ACC Football Daily Links — Former Alabama QB Phillip Sims Granted Transfer Waiver to Play for Virginia in 2012

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

NCAA Grants QB Phillip Sims Transfer Waiver (Streaking the Lawn)

Phillip Sims, quarterback transfer from Alabama, has been granted a release by the NCAA this evening and will be eligible to play immediately, per a UVA release. With NCAA approval, Sims will enter UVA as a redshirt sophomore. Because he had already sat out a year in Tuscaloosa, a waiver denial would have cost him a full year of eligibility…

Tech’s Days Working on Passing Form (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Georgia Tech quarterback Synjyn Days is open to playing another position, but should make a strong push at quarterback when the Yellow Jackets’ fall camp opens at the beginning of August. Days has been working with a private quarterback coach and feels he’s making progress as a passer. “I feel like I’m getting a lot better with my throwing,” Days said…

Dante Phillips Update: Dante Phillips’ Stepfather Tells CaneSport That Phillips Wants to Be at Miami (The 7th Floor)

A little background on Dante Phillips, since we haven’t covered him much yet. Phillips is a four-star recruit from the 2012 class, rated by Rivals as follows: No. 9 defensive tackle, No. 24 player in the state of Florida, No. 120 player overall. Phillips committed to the University of Florida, but was officially denied entry to the school on July 2…

Swinney Gives Clemson Bang for the Buck (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

When Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was hired in 2009, his original contract was for a base salary of $900,000. Since then, he has won two Atlantic Division titles and an ACC championship. When Maryland coach Randy Edsall was hired last year, he signed a contract worth $2 million per year for six years. Since then, he has won two games…

Three Reasons: Why Florida State Will Not Win the ACC (Orlando Sentinel)

As the long march toward the ACC Kickoff and the unofficial start of the latest college football season continues, the Chopping Block is taking a look this week at the reasons why the Florida State Seminoles will win a conference championship this season… and (just to be fair) the reasons why they won’t…

Virginia Tech’s D.J. Coles Eager for Senior Season (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

A fierce and muscular bulldog grips a partially deflated football in his jaws. The image is a tattoo emblazoned on D.J. Coles’ left biceps. Coles, a senior wide receiver at Virginia Tech, first got the ink done while playing football for the Bulldogs at Goochland High School. At the time, the dog filled his modest biceps nicely…

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