ACC Football Daily Links — What Can Be Done to Save the ACC & Keep Florida State Around?

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What Can Be Done to Save the ACC? (Warchant.com)

After one of the worst regular seasons in ACC football history, the conference did extremely well in the post-season going 4-2 in bowl games (6-3 if you count future members Louisville, Pittsburgh and Syracuse). The surprising bowl performance can’t change the fact that there are some inherent financial deficiencies within the conference that make it difficult for some athletic programs like Florida State to remain viable…

Season of Change Begins for Florida State (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Players come and players go every single season in college football. Coaches come and coaches go, too. But what set Florida State apart from most programs in the country was coaching stability. Given all the assistant coaching turnover year in and year out, the Noles were that rare program that hung on to its assistants…

ACC Survives NFL Draft’s Early Entry Trend (Fox Sports Carolinas)

As the Jan. 15 deadline passed, only six ACC players with eligibility remaining had entered their names in the NFL draft. That is a far cry from the 32 leaving SEC programs early, and more in tune with the rest of the nation’s power conferences. For the ACC, however, the most important player that could have gone pro stayed, and Clemson may contend for a national title with Tajh Boyd back for his senior season at quarterback…

Florida vs. Florida State: Did Gators or ‘Noles Have the Better 2012 Season? (Alligator Army)

Andy Hutchins, Alligator Army: ESPN’s endless attempts to make something interesting happen even when nothing is interesting happening produced an interesting debate last week over a simple question: Was it Florida or Florida State that had a better 2012 season? SEC blogger and UF alum Edward Aschoff argued for the Gators, while ACC blogger and UF alum Andrea Adelson argued for the Seminoles…

Recap: Brad Bates’ First Boston College Football Town Hall Meeting (BC Interruption)

As mentioned earlier today, tonight was the first of two Town Hall style meetings hosted by new Boston College Athletic Director Brad Bates at the Yawkey Football Center, specifically focused on the football program and the overall game day experience. I was in attendance with approximately 180 people, pretty much all season ticket holders and their friends or family members…

Pitt Football Recruiting: Paul Chryst Making a Priority of Offensive Line (Cardiac Hill)

Pitt coaches haven’t always placed the highest priority on building a talented offensive line. Part of it is that better programs tend to swallow up a good bit of the top guys and star linemen aren’t always hanging around. But Paul Chryst is hoping to change some of that. The Panthers may not always get the best offensive linemen, but Chryst not only landed one this year in Dorian Johnson, but he’s stockpiling some depth there as well…

Former Gators QB Jacoby Brissett Transferring to North Carolina State (Palm Beach Post)

Jacoby Brissett, a former Dwyer High School star, is headed to North Carolina State, a source said. Brissett played the past two seasons at Florida and fell behind fellow true sophomore Jeff Driskel last season. After sitting out this year, he will be eligible to play for the Wolfpack as a red-shirt junior in 2014. In six games this season, he completed 23 of 35 passes for 249 yards with a touchdown pass. He also ran for a touchdown…

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