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

Friday, January 25, 2013

Questions for Conference Realignment Reporters to Ask About Inevitable Big 12 Rumors (Frank the Tank’s Slant)

Chip Brown from has some new nuggets indicating that the Big 12 athletic directors want to talk about expansion (with Texas seemingly being reluctant) and that Florida State could be a target. There’s really not too much new other than there will be an actual forum for Big 12 officials to discuss conference realignment issues next week (so we may get some concrete news at that point)…

NCAA Botches Miami Investigation: Your Rules Are Not Law, Mark Emmert (SB Nation)

Hello, non-lawyer friends. By now you’ve heard that the NCAA is conducting an internal investigation after discovering that its enforcement staff worked with Nevin Shapiro’s attorneys to depose witnesses on their behalf. In case you’re a non-lawyer you might not know what any of that means, I’m going to conduct a Q&A with my old buddy the fake non-lawyer to explain everything to you…

Miami Hits Home Run With James Coley Hire (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Al Golden just beat Jimbo Fisher at his best game — recruiting. Golden hired one of the country’s best recruiters — and he plucked him right off of Fisher’s staff. Golden somehow managed to lure Florida State’s top remaining assistant, Miami native James Coley, in what was hands down the ACC’s best hire of the offseason…

UVA Recruiting Notes: 1/24 (Streaking the Lawn)

Following official visits, 2013 class solid. All 20 of Virginia’s committed prospects for the 2013 cycle were on Grounds last weekend (including linebacker LaChaston Smith who is already enrolled), and the visit yielded very positive results. Several of Virginia’s prospects, specifially Malcolm Cook, Tim Harris, Tyrell Chavis, and Donta Wilkins, were considering taking official visits to other schools this weekend.Now, it looks like those visits are off…

Freshly Enrolled Syracuse Football Players Embracing New Coaching Direction (

The meetings were eight days apart. On Jan. 13 they entered the auditorium in the Iocolano-Petty Football Wing — new to college, new to the city and new to Division I sports — for a bittersweet passing of the torch from Doug Marrone to Scott Shafer. On Jan. 21 they returned — a week of classes under their belts and a remodeled coaching nucleus waiting to greet them…

Swinney Says Recruiting Starts With Position Coaches’ Passion (Orange and White)

So many players. So many choices. With key decisions coming earlier every day. The recruiting game has changed, and is changing still. So how do Dabo Swinney and Jeff Scott decide who to pursue, with a future run down The Hill in mind? Prospect evaluation is a multifaceted enterprise, but to Swinney’s thinking, nothing is more important than the opinion of a player’s future position coach…

Hagans Come Full Circle With Cavalier Football Program (Daily Progress)

Each new Virginia assistant coach had their own roundtable in John Paul Jones Arena’s Courtside Club last Friday. Three of them were sporting what very well could have been straight-out-of-the-box Cavalier gear. A new navy sweater for defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta. A sweater vest for associate head coach Tom O’Bren. A Nike polo for special teams coordinator/running backs coach Larry Lewis…

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