Charlie Strong. Chip Kelly. Nick Saban. These three modern coaches embody the new era of College Coaching Success. But more importantly, they tell a lot about modern programs in an era where loyalty is about useful as the hardcover dictionary used to look up what it actually means. Doug Marrone has somehow won two bowl games and a conference championship after inheriting a beat to death decapitated animal program…

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