ACC Football Daily Links — Could Robert Nkemdiche’s Brother Hold Key to Choice Between Clemson, Ole Miss?

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

Monday, October 15, 2012

O Brother, Where Art Thou? How Ole Miss Might Land Robert Nkemdiche (SB Nation)

Most of them are crying as they leave the field. Some fight it back with a grimace, some are leaning on each other in consolation. As he leaves the field, head coach Hugh Freeze’s face is stoic until he’s hit around the legs by one of his young daughters, sobbing uncontrollably as she wraps her arms around her father. There are most likely tears on the face of running back Jeff Scott, but he’s holding a towel over his face and head…

ACC Eagerly Awaits Notre Dame (Chicago Tribune)

As of Friday, the Notre Dame-ACC marriage was a month old, although in many, many ways it has not been consummated yet. And the questions about that have greeted John Swofford at just about every stop the ACC commissioner has made over the last 32 days. How soon will the Irish be here? What’s the outlook for the basketball tournament and other league championships? How will football scheduling work?…

Florida State Adopts New “One-Game Season” Mindset in Blowout Win over Boston College (Tomahawk Nation)

Lamarcus Joyner couldn’t have put it much more simply. A week after an uninspired performance gave way to a gut-wrenching loss to NC State, Florida State bounced back with a vengeance in crushing an overmatched BC team. Joyner said that disappointment has been channeled into a new mindset for the rest of 2012. “You’re always seven days away from being humbled,” Joyner said…

A Diagnosis of Virginia Football’s Struggles: Staggering Inefficiencies Plague the Hoos (Streaking the Lawn)

Seven games into the season, the Hoos are 2-5, picking up their only win against an FBS team when the opposing kicker missed four field goals. After the graduation of some of last season’s core players, Wahoo fans did not enter the year with sky-high expectations; however, even the most pessimistic observer would have to be severely disappointed with the state of Virginia football…

Clemson’s Open Date Ill-Timed for Virginia Tech (Daily Press)

During offseason parsing of Virginia Tech’s football schedule, many fans sounded alarm bells: Six of the Hokies’ opponents – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Clemson, Miami, Florida State and Virginia — would have more than a week to prepare for them. Red herring, I thought, even though Tech would have extended time before only two games: Miami and Boston College…

Another Game, Another Breathless Moment from Stefon Diggs (Washington Post)

The marching band blared and the Scott Stadium crowd roared, Ian Frye’s opening kickoff booming five yards deep into the north end zone. Intoxicated by the Homecoming spirit, the Virginia fans cheered as Stefon Diggs hauled the football into his oversize teenage palms. Frye and the Cavaliers thought that Diggs would take a knee. Standing on the sideline, Maryland Coach Randy Edsall sent telepathic thoughts onto the field…

After Crash, UNC Linebacker Plays in Memory of Friend (Charlotte Observer)

There were weeks when Tommy Heffernan couldn’t get out of bed, when his mom had to serve him meals in his room. He slept through some days. At night, dreams of the car crash and flames haunted him. Sometimes, those dreams fooled him into believing that his best friend, more like a brother, survived. Then Heffernan would wake up, and the real nightmare – the one he couldn’t escape – would begin again…

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