ACC Football Daily Links — Virginia Associate Head Coach Tom O’Brien is World’s Best Troll

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tom O’Brien is Better at Trolling Than You (BC Interruption)

To say that Tom O’Brien’s breakups with his previous two employers were amicable would be a gross exaggeration. Back in November, the 64-year old coach was fired at N.C. State after compiling a 40-35 record in six seasons in Raleigh. In January, O’Brien signed a two-year deal to serve as Mike London’s associate head coach for offense and tight ends coach at Virginia…

All Eyes on Sammy Watkins This Spring (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Clemson opens spring practice today with exceedingly high hopes — perhaps higher than at any other point in the Dabo Swinney era. Just about everybody expects the Tigers to be the preseason favorite to win the ACC, with Tajh Boyd returning at quarterback and Sammy Watkins returning at receiver. But there is no question that those hopes could largely depend on what we see out of Watkins himself…

Amid Personnel Moves, Duke’s Offense Turns Over a New Leaf (USA Today)

In an effort to notch its first winning season in nearly two decades, Duke has decided to turn back the clock – on offense, at least. Last year’s team earned the program’s first bowl berth in a generation thanks to an upper-echelon passing game, one led by the senior triumvirate of quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Conner Vernon and running back Desmond Scott. With this trio gone, the Blue Devils have embraced a new identity on offense…

5 Questions as UNC Opens Spring Football Practice (Charlotte Observer)

North Carolina has branded itself the ACC’s defending Coastal Division champions and if the Tar Heels indeed would have played last season for the conference championship had they not been serving a postseason ban. The start of spring practice, then, represents the official start of coach Larry Fedora’s quest for championships. The Tar Heels’ first spring practice begins Wednesday at 3:50 p.m. Here are questions that await them…

Paul Chryst Not Planning to Name Starting Quarterback This Spring (Cardiac Hill)

So, if you were one of those hoping Pitt football head coach Paul Chryst was going to name a starting quarterback at the end of spring practice, think again. Chryst provided a bit of a sarcastic answer when asked the question today at spring practice. From the Pitt Athletics Department: No, we’ll name him by Labor Day.” (laughs)…

Chairman of the Board: Rod McDowell Steps to Front of Tigers’ RB Committee (Orange and White)

If it takes a committee to get the job done in Clemson’s backfield, Dabo Swinney believes he has just the men to take care of his Tigers’ running-game business. This spring, Rod McDowell, D.J. Howard and Zac Brooks will step out of the shadows, helped along by in-house addition C.J. Davidson, and soon to be joined by Wayne Gallman and Tyshon Dye…

Two Syracuse University Football Players Arraigned on Burglary Charges (CNY Central)
Two Syracuse University football players were in Syracuse City Court Wednesday morning to face burglary charges for allegedly breaking into a South Campus apartment. Syracuse Police say they were among four Syracuse University students arrested in connection with three burglaries that happened on Saturday, February 23. Junior defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and junior defensive tackle Davon Walls appeared before Judge Karen Uplinger…

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