ACC Football Daily Links — Dabo Swinney Expects Clemson to Rely Heavily on Sophomores in 2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dabo Swinney Says Sophomores Will Spell Out Clemson’s 2012 Fate (Orange and White)

A year ago, Dabo Swinney said the story of Clemson’s season was told by its freshmen. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins had one of the best debuts ever by a wideout, winning national freshman of the year honors and becoming just the third true freshman to become an AP first-team All-American. This year? Same story – with a twist. Those freshmen are now sophomores, and they’ll be relied upon heavily…

Syracuse Officially Joining ACC Early, Creating Potential 2013 ACC Schedules (The 7th Floor)

It’s odd the Big East will not officially vote to terminate Syracuse’s membership in the conference until July 1, 2013. Huh? The Carrier Dome have an outstanding credit issue? Guess they want to see those beige burlap sacks with green dollar signs on the table before they can give to go ahead…

Cutcliffe; QB Needs to Be More Decisive (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Duke coach David Cutcliffe has imparted what he calls a George Patton principal to quarterback Sean Renfree: “Make a decision and do it like hell.” Indecisive throws that lead to interceptions? Not this year, Cutcliffe said. “You can’t play afraid,” Cutcliffe said. “You’re going to throw more interceptions playing a little cautious than you are playing aggressively in my opinion…

Expectations High for Georgia Tech’s OL (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Georgia Tech offensive guard Will Jackson remembers walking off the plane on his way home from the Sun Bowl last year, looking around at his fellow linemen, and thinking, ‘we get everybody back.’ “We’re not losing anybody up front,” he said. “Not just the first team, but guys who were backups. Everybody is back. It was kind of that moment where you’re like, ‘this is going to have to be the unit to kind of carry the team…

Wake Forest Football Roster Breakdown: Running Backs (Blogger So Dear)

Today we are continuing our look at the Wake Forest football roster with a breakdown of the running backs. In case you missed it, RAJohnston covered the QB situation yesterday. After a disappointing injury-filled year in which Orville Reynolds ended up burning his redshirt against Notre Dame, the Deacs look to get their running game back on track in 2012…

UNC’s Cooper Recognized For Off-the-Field Contributions (Wilmington Star News)

North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper has already been included on the preseason watch lists for the prestigious Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award. Tuesday, the Hoggard High graduate was nominated for an award that recognizes his off-the-field accomplishments. Cooper is one of 117 college football players nationally to be recognized for his community service contributions…

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