ACC Football Daily Links — Can Miami Win the ACC in 2012?

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Can the Hurricanes Win the ACC in 2012? (Athlon Sports)

Thanks to a 4-1 start and three wins in ACC play, Miami has some momentum entering its Week 6 matchup against Notre Dame. The Hurricanes were picked by many to finish fifth in the Coastal but are in position to make some noise in the division. Is Miami a Legitimate ACC Title Contender? Coach George Welsh, former head coach of Navy and Virginia and current voting member of the Legends Poll…

Duke Not Ready to Celebrate Just Yet (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Duke is ahead of Virginia Tech in the Coastal Division standings this week. Let that sink in for a minute. At 4-1, the program is off to its best start since 1994. Duke has won three straight heading into Saturday’s game against Virginia, and it’s only two wins away from being bowl eligible for the first time in almost two decades. Nobody in Durham, though, is doing backflips just yet…

Amerson’s Struggles Painful for NC State (Fox Sports Carolinas)

When asked Monday about junior cornerback David Amerson’s struggles this season, N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien said the “film doesn’t lie.” Amerson led the nation with 13 interceptions a year ago and began this season as the front-runner for a few notable national awards. He was in the top 10 in every NFL mock draft. His highest current spot in any reputable mock draft in ninth, and in most he’s dropped into the middle of the first round…

Duke’s Emphasis on Third Down Creating Scoring Opportunities (News & Observer)

Every Tuesday, after his media obligations are complete, Duke coach David Cutcliffe and his staff spend the rest of the afternoon meeting about third-down situations. “It’s very tedious,” he said. “You can’t predict everything that’s going to happen, but you’ve got to have a good plan. One of the things we’ve done is we’ve leaned on what we do, and what we’re very familiar with…

Virginia Tech Football Remains Confident Reentering ACC Play, Despite Setbacks (Washington Post)

In the days since Virginia Tech suffered its second loss in three games, offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring approached quarterback Logan Thomas asking for input. Given the team’s sluggish passing attack and penchant for slow starts this year, the coach wanted to know what Thomas’s five favorite pass plays were. “So I gave him a list of 10 instead,” Thomas said Tuesday…

Boston College Football: Gold Alternate Uniform Review (BC Interruption)

When I got into Alumni Stadium on Saturday and saw Baldwin running around the field in a gold uniform, I kinda figured that the team was going to run out wearing a new uniform. The Eagles mascot must have made a quick change in the locker room before running onto the field, but still managed to ruin the surprise. Good job, good effort, Baldwin…

Virginia Football: The Lost Stars of 2009 (Streaking the Lawn)

Like a lot of Virginia fans, I’m spending a lot of time these days trying to figure out the source of the football team’s troubles. It’s a fruitless endeavor — I can’t affect anything — but three straight frustrating losses will do that to you. Longtime Roanoke Times writer Doug Doughty recently pointed to the weakness of Al Groh’s final recruiting classes as the culprit. It’s a great piece that I think every Virginia fan should read…

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