ACC Football Daily Links — Is Clemson’s Tajh Boyd a Heisman Trophy Contender in 2013?

Clemson Tigers Tajh Boyd Heisman Trophy Winner ACC Football 2013 Preview Chick-fil-a

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

Monday, February 11, 2013

Tajh Boyd Has Tools to Become First ACC Heisman Winner Since 2000 (Rant Sports)

It’s been 13 long years since the Atlantic Coast Conference has produced a Heisman Trophy winner. Florida State QB Chris Weinke was the last to take home the bronze statue in 2000. This year may be one of the best chances in years for that stat to change. And, those hopes rest solely on the broad shoulders of the reigning Chick-Fil-A Bowl MVP, Clemson Tigers QB, Tajh Boyd…

Pitt-Florida State? Sounds Great (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Pitt could kick off its ACC era against a high-profile opponent in a prime-time, made-for-television ESPN special at Heinz Field. Or it could open against Villanova. Some people, apparently, would prefer Villanova. Villanova? I have nothing against Villanova. t’s a wonderful school. But the only way I’d want to watch Villanova play football is if Rollie Massimino were roaming the sidelines and Ed Pinckney were playing linebacker…

Dabo Swinney on SEC’s Aura of Superiority: ‘We Don’t Buy That’ (Orange and White)

Dabo Swinney was born and raised in SEC country. He grew up as an SEC fan. He walked on at an SEC school. Part of the SEC’s national championship legacy is his own legacy. But while in these and surrounding parts the SEC may have hung the moon, Swinney says the SEC didn’t invent the game of football. After rolling up his sleeves and doing head-to-head battle with the SEC over the past nine months…

Terps Weighed Big Ten Move During Recruitment Process (Washington Post)

Barring some sort of roadblock, this incoming Terrapins football recruiting class will be the last ever to compete in both the ACC and Big Ten. Of course, the 2013 season represents Maryland’s last gasp before bolting for greener, more Midwestern pastures. The impending move put Coach Randy Edsall and his staff in a precarious position. At the earliest, coaches weren’t notified by administration of the impending move until November…

Friday Q&A: NC State Coach Dave Doeren (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

NC State coach Dave Doeren recently inked his first full recruiting class with the Wolfpack — a 12-month task that was condensed into just six weeks for the newly-hired coach. Despite the late start and quick turnaround, Doeren said the 25-member class filled most of the program’s recruiting needs…

Miami Hurricanes Name Black James Permanent Athletic Director, Says He’s In For Long Haul (Miami Herald)

Blake James, named the University of Miami’s permanent athletic director on Friday, said he has wanted the job for 20 years. He said he plans “to be here as long as they’ll have me,” that “this is where we wanted to raise our children,” that “my plan is I’ll be here until I retire” — hopefully, he indicated, “a good 20 years down the road.” That would make him 63, if he’s still in Coral Gables, before he foresees it’s time to start wrapping up his career…

Syracuse Football Indoor Practice Venue is Coming (The Juice Online)

He may have originally thought that the ground would be broken with Doug Marrone as his football coach, but Daryl Gross will be a happy man none-the-less with Scott Shafer running the ship when the ground is expected to be broken in early spring on a missing link for his football program about to embark in ACC play…

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