ACC Football Daily Links — Florida State Overcomes Staff Shakeups on National Signing Day

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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fisher Overcomes Staff Shakeups on NSD (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Jimbo Fisher got the news on Monday, nearly two full days before Jalen Ramsey’s official letter of intent would inch its way through Florida State’s fax machine. A month earlier, Florida State had been little more than a small blip on Ramsey’s radar, but things had changed. Ramsey had a good rapport with FSU’s new defensive coordinator, Jeremy Pruitt, who had recruited him while still coaching at Alabama…

The Legend of Dan Kendra (SB Nation)

For it had come to pass that, nestled in this holy land of quarterbacks—Unitas and Namath, Montana and Marino—there was a humble, free-spirited, golden-haired boy, born in the year of his country’s bicentennial, whose daring feats of wonder seemed like nothing of this cold and wretched earth. The boy’s name was Dan Kendra. And he was the stuff of legend…

Introducing Your Miami Hurricanes Class of 2013 (State of the U)

Yesterday was definitely a crazy day. Huge gets, big misses, but in the end, a solid class. Some of you may not follow recruiting as much as others, which is why the introduction that Miami does once all is said and done is so fantastic. Here’s a look at the final class of 2013, including some info on each of the recruits that should acquaint you better…

Florida State is Exploring 2013 Labor Day Game Against Pitt (Orlando Sentinel)

Could a Monday-night game be on the horizon for the Florida State Seminoles? How about an early-September trip to the Steel City? According to FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, such options are currently on the table and could come to fruition if talks between the Seminoles, the Pitt Panthers and the ACC take full shape...

Clairton Trio, Size Upgrade on Offensive and Defensive Lines Highlight Pitt’s 2013 Class (Washington Post)

There’s a formula Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst likes to use when building a team: start with the inside and go from there. Given a year to figure out what he’s got on his hands with the Panthers, Chryst hit the recruiting trail this winter with one goal in mind. “We felt like we wanted to get bigger and the only way to get bigger is to recruit bigger,” Chryst said. In both size and numbers…

Recruiting Never Sleeps: A 2014 Prologue (Streaking the Lawn)

Unless there is a great deal of attrition, expect the Cavaliers to sign a class with less than 20 members a year from today. One commit, 3-star defensive tackle Chris Nelson from Florida, is in the fold already. Other than Nelson, these are 10 of Virginia’s top targets for the talent-rich 2014 cycle. Quin Blanding, Safety, Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside): Blanding is a 5-star safety and a consensus top ten player in the nation for 2014…

In Dabo’s Words: A Quick Take on Each of Clemson’s 23 Signees (Orange and White)

With all said and done, Dabo Swinney likes them all: from five-star, fourth-ranked cornerback Mackensie Alexander to ‘no-stars’ (according to his own description) offensive lineman Maverick Morris. During his signing day news conference on Wednesday, Swinney warmed up for his appearance at the Fort Hill Clemson Club’s annual recruiting-day celebration by offering his brief take on each of Clemson’s 23 signees…

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