ACC Football Daily Links — Clemson Looks Like National Title Contender in 2013

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

Monday, January 14, 2013

Attention’s Turned to ’13 With a Loaded Team Back (Orange and White)

All in all, it’s been a pretty good week, after a pretty good season for Dabo Swinney and Clemson. Wednesday, All-American quarterback Tajh Boyd announced he is returning for his senior campaign, after becoming the first player in ACC history to post back-to-back 4,000-yard total offense seasons. Thursday evening, junior wide receiver and D.W. Daniel product DeAndre “Nuk” Hopkins instead made the NFL-draft jump…

By the Numbers: EJ’s Inconsistency (‘Nole Nation)

With the 2012 season officially in the books, we took a look through the stats to determine some of the most significant improvements and problems Florida State endured this year, with five stats that defined 2012. The numbers don’t always tell the whole story, but these numbers shed some light on some of the biggest reasons Florida State won 12 games and its first ACC title in seven years, and also why those other two games got away…

Expansion Makes 2013 ACC Football Schedule a Rubik’s Cube (Daily Press)

To paraphrase Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech football fans are a dangerous crowd these days. Steamed by a 7-6 season and impatient with the offensive coordinator search, they barked again Friday when the ACC released conference opponents for 2013. The objects of their ire: return trips to Boston College and Miami, a repeat visit from Duke and a lost game at Florida State…

Miami NCAA Notice of Allegations Expected Within 72 Hours (Canes Insider)

Miami Coach Al Golden had a good week of press this past week with the news of hiring former FIU head coach Mario Cristobal to his staff. The week of positive press Coach Golden and the University will be short-lived. According to a source close to the University of Miami’s NCAA investigation, the University is expected to receive the Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA within the next 72 hours…

Exum, Gayle Returning to Tech for Senior Years (Gobbler Country)

The Virginia Tech Hokies got good news over the last 48 hours, when Antone Exum and James Gayle both announced their plans to return to Virginia Tech for their senior years, instead of foregoing them to pursue the NFL Draft. Both players announced their decisions over Twitter: 1. I officially will be returning for my senior season with my team! Working towards ACC and National titles! #AUG31

Pitt, Chryst Poised to Refill Cupboards (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Upheaval and defeat within the Pitt football program ultimately will lead to the makeover of a roster that hasn‘t been good enough the past two seasons. Players seem convinced Paul Chryst is the coach to lead them out of the shadows, but he needs time to create effective change and better players to compete in the ACC where the challenges will be bigger than what Pitt faced in the Big East…

Syracuse Football Coaching Uncertainty Drove Zach Allen’s Decision to Flip to TCU (Syracuse.com)

Zach Allen insists that he never wavered in his commitment to play football at Syracuse University – until the middle of last week. The all-star quarterback from Temple, Texas, said he was sure about coming north to play for the Orange until two major coaching changes altered his path – which now leads to Texas Christian University. “I’ve been extremely happy with Syracuse,” he said…

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