ACC Football Daily Links — Did the ACC Misplace Its Marquee Matchup (Florida State vs. Clemson) Once Again?

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tigers vs. Seminoles: Once Again, the ACC Has Misplaced Its Jewel Matchup (Orange and White)

If I had a conference, led by a pair of elite teams who just happen to be lumped together in the same division; and if I had carte blanche to arrange the season’s schedule any way I wanted, placement of those teams’ head-to-head meeting would seem to be a no-brainer. Write the Clemson-Florida State game down in permanent ink on November 16 (or Nov. 14 if you prefer), then take out the pencil and eraser and starting sketching from there…

Where’s the Syracuse Football Friday Night Home Game? (BC Interruption)

Back when the ACC announced it had renewed its TV contract with ESPN last May, there was a carefully worded statement about a commitment from Boston College and Syracuse to each host one Friday night game a year as well as an afternoon or evening game on Thanksgiving Friday. Just one problem with that…

Nevin Shaprio Sent About $170K in UM Scandal, Not Millions (Miami Herald)

Former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro claimed he spent millions providing gifts to Hurricanes athletes, recruits, coaches and others, but the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations sent to the school last week listed that number closer to $170,000, according to an Associated Press report Wednesday. Citing an unnamed source, the AP report said Shapiro spent the bulk of his money…

Virginia Tech Football Fans Unhappy That Hokies Won’t Play at Home on Thursday Night (Washington Post)

For the first time in 11 years, Virginia Tech football will not play a Thursday night game at Lane Stadium in 2013. Upon learning of this when the ACC announced its football schedule on Monday afternoon, many Hokies fans voiced their displeasure about losing what they consider one of the program’s traditions…

Conference Set Ups: Look Back to the Future (AJerseyGuy.com)

Much has been written and said and much will be written and said about the current state of big time college athletics and the massive moves of conference reconfiguration which are still occurring. When did this start, and who is responsible? Three major moves jump out. 1. The Big East decision NOT include Penn State in the mix when the Nittany Lions were conference shopping 25 years ago…

Miami Has to Bump Up Sack Numbers (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

One of the biggest spring priorities in Miami has to be fixing its defense. To break down the priorities even further, Miami has to do a better job of rushing the passer. Last season, the Canes had no intimidating or imposing presence up front, and no true pass rush to speak of, contributing to the overall weak performance on defense…

David Amerson Is An Interesting Prospect Leading Up to April’s NFL Draft (DetroitLions.com)

David Amerson admittedly spent the 2012 college football season chasing the NCAA interceptions record. As a result, the 6-1, 205-pound cornerback from North Carolina State spent a lot of time chasing receivers with the football down the field. Amerson broke the ACC record with 13 interceptions in 2011. He entered 2012 with a lot of NFL eyes on him, but his stock dropped considerably after a shaky season…

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