ACC Football Daily Links — Conference Realignment: Is Florida-State-to-Big-12 Momentum Slowing?

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FSU-to-Big-12 Rumors Doused? President Says Expect No New News Coming (Orlando Sentinel)

If you think Florida State is moving from the ACC to the Big 12 sometime this summer, school president Eric Barron has a message for you: fat chance. While he may not have used those exact words, they more than adequately sum up his comments to reporters immediately following the university’s board of trustees meeting here Friday morning…

Use of Chartered Planes Useful, Successful for Florida State (USA Today)

In the final days before they nailed down their 2011 recruiting class, which eventually would be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the country by a variety of recruiting services, Florida State’s football coaches were frantically trying to tie up loose ends. Through the extensive use of chartered planes and jets, Jimbo Fisher and his assistant coaches scurried back and forth across the Southeast and into Texas, Oklahoma and New Jersey…

Who’s Playing, Who’s Pretending? Clemson Has Top Non-Conference Schedule Among ACC, SEC Teams (Orange and White)

Non-conference schedule: dodge or fight? There are two ways to go about it, and according to Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel, two of college football’s power conferences – the SEC and the Big 12 – are taking the low road. In his blog on the newspaper’s website, Tramel took dead aim at the SEC – “the king of college football…the king of the wuss schedule”…

ACC Football 2012 Predictions (Athlon Sports)

The media and others may have jumped the gun by anointing Florida State as the class of the ACC’s Atlantic Division in 2011, but the rest of the division will be hard-pressed to keep the Seminoles out of the conference title game again this fall. FSU brings back nine starters from a defense that ranked among the top five in the country in several categories…

Virginia Tech a Darkhorse for National Title (FS Carolinas)

While Florida State and Clemson grab the lion’s share of national attention for preseason ACC football, lurking behind the scenes will be the league’s most consistent and best program of the past decade. It’s  possible that Virginia Tech, not the Seminoles or Tigers, could work its way into the national title picture in 2012…

Demographic Trends, Parochial Schools and the Future of Boston College Football (BC Interruption)

In their latest ESPNU College Football podcast, Ivan Maisel and Beano Cook discuss the various college football playoff proposals and the merits of each proposal. When they got around to discussing the four conference championship playoff format, Cook brought up the fact that this isn’t fair to football independents — namely Notre Dame, but also Army, BYU and Navy (which plans to join the Big East by 2015)…

Despite Football Stumbles, Pitt Still a Fit in the ACC (Cardiac Hill)

Just a couple of years ago, Pitt’s football program seemed to be flying high. From 2008 – 2010, they averaged nine wins and were seeing their most success in 30 years. That wasn’t enough, though, as Dave Wannstedt was unable to get the Panthers into the BCS and was let go…

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2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Conference Realignment: Is Florida-State-to-Big-12 Momentum Slowing?

  1. Interesting post on the Clemson blog. One thing of note – Florida State was originally scheduled to play West Virginia, so if that game hadn’t been lost (and replaced with Savannah State), FSU would not have been 22nd on the list – they would have been 3rd.

    • Completely agree. Also of note, Syracuse would probably rank pretty highly on there as well (if they’d been included). Playing USC (neutral), Missouri (away) and Northwestern (home) is a pretty imposing slate for a team looking to make a statement this season.

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