ACC Football Daily Links — Is Dabo Swinney on the Hot Seat at Clemson?

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

Friday, August 10, 2012

Swinney’s Hot Seat Part of Nature at Clemson (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Dabo Swinney is on the hot seat, says several college football preseason publications and a whole host of other online outlets.  Even though he led Clemson to its first ACC title in two decades and the Orange Bowl last year, Swinney hasn’t sparked confidence in too many onlookers, including among the Clemson faithful. But, if truth be told, that’s the nature of being the head football coach at Clemson…

Running Game, Not QB Controversy, Will Key 2012 Virginia Football Success (Streaking the Lawn)

This offseason, the focus of UVA football discussion has been on the quarterback position. This is no surprise. First of all, it is football, where the focus is always on the quarterback position. Secondly, the Hoos have had a pretty eventful few months at QB. After all, Mike London scored highly touted transfer Phillip Sims, who was granted an NCAA wavier to play right away for the Hoos…

Wake Forest Secondary Shaping Up to Be Among Best in ACC (Blogger So Dear)

In 2010 the Wake Forest secondary was getting abused and embarrassed week after week en route to what could be considered one of the worst in the history of Demon Deacon football. The defense overall gave up 35.8 points per game, while the secondary allowed over 2800 passing yards, 29 touchdowns (to only 11 turnovers), and a shocking 62% completion percentage…

Pitt WR Street Likes What He Sees In New Coach (Sports Illustrated)

Well into the first week of training camp under a new coach, Pitt wide receiver Devin Street likes what he sees. Street, a junior who will be counted on heavily this season as the Panthers develop a chemistry under coach Paul Chryst, had 53 catches for 754 yards and two touchdowns last season. But he wants more this season, as Pitt closes out its run in the Big East…

Syracuse DE Deon Goggins: A True Champ (ESPN’s Big East Blog)

The clothing line happened on a whim, really. The football? Well, the football would have to wait. You see, Deon Goggins knew he was never really done with football. Not after giving up the sport his last two years of high school. Not after going into business as a bona fide T-shirt designer, his unique Ch@mps logo the product of some fiddling around on the computer with friends one night…

Terps’ Stefon Diggs Shrugs Off High Expectations (Washington Times)

A modest crowd, hardly huge but still noticeable, congregated around Maryland freshman Stefon Diggs just hours before the wide receiver would go through his first college practice. It was an uncommon sight in College Park, where recruits who generate nearly unanimous hosannas only rarely opt to spend their careers…

Fun With Football Recruiting Maps: Big 4 Leave Heavy Footprint in NC, GA, FL (Greensboro News-Record)

So, recruiting site 247Sports.com has this cool feature where it keeps a database of all the recruits a school has offered. OpenHeatMap.com allows users to make density maps pretty easily if they can wield a spreadsheet. That sounds like a dangerous recipe when taken in tandem and placed in the hands of us here at the blog…

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2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Is Dabo Swinney on the Hot Seat at Clemson?

  1. Dabo will be fine this year as long as Sammy stays out of trouble. But I don’t think Sammy will have any more mishaps again, he is a good kid with a big heart. The real question is how will Venables do with a young defense this year….let’s go Clemson Tigers!

    John, if you’d like to have your posts show up on my new fan page just shoot me an email and lets talk.

    • I agree. I think Dabo should stick around, but he needs to establish a more consistent record of nine- and 10-win seasons to ensure he’s brought the program back. Given how extreme the penalty for Watkins was (Dabo said he’d done everything that was asked of him and he still got two games), I wouldn’t be shocked if the receiver was released with another infraction. Yes, he’s one of the nation’s best receivers, but it appears they’re taking a hard-line on behavioral issues.

      Venables is one of the country’s most intriguing offseason hires, and I’m excited to see how he does with the Clemson D. His last few years at OU weren’t nearly as impressive as the early ones, so the Tigers need to hope they’re getting a vintage version of the coach.

      And feel free to post any articles you’d like to share. I’ll email you to talk further if you’d like.

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