ACC Football Daily Links — ACC & Notre Dame Win Big With College Football Playoffs

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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

ACC, SEC and Notre Dame Amongst Biggest Winners of BCS Playoff System (Forbes)

I was in the kitchen when the good news came out, but I was still immediately informed thanks to one of my roommates happily yelling it from his room. Similar reactions doubtlessly erupted across the country as college football fans learned that their favorite sport would finally, after so many years, use a playoff system to decide each season’s champion. It’s about damn time…

Playoff Format Offers Scant Opportunity For ACC Teams (Greenville Online)

Anticipation for a major college football playoff has been building for decades, so forgive me if this makes it sound like the Atlantic Coast Conference is not really going to be a part of The Greatest Thing That Ever Happened.The ACC is a part of the grand design…

Football Playoff Good News For ACC (Winston-Salem Journal)

The four-team football playoff plan buries most BCS baggage and keeps ACC economic hopes alive for 12 seasons. The Big East will disappear as a heavyweight eating at the main table in two years, leaving four power leagues (SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12) and the semi-powerful ACC, now operating as the fifth wheel…

Why Not Georgia Tech? (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Earlier today, you had a chance to vote for which team from the ACC would be the first to represent the conference in the sport’s first playoff game. At last glance, Virginia Tech was leading the way. While that’s understandable, I have to admit I was a bit surprised not to see Florida State or Clemson as the top vote-getter…

Maryland Ushers In Year 2 Of Edsall Era With More Accessibility (Baltimore Sun)

There was a lectern waiting for Randy Edsall as he walked briskly to the front of the Gossett Football Team House auditorium to open a session with the media Tuesday. But the Maryland football coach sidestepped the lectern and chose instead to lean up against a set of wooden cabinets as he fielded reporters’ questions — a less formal posture…

Previewing the Season: Week 1 — Miami at Boston College (The 7th Floor)

The 2011 season ended with a bitter and unceremonious upset loss at home to a 4-8 Boston College team playing for nothing but pride. A team that started its season with home losses to Northwestern and Duke and a road blowout loss to UCF. But that didn’t stop the Eagles from being the hungrier, faster, and tougher team on that day in a shocking 24-17 loss at Sun Life Stadium…

Was Pitt the Right Fit for Tom Savage? (SB Nation Pittsburgh)

Earlier this week, former Rutgers and Arizona quarterback Tom Savage made the move to transfer to Pitt. He isn’t eligible to play in 2012 due to NCAA transfer rules, but he should be in line to play in 2013. Should is the operative word, since Savage is in a bit of a unique situation. Big East rules stipulate that a player cannot suit up (at least in football) for another program within the conference…

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