ACC Football Daily Links — NC State Lands Penn State Transfer Tim Buckley

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Penn State’s Buckley to Transfer to NC State (News & Observer)

Tim Buckley became the first player to transfer from Penn State’s football program on Monday. Buckley, a safety from Raleigh, will play for N.C. State this season, the school announced on Monday. Buckley, who has four years of eligibility remaining, was listed as a second-string safety on Penn State’s most recent depth chart…

Dabo Swinney Says ACC, Clemson Well-Positioned in College Football (Orange and White)

For Clemson and the ACC, this summer was anything but calm. Constant blogger-fueled rumors that Clemson and Florida State were about to jump to the Big 12 hampered the Tigers’ recruiting and led coach Dabo Swinney to say his program was “1,000 percent committed to the ACC,” which, in turn, fueled a massive upturn with hot prospects…

Lobstergate 2.0: Zack Chibane, Justin Pugh Break School Record Before Big East Runs Out…Again (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Justin Pugh and Zack Chibane came through on their promise to break the Syracuse Orange school record of lobsters eaten at the Big East Media Day Clambake. That they did so under dubious Big East-y conditions made it all the more impressive. The record set by Ryan Durand of seven lobsters fell not once but twice when the two SU lineman decided to split a final lobster and insure that both finished with 7.5 lobsters…

Georgia Tech Football Season Preview: Quarterbacks (From the Rumble Seat)

As we approach this season, there’s one thing we all agree upon from a QB standpoint — Tevin Washington will be starting in Blacksburg come September 3. It makes sense: he’s the only proven QB on the roster, with experience and a very calm, cool, and collected nature to lead the team through Lane Stadium. But what happens from there is yet to be determined…

Mike Glennon Will Be Better, But What About the Offense? (Backing the Pack)

Mike Glennon took a lot from his brother’s experience at Virginia Tech. TOB thinks it helped him make a more seamless transition into a starting role at NC State. “The thing I think he really was good at last year was, he was able to focus on what he had to do and was able to throw all that other stuff out, which is really difficult. I’m sure bits and pieces got in here and there, but he never let on that it was a distraction”…

Q&A With Miami Tailback Mike James (ACC Sports Journal)

With everything surrounding the team, how do you guys stay focused on nothing but football and playing the best you can? “Well, we do a lot of off-the-field things with each other. We go to the beach. We go bowling. We have NCAA tournaments. We sit out in meeting rooms, just you know, guys telling about themselves, starting to get to know each other a little better…

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