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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NCAA Bylaw Blog Writer John Infante Talks Positives, Negatives for UM With Latest Developments (Miami Herald)

With reports surfacing that former basketball coach Frank Haith and football recruiting coordinators Clint Hurtt and Aubrey Hill are expected to be charged with unethical conduct in the NCAA’s investigation into wrongdoing done at the University of Miami, I sought the expertise of NCAA Bylaw Blog writer John Infante Tuesday morning to digest what we are hearing and how it might affect the program…

Top 10 ACC Teams of the BCS Era (Athlon Sports)

The BCS just put a bow on its 15th season of action and Athlon has dissected the numbers and reviewed the tapes of all six BCS conferences in order to rank the best each league has had to offer. Which Oklahoma team was the best of the decade? Which Florida team was the toughest to stop? How do you rank the Florida State teams of the late ’90s? Which Miami team was the best?…

A Look at the 2013 Pitt Defense (Cardiac Hill)

Earlier this month we had an offensive preview. Today, the defense is highlighted and Pitt should be one of the top defensive teams in the conference next season. There is talent and experience throughout each unit. If you can’t tell, I’m really pumped about their potential for 2013…

Can the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Stay Competitive in ACC Football? (Rant Sports)

The Wake Way… That is the new marketing campaign coming out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina to pitch the progress of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football program. There is no doubt the Demon Deacons have come a long, long way under Head Coach Jim Grobe over the past 12 seasons. The program was basically the laughing stock of the conference prior to Grobe’s arrival…

Miami Loses Jedd Fisch at Tough Time (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

There is never a good time to lose a coach off your football team. Let’s get that out of the way here at the top. But Miami is losing offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch at a particularly tough time for a host of reasons. The Hurricanes’ offense made major strides in 2012 and returns every starter but running back Mike James, ratcheting up expectations for a group with rising stars in Stephen Morris and ACC Rookie of the Year Duke Johnson…

Reaction to Virginia Tech’s Coaching Changes (Gobbler Country)

Continuity. That is Frank Beamer’s favorite word. People ask him all the time, “Why is your program so successful?” The answer was always about continuity on the coaching staff. What was the reason for success and the 10-win seasons? It was coaching stability and the continuity of keeping the same staff intact, year after year, criticism be damned…

Countdown to Signing Day: Palmetto State Showdown Extended to Recruiting Trail (Orange and White)

Monday, we looked at the recruiting-success impact for Clemson and FSU in the ACC, but most important in this state is often how the Tigers stack up against that team from Columbia. South Carolina was one of five teams to finish in the AP top-15 each of the last two seasons (8.5 avg.), with the third-highest six-year average recruiting class of the group, 17.8 (as rated by Scout and Rivals)…

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