ACC Football Daily Links — Mike London, Virginia Continue Recruiting Binge with Five-Star RB Taquan Mizzell

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Five Star Bayside Running Back Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell Commits to VIrginia (Streaking the Lawn)

Virginia scored a massive commitment for their 2013 class on Tuesday, when star running back Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell announced for the Cavaliers. Smoke made the announcement at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, over fellow finalists West Virginia and North Carolina…

Gene DeFilippo’s Retirement Sparks Calls For Boston College And UConn To Bury The Hatchet (BC Interruption)

With Boston College A.D. Gene DeFilippo set to retire on September 30, the speculation has already begun on many aspects of the Eagles’ athletic future: Will Spaziani be fired at the end of the season? Will the school elevate men’s lacrosse to varsity? Will the school return to the Big East (hahaha, no)? Will BC and UConn end the New England Cold War and play in football and basketball?

Terps’ Devin Burns Settling in at New Position: Third-String Quarterback (Washington Post)

The morning after Maryland starting quarterback C.J. Brown tore the ACL in his right knee and was lost for the season, Devin Burns went to Coach Randy Edsall with a proposition. The sophomore offered to switch from wide receiver to quarterback to help provice depth behind two freshmen without college game experience, pointing out to Edsall that he had played the position to some acclaim in high school…

Pitt QB Tino Sunseri Looks to Prove Critics Wrong in 2012 (CBS Sports)

A forgettable 2011 season rife with criticism from former Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham may have left a weaker quarterback bruised, battered and possibly contemplating leaving the sport. But for Tino Sunseri, this season provides a chance to grow. In a blue-collar city of tireless workers, Sunseri has developed thick enough skin to put last season in the rear-view mirror…

Brent Venables Concerned About Clemson Defense’s Depth (Orange and White)

As the “camp” portion of Clemson’s preseason practice drew to a close Tuesday, defensive coordinator Brent Venables said his unit remained “a work in progress.” “We’ve still got a lot of work ahead,” Venables said. “The next 10 days will be critical. It’ll be a process all year long. We’ve got to continue to get better, improve on little things. It’s a process that requires daily investment, it’s not going to happen overnight…

UVa Offensive Tackles Among Nation’s Best (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Virginia coach Mike London is biased (as he should be when it comes to his players) but he’s also right – the Cavaliers might have one of the nation’s best offensive tackle duos in Morgan Moses and Oday Aboushi. Both are on the preseason watch lists for the Outland and Lombardi trophies. Both started all 13 games last year. And both can play either side, left or right, protect the quarterback’s blind side or help off the edge…

BC Trio in a Rush (Boston Globe)

Whenever Boston College’s Andre Williams hears people label him a power back, the 5-foot-11-inch, 220-pounder can’t help but think that his 4.3 40-yard dash time would beg to differ. But if anything his speed only chases his size. “Two-twenty running a 4.3 40,” said Tahj Kimble, his partner in the backfield. “Ain’t nobody trying to get in front of that”…

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