ACC Football Daily Links — Clemson Offense Regains Big-Play Ability With Sammy Watkins

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Big-Play Passing Game Was Lacking Without Sammy Watkins (Orange and White)

Two games into year two of the system, Chad Morris’ offense is looking pretty good. The Tigers are ahead of 2011 averages at this point in total yards (527 to 472), passing yards (290 to 266), rushing yards (237 to 206), and plays per game (85.5 to 70) among more categories. Clemson ranks ninth nationally in third down percentage (57.14), over the 43.3 percent conversion to start against Troy and Wofford last year…

The Best 0-2 Team in the Nation: Why the Syracuse Orange Can Win the Big East (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

I am that really optimistic fan most people are but try really hard to ignore when walking out onto the Vegas Strip. I pick the Steelers to go 16-0 every season, have waited for the Pirates to go .500 for the last 19 years, and wrote this about the Orange last season. Before you all discredit everything I am about to say let’s clear up some major premises of my article that I think most people will agree are fact at this point…

Deacs Embracing Underdog Role (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

When it comes to expectations for Florida State and Wake Forest, there is a clear dividing line between the haves and have-nots of college football, and that’s how Wake safety Daniel Mack prefers it. “I kind of like being the underdog,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “There are no expectations placed on you. You just go out there and do your best…

Offensive Line Needs to Rise Up if Virginia is to Upset Georgia Tech (Daily Press)

Virginia tailbacks Perry Jones and Kevin Parks rushed for a combined 235 yards last season against Georgia Tech. That’s more ground production than the entire team has generated through two games this season.So might Saturday’s game road test against the Yellow Jackets be timed ideally for the Cavaliers’ ailing running attack? Georgia Tech arrived in Charlottesville last October 6-0 and ranked 12th nationally…

Tyler Not Too Nice to Lead Tech’s Defense (WSLS-TV NBC10)

He didn’t need to return the shoe. If there’s one criticism senior linebacker Bruce Taylor has of teammate Jack Tyler’s performance so far this season, that’s it. “He’s too nice,” Taylor said of Tyler, the Virginia Tech football team’s leading tackler in each of its first two games. “At the point of attack, he’s as physical as they come. But certain little things, I always try to get on him. You’re a defensive player…

Whether You Like it or Not, it Starts (From the Rumble Seat)

Let’s face it, quarterback is the most important position in football, regardless of the scheme. He handles the ball on (nearly) every snap, makes decisions on protection, decides who to throw the ball to, and in some cases has the freedom to override the coach’s playcall. These reasons are why everyone in football puts too much blame on the quarterback when the team loses and too much credit on him when the team wins…

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