ACC Football Daily Links — With Notre Dame in the ACC, Is Conference Realignment Uncertainty Finally Over?

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Storm of Realignment Uncertainty is Over (NDSMC Observer)

The world of college athletics has seen a whirlwind of conference realignment sweep across its landscape in the last few years. With a definitive statement Tuesday morning, Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick put an end to the whirlwind around the affiliation of Irish athletics. Starting July 1, Notre Dame has a home — the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Notre Dame hockey will begin play in Hockey East in the fall…

Tanner Price Hopes to Expand His Game (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Wake Forest wants to go retro on offense this season, all the way back to the days when it featured a dual-threat quarterback able to mix the run with the pass. The Deacs shied away from that philosophy over the past several seasons, but not anymore. Thanks to better depth behind starter Tanner Price, they are going to try to expand what he can do when spring practice opens next week…

Florida State Football Spring Preview 2013: Defensive Tackle (Tomahawk Nation)

FSU spring practice kicks off March 20 and our Florida State football spring 2013 preview continues with a look at the defensive tackle position, which returns some contributors from an excellent 2012 season. But despite the talent, with an almost entirely new defensive coaching staff comes questions about position…

The Tone of NC State Football Recruiting Has Changed a Smidge (Backing a Pack)

Dexter Wright is a safety prospect in the class of 2014 from Hunt High School in Wilson who is already hearing from a bunch of major college football programs. He visited NC State a couple of times last season and attended UNC’s junior day, according to 247Sports. He of course receives quite a bit of correspondence from various suitors, and NC State’s new staff is doing its best to make up any ground…

Against Top-Tier Receiving Corps, Terps Secondary Is Challenged Daily (Washington Post)

With Maryland’s senior-laden front seven depleted by graduation, the secondary has suddenly become the most experienced positional group of defensive coordinator Brian Stewart’s unit. Even without Matt Robinson, who received the Kenneth Tate treatment and moved to outside linebacker, the defensive backfield still returns corners Dexter McDougle and Jeremiah Johnson…

2013 Football Spring Primer: Coaching Overview (Gobbler Country)

Head coach, Frank Beamer, will be entering his 27th season as the head man of Virginia Tech Hokies football this fall. He has already amassed a career record of 216-104-2, 7 conference titles, 3 Big East titles (one shared) and 4 outright ACC championships, along with 9 bowl wins and one national championship appearance…

A.J. Francis and His Peers Aimed to Impress at Maryland Pro Day (Baltimore Sun)

More than a dozen former Maryland football players made their way onto the field at Byrd Stadium on Wednesday, likely for the final time in their playing careers. It was the Terps’ pro day, and the players were looking to show off their capabilities to 14 NFL scouts on hand. It’s a nerve-racking experience. The players took part in a series of drills that tested their speed, agility and athleticism…

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