ACC Football Daily Links — What’s Next for Maryland After C.J. Brown’s Season-Ending Injury?

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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

C.J. Brown Out for Season: Where Maryland Goes From Here (Testudo Times)

Injury strikes every sports team, without exception. It’s just a reality of playing the games. Certain teams get hit harder than others, either through the sheer amount of injuries or the specific ones that do happen. Maryland is a team that came into this year positioned to get hit hard by a severe injury due to a terrible season last year that led to a mass exodus from the program and a lack of depth all around…

Ryan Nassib Mastering Balancing Act (ESPN’s Big East Blog)

Nathaniel Hackett couldn’t help but crack a laugh when told that Ryan Nassib said he wants to play within himself this season. “That makes me happy,” Syracuse’s offensive coordinator said of his quarterback. “He’s listening to me.” That may just be the biggest key for Nassib to finish his Orange career on a strong note…

Fedora’s New Defense Aims to Confuse ACC (Fox Sports Carolinas)

North Carolina’s dramatic transformation from employing a pro-style offense for many years to a spread offense has garnered a great deal of attention along Tobacco Road. But as interesting, and perhaps as significant a change, is UNC’s new 4-2-5 attacking defense. Actually, at times it will be a 3-3-5, a 4-3, and a 3-4. What’s so fascinating is that the Tar Heels can switch schemes without swapping in personnel…

Is This the Year Hokies WR Marcus Davis Becomes a Star? (Washington Post)

The moment Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis arrived on campus four years ago, he was hailed as one of the best athletes to ever come through the program. Teammates and coaches were in awe over how a 6-foot-4, 234-pound specimen could have a school-record 43-inch vertical jump and run the 40-yard dash in less than 4.4 seconds…

Benjamin Gives Florida State a Tall Target at Wide Receiver (Macon Telegraph)

Four years after Kelvin Benjamin stepped on a football field for the first time in his life, and before he has played a down at Florida State, Benjamin’s current and former coaches believe the receiver is on the cusp of stardom. And even “stardom” is understating Benjamin’s potential according to his former high school coach at Glades Central, Fla., Jessie Hester…

Former Hurricanes Star Settles in at Faulkner (Montgomery Advertiser)

Dismissed from the University of Miami football team last month, star safety Ray-Ray Armstrong went through his first practice with a new team Wednesday. Afterward, Armstrong would only talk about his hopes at Faulkner University and not about what happened with the Hurricanes or how it might affect his NFL future…

Gold Standard or Tulip Bulbs? The Big East and the Overall Sports TV Rights Market (Frank the Tank’s Slant)

…This leads to continuing rumors of the ACC getting raided by the already raided Big 12 simply based on TV money*. (* It’s August 15th, which was supposed to be the deadline for ACC schools such as Florida State and Clemson to bail for the Big 12.  Where are the “done deals” that were supposedly ironclad a few months ago?)…

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