ACC Football Daily Links — Notre Dame, ACC Confirm Orange Bowl Talks

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Notre Dame Confirms ACC, Orange Bowl Discussions (Chicago Tribune)

Notre Dame and the ACC indeed have talked, though there’s only one topic both sides will cop to: The Orange Bowl. Notre Dame officially confirmed discussions with the ACC about entry into the league’s anchor bowl game in the new college football postseason landscape, which is perhaps a slight departure from athletic director Jack Swarbrick’s initial vision of flexibility in bowl destinations…

Robert Nkemdiche Might Have More Leverage Than You Think With Clemson (Orange and White)

Let’s get one thing clear, right from the start: recruiting is about relationships. Building them. Cultivating them. Nourishing them. And doing whatever you need to do to keep them productive. In that sense, nothing has changed with Clemson’s ongoing Robert Nkemdiche saga. It’s just a lot more public – and, potentially, a lot more embarrassing…

Syracuse Football Hopes Augustus Edwards, the First Half of Package Deal, Commits Tuesday (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Here’s what we know about Staten Island running back Augustus Edwards and Brooklyn defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko. Augustus Edwards is rated three stars by Rivals (and the No. 3 New York State recruit), three stars by ESPN and three stars by Scout. Ebenezer Ogundeko is rated four stars by Rivals (and the No. 1 New York State recruit), four stars by ESPN and three stars by Scout…

Bobby Bowden Gets the “Dadgum Engines” Started at Daytona (Orlando Sentinel)

Good Monday morning to you. Here’s something that will hopefully get your week off to a good, cheerful and energetic start. In case you missed it, over the weekend, former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden was on hand at Daytona International Speedway, where he served as grand marshal for the Coke Zero 400…

Football Wins Can Help Academic Reputation, Economists Say (Boston Herald)

College football coaches might have more to worry about than the high expectations of their faithful fans. A big season might help enhance their universities’ academic reputations, too. According to a working paper published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, winning on the field also increases donations, applications, academic reputation…

How Much Money Does FSU Need to Support an Elite Football Program? (Tomahawk Nation)

I’ve been mulling over this question for a few weeks, and I suspect some of you may have thought of similar questions during the conference expansion charade. In fact, just a few days ago Nattylite wrote a great article about how FSU’s athletic department has managed to accomplish significant achievements despite its financial disadvantages…

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