ACC Football Daily Links — Calculating Win Total Probabilities For Each ACC School in 2012

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ACC Football 2012: Projecting the Probability of Each Potential Finish In Conference For Every Team! (Tomahawk Nation)

With only four days until the ACC football kicks off, it’s time for my annual look at the ACC, complete with my projections. Using the known Vegas spreads, and the available projected spreads, and adjusting for injury, preceding and proceeding games, I projected the chance of each team winning in every ACC game…

Orange Embracing Challenging Slate (ESPN’s Big East Blog)

As an offensive lineman at Syracuse two decades ago, Doug Marrone played games at Nebraska, Florida and Penn State, among other hostile environments. As the New Orleans Saints’ offensive coordinator in his previous post, Marrone saw Jermon Bushrod rise from an intimidated rookie to a Pro Bowl left tackle after initial poundings from top NFL pass-rushers…

Syracuse Football: Why the Orange Will Finish… 9-3 (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

If you put a gun to my head and ask me if I expect the 2012 Syracuse Orange to win nine games this season, I would say no. I would also tell you to please put the gun down and that it was an extreme over-reaction on your part to put a gun to my head because I would have answered the questions honestly even without it…

Wolfpack Ready for Tennessee Test (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Trying to underscore the importance of N.C. State’s season-opening game versus Tennessee on Friday night in Atlanta would be a fruitless venture. It’s big. Really big. The Wolfpack under Tom O’Brien has had two previous chances to start seasons versus SEC teams, losing both times to South Carolina in games that saw NCSU generate a total of just 271 yards and three points…

2012 LBs: Senior Leadership (Streaking the Lawn)

This year’s defense boasts just 3 seniors in the starting lineup. One is DT Will Hill, who we covered earlier. The other two are both LBs and are both three year starters. MLB Steve Greer and WLB LaRoy Reynolds are the two most accomplished players on the Wahoo defense this year, and they are going to be counted on the lead this defense both on the field and off it…

NC State a Team on the Rise (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

The talk is growing louder again about NC State. Given all the talent returning, given how close it has come to winning an ACC title before, could this be the season the Wolfpack finally puts it all together? Some folks say yes. So the dark horse label has been firmly affixed onto this team as it gets ready for a huge opener against Tennessee on Friday night in the Georgia Dome…

Punting Looms Large as Virginia Tech Prepares for Opener vs. Georgia Tech (Daily Press)

Virginia Tech has lost four season-openers since joining the ACC. Two were against eventual national champions: Southern California in 2004 and Alabama in ’09. So give the Hokies a pass there. The others were to teams they should have beaten: East Carolina in 2008 and Boise State in 2010. The ECU and Boise defeats can be traced directly to blocked punts, a common thread worth mentioning…

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