ACC Football Daily Links — Virginia QB Position Still Up in the Air Between Sims, Rocco

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 QBs: Is Michael Rocco Still Set to Start at QB? (Streaking the Lawn)

In a word? Yes. However, the situation really is not that simple. Let’s keep in mind that Rocco and David Watford split time at QB for much of last season. Rocco put up decent numbers on the season (222/366 for 2671 yards with 12 TDs and 13 INTs for a QB efficiency of 127). Those numbers are good, but not great (that QB efficiency ranked 68th in the nation)…

Pitt Football: Rushel Shell Talks About Acceptance of Possible Red Shirt (Cardiac Hill)

A few months back, I threw out the idea of Pitt potentially redshirting Isaac Bennett. Sounds crazy now, right? Bennett has ripped through the spring and fall and with the uncertainty still surrounding Ray Graham, there’s no chance that happens. But does that mean Pitt needs to play Graham, Bennett, and freshman Rushel Shell this season?…

It’s Official: ACC is Now Wisconsin’s Farm Club for Quarterbacks (Wilmington Star-News)

Say what you want about the quality of football in the ACC. For all of its shortcomings, the league is rapidly gaining a positive nationally reputation for at least one thing. Producing quarterbacks at Wisconsin. The ACC officially became the Badgers farm club Sunday when Maryland transfer and 2010 league Rookie of the Year Danny O’Brien was named by coach Bret Bielema as Wisconsin’s starter for its Sept. 1 season opener against Northern Iowa…

Time For FSU To Be a Big-Boy Program Again (Florida Times-Union)

One of these years, the Florida State Seminoles are going to rise up and meet these highfalutin’ expectations that keep being attached to college football’s team of the ’90s. This underachieving kick they’ve been on is getting nearly as old as Burt Reynolds’ last meaningful acting credit…

UNC’s Renner Working to be More Mobile (News & Observer)

One of the most glaring questions that emerged at North Carolina after Larry Fedora became coach was this: How would Bryn Renner, who fits the mold of a traditional drop-back quarterback, fit into Fedora’s spread offense, which works best with a mobile quarterback? Nearing the end of camp, Renner has impressed his teammates and Fedora with his understanding of the offense…

Maryland Youth Movement in the Backfield (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Over the past several years, the Maryland backfield has produced few — if any — concerns. Guys like Da’Rel Scott and Davin Meggett were known quantities. When they finished their careers, they ended up as some of the top rushers in school history. But headed into this season, there are far fewer players established in the backfield. Scratch that. There are no established players in the backfield…

Is This the Year Duke Makes it to Bowl Eligibility? (Carolina March)

I’m trying something different with my football preview this year. Instead of predicting every ACC game – often hilariously incorrect, of course – I’m taking an optimistic view of the upcoming season. Every team can win on any given Saturday, in theory at least. So let’s take a look at he best case scenarios over the next few week or so, shall we? And let’s begin with Duke…

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