ACC Football Daily Links — Media Days Kick Off, John Swofford Declares League Future Secure

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

Monday, July 23, 2012

Swofford Hails ACC Future As Secure, Laments ‘Irresponsible’ Reporting on Conference’s Future (Daily Press)

As he has throughout this turbulent offseason, ACC commissioner John Swofford on Sunday hailed the conference as strong, secure and stable. “There’s just plus after plus after plus,” Swofford said at the league’s annual preseason football media function. This runs counter to the various death knells pronounced in blogs and on Twitter, and attributed to “sources” who knew, just knew, that Florida State and Clemson would bail for the Big 12…

ACC Quarterbacks, Glennon and Renner Included, Inspire Hope of Raising league’s Profile (Charlotte Observer)

Mike Glennon and Bryn Renner have known each other since they were “little,” Renner said, and in some ways they grew up together on the basketball courts and football fields they shared in northern Virginia. Now quarterbacks at rival schools, they recently reconnected earlier this month in an airport terminal….

Notre Dame and ACC Are a Fit For Worse or Better (News & Observer)

Although commissioner John Swofford didn’t shed light on the matter Sunday, count me among those who think Notre Dame will one day be a football and basketball playing member of the ACC. At the beginning of the league’s annual preseason football Kickoff Sunday at Greensboro’s Grandover Resort, Swofford sidestepped a question about the possibility of Notre Dame eventually adding to the ACC membership…

Once An Unknown, Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas Becomes a Star (Washington Post)

The last time Georgia Tech’s Jeremiah Attaochu was in the same place as Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas, Attaochu threw a punch. But in their latest encounter, at the ACC’s annual football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., the Yellow Jackets linebacker couldn’t stop praising his former adversary. It seems a friendly text message from Attaochu – “You’re a D-end playing quarterback”…

Tar Heel Defense Ready to Attack (Durham Herald-Sun)

When Larry Fedora arrived at North Carolina, he didn’t just promise a fast-paced, exciting offense. He also brought an aggressive 4-2-5 defense — the same formation that Southern Miss used when it returned a BCS-record nine interceptions for touchdowns under Fedora last season…

Ebenezer Ogundeko Delays Decision Until December. Blame Clemson (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

The Syracuse Orange have been hearing for months that Augustus Edwards and Ebenezer Ogundeko were a package deal. That may still be true but we’re going to have to wait a while to find out. Ogundeko was scheduled to announce his college choice on Tuesday but has now cancelled that presser and will wait until December to announce his choice…

Better Know a Pitt Football Position: Running Back (Cardiac Hill)

We move from a position of dread to one of excitement. Pitt, over the past few years, has produced several NFL running backs, from LaRod Stephens-Howling to LeSean McCoy and now Dion Lewis. And yet despite all these changes, Pitt still manages to find yet another NFL caliber running back…

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