ACC Football Daily Links — Duke Football Finally Finding Success in its 100th Season

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

Friday, October 12, 2012

At Duke, A Reason to Cheer in the 100th Season (The New York Times)

Duke is celebrating its 100th season of college football. It only seems that long since the Blue Devils last posted a winning record. But on this basketball-crazed campus, football has suddenly become something more than a calendar filler while counting down the days until the season tips off for Mike Krzyzewski’s team. Duke is winning. In football. In October…

Glennon Makes Measurable Turnaround (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

In the week leading up to what amounted to be arguably the biggest game of the season for NC State, quarterback Mike Glennon sat down with offensive coordinator Dana Bible and watched film of last year’s humbling 34-0 loss to Florida State in Tallahassee. It was a lesson learned in what not to do. Last October, Glennon completed 19 of 34 pass attempts for 130 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions against the Noles…

Fisher Says Seminoles Are Built for the Long Haul (

Although Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher built his team to win it all this year, he doesn’t think it’s a now-or-never situation. Florida State still has a lot it can accomplish and can finish the season on high note despite being upset Saturday at North Carolina State. Even a national championship, though a longshot right now, isn’t totally out of the question. Still, some fans are skeptical after the fifth loss to a double-digit underdog…

Point is, ACC Defenses Struggling (News & Observer)

Scoring is up and defense is down in the ACC this season. That much is clear through 15 conference games. The average combined total in ACC play is 64 points, a record pace which is almost two touchdowns more per game than the 2011 season and almost 24 points per game more than when the league expanded in 2004…

At BC, One Big Win Could Make Up For Many Losses (

When Boston College linebacker Steele Devitto looks at the Eagles’ 1-4 record, he doesn’t fret about their disappointing start. He thinks about how impressive their comeback is going to be. ‘‘When we do get the season turned around, we’re going to think back, ‘Wow, that was pretty special,’’’ he said this week as the Eagles prepared for Saturday’s game against No. 12 Florida State…

Virginia Seeks Consistency on the Ground (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Virginia is not running the ball the way it did last season, one big reason the Hoos have been so inconsistent on offense this year. Last week against Duke was the perfect example. Virginia had 184 yards rushing in the first half en route to a 17-14 lead. In the second half? Two total yards on the ground. Coach Mike London was asked this week to explain the difference between the halves…

Swofford: Notre Dame, ACC Just Starting to Tackle Details (Chicago Tribune)

The ACC is ready for Notre Dame. But that was always the easy part. One month after the school and the league announced their marriage, ACC commissioner John Swofford doesn’t have any clarity on the timeline for consummation. “I don’t have any reason to be optimistic or pessimistic,” Swofford told the Tribune in a phone interview Thursday…

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