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

Monday, February 18, 2013

FSU Takes $478,000 Hit on ACC Championship Game (Warchant.com)

Florida State took the trophy home from the 2012 ACC championship game in December. It also brought back debt. According to the school’s income statement from the game, obtained by Warchant.com via public records request, Florida State lost more than $478,000 from its participation in the ACC championship in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 1…

For Better or Worse, the Recruiting Game Isn’t What It Used to Be (Orange and White)

In late summer of 1982, five freshmen running backs gathered in the office of Clemson assistant coach Chuck Reedy for their first official meeting as Tigers. Terrence Flagler looked at Stacy Driver, who looked at David Barnett, who looked at Kenny Flowers, who looked at Steve Griffin. They all looked at Reedy, all five wondering exactly the same thing: who are these other guys?…

Is Phillip Sims the Answer at Quarterback for Virginia? (Rant Sports)

Virginia did not have a great 2012 season finishing with a 4-8 record and finished last in the ACC Coastal division with a 2-6 conference record, but needs steady quarterback to improve in 2013. Head coach Mike London rebounded after a 4-8 rookie season in 2010 with an 8-4 mark in 2011 that saw the team beat Florida State for the first time in the history of the program and also picked up a win at Miami…

Fedora’s UNC Offense Set for Big Second Year (Fox Sports Carolinas)

As North Carolina watched its second-half lead slip away against archival Duke Wednesday night, the possibility of a March Madness-less basketball season in Chapel Hill began to set in. All of a sudden, with a basketball team lingering on the fringe of bracket projections, the Tar Heels athletic department (and its fans) find themselves in a rare predicament: intrigued by spring football…

Recruiting Against the ACC: How Did Syracuse Stack Up In Its New Conference? (Syracuse.com)

In a few months, Syracuse will officially become a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and leave the Big East. Gone will be a conference centered — mostly — in the northeast, and in its place is a league that spans the entire eastern seaboard from Boston to Miami…

Thomas Set to Compete for NCSU QB Job (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Pete Thomas packed his bags and moved across the country for the opportunity to play quarterback at NC State, deciding to leave Colorado State behind after his coach was fired. The draw at NC State? Tom O’Brien and Dana Bible, two coaches who run a pro-style scheme that best suits what Thomas can do…

What is Virginia Tech’s Safety/Rover Situation Like Without Michael Cole? (The Virginian-Pilot)

Now that Virginia Tech made it official that rising sophomore safety Michael Cole won’t play football anymore because of a neck injury suffered against Florida State last November, what does that mean for the Hokies’ secondary? Cole’s retirement is  the latest bit of attrition/turnover at the safety positions…

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