ACC Football Daily Links — Penn State Tight End Kevin Haplea Transfers to Florida State

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kevin Haplea Q&A: What Impact Will Penn State Transfer Have on Florida State? (Tomahawk Nation)

With the news that Penn State tight end Kevin Haplea is transferring to Florida State, FSU fans have asked several questions about the move via Twitter and Facebook. Most were already answered in our story, but since it is quite long, here’s a breakdown. Is Haplea immediately eligible?Yes, thanks to NCAA rule. Haplea is a junior and is also eligible for a redshirt… 2012 Preseason All-ACC Team (CBS Sports)

Offense: Quarterbacks: EJ Manuel, Florida State – Injuries and close losses put a damper on EJ Manuel’s first full season as the Seminoles’ starting quarterback, but I think 2012 will be the season he – and Florida State – put the pieces together for an ACC crown. With a healthier and much-improved offensive line, Manuel should have the time to spread the ball around to an abundance of talented receivers…

Pitt RB Ray Graham Says Knee Feels Good (ESPN’s Big East Blog)

When Pitt running back Ray Graham is healthy, there is no question he is among the top players in the Big East. But we don’t know just how healthy Graham is yet. His first true test begins when Pitt opens camp Sunday as Graham makes his return from a torn ACL in his right knee. Graham says his knee feels good, but coach Paul Chryst prefers to be cautious with his star player and won’t rush him back too quickly…

Georgia Tech Football Season Preview: B-Backs (From the Rumble Seat)

After having three straight seasons of 1,300+ yards out of the feature B-back, the departures of Jon Dwyer and Anthony Allen to the NFL left an open competition to be the successor in 2011. That competition, as we know, was won by former QB David Sims, who catapulted from last to first on the depth chart over the course of Fall practice last year. Unfortunately, the results didn’t measure up to previous years…

Clemson Must Develop Tackle Depth on Young Offensive Line (Orange and White)

If you think Clemson’s projected starting offensive line is inexperienced, look at the backups. When the Tigers begin preseason practice Friday, the projected starters at tackle – junior Brandon Thomas and sophomore Gifford Timothy – will have one combined career start at the position (Thomas last fall vs. N.C. State)…

Syracuse WR Kyle Foster Out for Year With “Lower Body Injury” (Troy Nunes is An Absolute Magician)

The Syracuse Orange receiving corps are kinda-sorta in a good place. In theory, we’ve got two studs up top with Sir Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales. After that is a bevy of young receivers desperate to prove their place in the rotation. Unfortunately, Doug Marrone announced today that one of those receivers will have to wait until next year…

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