ACC Football Daily Links — How Easy Is It To Stop Georgia Tech’s Triple-Option Offense?

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

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dispelling the “Extra Time to Prepare for the Triple-Option Offense” Myth… Again (From the Rumble Seat)

…The conventional wisdom held by sports media and many fans is that a defense preparing for the Triple-Option offense sees their chances for success improve the longer they have to prepare for it. The flawed concept driving this mindset is that the Triple-Option derives its success from a defense’s inability to adjust to assignment football…and not the offense’s ability to execute blocks and make reads…

Frank Beamer Has Steadying Influence on Virginia Tech (The Sporting News)

As Frank Beamer walks into Lefty’s Main Street Grille, a couple greets him, then another does so as he gets to his table and a third does as he leaves. They all tell him he looks great—losing 32 pounds will do that for a man. “I’ll never be fat again,” he says. He couldn’t have looked any better in that tuxedo for his daughter’s wedding, either…

Cutcliffe to Bedeviled Duke Fans: “We’re Going to Make it Happen” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Duke football fans have waited nearly two decades to see their team post a winning record and make a bowl game. No one appreciates that more than David Cutcliffe, Duke’s coach entering his fifth season as the man tasked with ended those droughts. “I told our squad today,” Cutcliffe said. “The real Duke football fan has got to go up to the top of the ladder of the most loyal fans in all of college athletics…

For Now, It Looks Like a Committee Approach for Syracuse Football at Running Back (

It looks like the Syracuse University football offense will end up using several running backs this season – employing different styles depending on the opponent and situation. In Saturday’s scrimmage at Fort Drum, five backs got carries, with junior Jerome Smith and freshman George Morris getting seven apiece…

ACC Coaches Anonymously Scout Their Foes (Athlon Sports)

Boston College: Opposing coaches size up the Eagles: “Losing Montel Harris, that’s big. He is a really good player. I know he had some injury issues, but he was such a big part of what they did. Without him Boston College was a completely different team last year. Fair or not, (Frank) Spaziani’s job security isn’t very good. Their fans don’t want to hear about injuries or excuses…

Youthful, Shuffled Clemson Offensive Line a Reason for Concern (Orange and White)

Almost four years have passed, but the image remains indelible. Shortly after halftime of the inaugural Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, I looked up from my press box seat and noticed a striking visage. Half of the Georgia Dome was full. The other half was virtually empty. The dividing line came precisely where the Alabama and Clemson sections merged, directly in the middle of each end zone…

Boot Camp Leaves Mark on Syracuse Football (New York Post)

The Syracuse University football team had no idea of the transformative experience that awaited them when the team buses pulled through the Iraqi Freedom Gate at this upstate New York post. They had no idea at times their teachers would be men and women their own age, many of whom had been in combat as recently as March and seen their comrades make the ultimate sacrifice…

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