ACC Football Daily Links — How Much Does Basketball Matter in Conference Realignment?

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Revenge of the Ballers: Why Football Isn’t Everything in Conference Realignment (Frank the Tank’s Slant)

Back in 2010 and 2011 when the Big 12 was under siege by the then-Pac-10, Big Ten and SEC and appeared to be on the verge of collapse, basketball blue blood Kansas was looking like it could left out of the power conference structure. Circumstances were so dire at that point that Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and other Big 12 schools without any realistic prospects of moving to another power league actually approached the Big East…

ACC Surveying ‘Catholic 7’ Situation With Regards to Notre Dame’s Entrance Date (Greensboro News & Record)

With the Big East in a state of flux and the break-off date for the “Catholic 7” faction still undetermined, ACC commissioner John Swofford said his league is in wait-and-see mode as far as when Notre Dame can join. Notre Dame, which announced in September that it was leaving the Big East for the ACC in all sports but football, seemed to be targeting a 2014 entrance date for its new conference…

Hurricanes Spring Practice Opened Over the Weekend: A SOTU Round Up (State of the U)

The first weekend of spring practice has come and gone, and it just feels right, ya know? Anyway, let’s round things up and at least provide a decent foundation going forward, so you aren’t lost when you see a guy out of position, or in a different number, or what have you. To begin with, there’s a slew of guys that will be wearing new numbers, some due to just changing, others due to changing positions…

Swinney Says Sammy Watkins Has Grown, Matured in Response to 2012 Trevails (Orange and White)

Some have said and written that 2012 was a ‘lost season’ for Sammy Watkins. In terms of living up to the hype ignited by his extraordinary freshman year, perhaps. But from Dabo Swinney’s perspective, Watkins’ sophomore year has played a valuable role in his star receiver’s development as a player and a person, beginning with the way he handed himself following his arrest last spring…

Boone Steps Up as Duke Opens Spring Football (Durham Herald-Sun)

For the first time Monday, Anthony Boone stepped into a Duke football huddle as the team’s undisputed leader at quarterback. The Blue Devils held their first spring practice, gathering on the field for the first time since the difficult 48-34 loss to Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 27. The senior leaders of that team, quarterback Sean Renfree and wide receiver Conner Vernon, have moved on to pursue their NFL dreams…

T.J. Barnes’ QB Dreams (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Former Georgia Tech defensive tackle T.J. Barnes is letting the secret out just in time for Tech’s pro day March 14 – he wants to sling the rock. Playing on the Yellow Jackets’ defensive line, Barnes said Sunday, he played in a variety of spots – lined up directly over the center (known as zero technique) or shaded between the tackle and guard (three technique)…

Florida State Sets Home-and-Home Series Against Boise State in 2019 and 2020 (Florida Times-Union)

Florida State has a date on the blue field. The Seminoles announced Monday that they will play Boise State in a home-and-home football series in 2019 and 2020. The first game will be in Tallahassee at Doak Campbell Stadium on Sept. 7, 2019, and the following year, Sept. 12, 2020, FSU will play at Boise and on its famed blue turf…

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