ACC Football Daily Links — How to Make the Final Weekend of the Regular Season Matter More

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

Monday, February 4, 2013

Future ACC Football Scheduling: Improving The Conference’s Final Regular Season Weekend (BC Interruption)

One of the main topics to be discussed at this week’s ACC winter meetings in Fort Lauderdale is future scheduling. Lots of chatter about inter-conference partnerships and scheduling these days, actually. When the ACC gets around to talking future scheduling, one of the areas I think the conference can improve on is the future schedule model for the final weekend of the regular season…

Junior Days Are Becoming More Important in Football Recruiting Process (Daily Press)

As soon as Taquan Mizzell walked through the tunnel for the first time in John Paul Jones Arena, there was no waiting to see if anyone would recognize him. The reaction from the crowd was almost instantaneous. Virginia was playing North Carolina in men’s basketball that February afternoon last year in front of a packed house in Charlottesville…

To Dabo Swinney, Recruiting Commitment Should Be a ‘Two-Way Street’ (Orange and White)

To Dabo Swinney’s thinking, ‘commitment’ is a two-way street. The way things stand now in college football – or at least at Clemson – the traffic has a one-way feel to it. During the long and winding course of the 2013 recruiting cycle, Clemson has been afflicted by the ‘decommit’ bug. It’s a new experience for Swinney and his coaching staff, and it has him thinking about a remedy…

National Signing Day 2013: Overviewing Maryalnd’s Commitments, Linem3n Edition (Testudo Times)

We’re closing in on National Signing Day 2013, the Egg McMuffin of football recruiting days. It’s a bank holiday in places like Alabama, Michigan, and Florida, and while it’s decidedly less of a big deal around these parts, we’ll still be covering every angle of it. While we await the final decision of guys like Yannick Ngakoue, Jacquille Veii, and Jaylen Miller, we’ll pass the time by breaking down each of Maryland’s current commits…

Bowden Could Recruit — And Listen Too (Tallahassee Democrat)

Bobby Bowden knew his 1993 recruiting class at Florida State was special. And the Seminoles coach didn’t need recruiting analysts to tell him so, though they all lined up and proclaimed the Seminoles’ group as the country’s best in front of Michigan. And, of course, even Steve Spurrier, Florida’s head coach at the time, marveled at FSU’s recruiting success as he ground his teeth…

The State of Recruiting In: North Carolina, Feb. 2 (ACC Sports Journal)

Recruiting the 2013 class of football prospects in North Carolina has been a hit and miss proposition for Atlantic Coast Conference teams as national signing day approaches. The ACC has scored some major talent among the 31 players who have made verbal commitments to league schools, including one pledged to incoming member Syracuse. Four others could increase that number on signing day…

One-on-One With Syracuse Football Head Coach Scott Shafer (CNY Central)

Coach Scott Schafter has been on the job three weeks and spent the entire time trying to calm nervous recruits and fill holes in the coaching staff.   Last Friday he arrived back in Central New York after a 26 hour cross country trek, “There are only so many hours in the day and we’ve had to work hard to get to these kids and help them make their decisions, maybe swing the decision our way,” Shafer told Michael Benny…

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