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

Monday, January 28, 2013

Big 12 Exploring Alliances With ACC, Two Other Leagues (BC Interruption)

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the conference is looking at the possibility of forming an alliance with the ACC and two other unspecified leagues, according to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. This alliance would be created for the purposes of scheduling, marketing and possibly TV. Sounds like an arrangement very similar to the failed Pac-12-Big Ten scheduling deal…

The State Strikes Back: A Detailed Look at Maryland’s Lawsuit Against the ACC (Testudo Times)

Ed’s note: After the ACC filed suit against Maryland seeking to guarantee the school paid a $52 million exit to join the Big Ten, we had attorney Matthew Royack break down the case for our readers. We’re proud to have him back to break down the state of Maryland’s recent counter suit. Maryland officially joined the existing North Carolina lawsuit between itself and the ACC last Friday…

Is the Media Writing Off Virginia Tech Too Quickly in 2013? (Rant Sports)

The ACC can be a fickle place for a football program. Every year the media is quick to overhype two or three teams from the conference and dismiss the rest of the conference. The two teams that are always overhyped are Miami and Florida State, and while the Seminoles finally stepped up to the plate last year, the Hurricanes still seem to be far away from where they want to be…

Three Storylines for This Spring (Gobbler Country)

There is excitement among the fans. The new hires during Friday’s press conference electrified the collective air with their belief that hard work will make the players better, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Storyline number 1 – Will the chemistry amongst the offensive staff click right away? Scot Loeffler, via said about working with Bryan Stinespring…

Florida’s ‘Big Three’ Football Powers Struggling to Keep Top Prospects at Home (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

It used to be the ultimate home-field advantage. For years, when Florida, Florida State and Miami needed to fill their rosters, they looked to the southern end of the state to stockpile players. By tapping into the deep talent pool in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Florida’s three major college football programs put together runs of unprecedented success, winning a combined 10 national championships since 1980…

Former FSU QB EJ Manuel’s MVP Performance Leads South to Senior Bowl Win (Orlando Sentinel)

With still more than three months to go until the NFL Draft, several now former college football stars traveled to Mobile, Ala. last week to make their first pitches to professional teams. At the Senior Bowl, players practiced with some of their best peers, took advice and coaching from current NFL general managers and coaches, and were evaluated by scouts…

Swinney Says New Indoor Practice Facility a Game-Changer (Orange and White)

Temperatures below freezing and a wintry mix falling, there may not have been a better demonstration for Dabo Swinney’s shiny new recruiting tool. Clemson’s 80,000 square-foot, football indoor-practice facility was dedicated Friday afternoon, about 10 months after breaking ground on Jervey Meadows…

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