ACC Football Daily Links — Is Duke an ACC Title Contender?

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

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Are Blue Devils ACC Contenders? (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Finding six wins on Duke’s football schedule before the season began wasn’t such an easy task for Blue Devils fans. They were told by some sectors of the media this was the season Duke may finally break an 18-year bowl drought. With coach David Cutcliffe entering his fifth season and a veteran quarterback on hand, the culture had finally turned the corner and wins were about to follow…

For Georgia Tech, Al Groh Must Go (Southern Pigskin)

For a Georgia Tech program that was seemingly on the brink of asserting itself as one of the ACC’s premiere programs heading into the season, the 2012 campaign has produced little more than anxiety and frustration for Yellow Jacket fans. An offseason permeating with the clamoring of a potential ACC Coastal Division title has materialized into an underwhelming 2-3 start to the season…

Miami-Notre Dame: What Was Once Great… And Can Be Again (The 7th Floor)

They are different in every way imaginable. The glitz and glamor of South Beach. Rows of corn and two-lane roads in Northern Indiana. Kissing cheerleaders after championships. Touchdown Jesus. Jimmy Johnson and Michael Irvin. Knute Rockne, Lou Holtz, and Rocket Ismael. Bernie, Jim, and Vinny. Joe Montana. Uncle Luke. Rudy. Bad ass, in-your-face attitude from a new program on the national scene…

DeAndre Hopkins Having Career Rebirth (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

DeAndre Hopkins came to coach Dabo Swinney with an unusual request before the season began. He asked to be baptized — in front of his teammates and coaches — after practice. “Never had that request before,” Swinney recalled recently. Hopkins grew up with a mother who preached the word of God to him every day. Though Hopkins was not a troublemaker or a bad boy, he began to feel more of a pull toward his faith…

Tajh Boyd’s Running Giving Clemson Offense a New Dimension (Orange and White)

When Tajh Boyd carried 11 times for 42 yards at Boston College Saturday, it wasn’t necessarily part of Clemson’s game plan. But that’s just fine with coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris. Boyd’s willingness to run shows his comfort with the offense in his second year as the Tigers’ starting quarterback. A year ago, Boyd’s footwork and ability to handle the zone read were liabilities…

Boston College Football: Who Fills Out the 2013 Schedule? (BC Interruption)

The ACC’s decision to go back to an eight-game conference schedule in football leaves a hole in the Eagles 2013 non-conference schedule. Boston College currently has home games against Army and Stony Brook and a road game at USC. Since we now know the timing of Syracuse’s move to the ACC (2013), the previously scheduled non-conference series will slot in as an Atlantic Division game…

Pitt Football: Saddler Has Hopes Set On Big Return (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

When Cam Saddler was asked about the fact that Syracuse has given up a couple of big punt returns this season, Pitt’s always-talkative receiver and return man gave a knowing smile. He’s aware. That’s not to say Saddler was predicting he would break one when the Panthers travel to Syracuse to take on the Orange Friday night at Carrier Dome….

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