ACC Football Daily Links — Alliance Between Big 12 & ACC Could Stabilize the College Football Landscape

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

DeLoss Dodds on Chance Texas Plays Texas A&M: “We Get to Decide When We Play Again” (Daily Texan)

…“If you walk through it, the Pac-12 truthfully has no place to go to pick up teams, except the Big 12,” Dodds said. “The SEC and the Big 10 can pick up teams but it’s only probably the ACC teams, maybe the Big East. So they’re the conference that could be under attack. And the alliance between the Big 12 and the ACC, I think, strengthens them. I think that the Notre Dames of the world, it would unite them a little bit, toughen them a little bit”…

5 Players to Watch in ACC Spring Practice (Athlon Sports)

J.C. Coleman, RB, Virginia Tech: Each unit in Virginia Tech’s offense is in need of major repair, but the rushing attack may be the aspect most under the microscope this spring. The Hokies managed just 145.9 yards rushing per game last season, with quarterback Logan Thomas leading the team with 524 yards on the ground. This marked the first year since 1992 that Virginia Tech’s top rusher had less than 600 yards…

Spring Football Preview: Offensive Backfield (From the Rumble Seat)

Key Players: You can’t mention “Georgia Tech” and “offense” in the same sentence without people thinking of two things: the T.O. and Vad Lee. Lee will be the man this season trying to lead the team back to an elite position and an appearance in the ACC championship game unaided by NCAA bylaws (or fear of the incompetent windbags enforcing them, but that’s a whole other article)…

Shafer Has Orange Pointed in Right Direction (Rivals.com)

When Scott Shafer gets lost, it is rarely by accident. The new coach at Syracuse was promoted on Jan. 8 after Doug Marrone left to coach the Buffalo Bills. Marrone was 25-25 in four seasons at the school, but he left on top as Syracuse tied for first place in the Big East and won the Pinstripe Bowl. Shafer said the way to keep pushing the program forward as it moves to the ACC is by taking some wrong turns…

Q&A: Wake Forest Coach Jim Grobe (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Wake Forest opens spring practice today after a disappointing 5-7 season marked by injuries and off-the-field issues. I had a chance to catch up with coach Jim Grobe to review what happened last season and take a quick preview of how spring ball looks for his team. Here is a little of what he had to say. After the season ended, there were some players who described the negativity that surrounded the team toward the end of the year

Could Florida State Employ a Two-Quarterback System This Fall? (Orlando Sentinel)

Yes, the question posed in the headline above is real. To answer it, yes, there is a chance that depending upon how well Florida State’s quarterback battle goes this spring and fall, the Seminoles could showcase a two-QB system when the season begins. The key word there? “Could.” Coach Jimbo Fisher has used the format for his offenses before, most notably while an assistant at LSU and Auburn…

Bigger & Better: Free-Spirited Vic Beasley Hitting His Stride at Defensive End (Orange and White)

Finding the fun in football has never been a problem for Vic Beasley. That’s more true than ever since he’s found his college home at defensive end. “I love playing the game – I guess it just comes natural to me,” said the rising junior, who led the Tigers in sacks last season despite playing part-time as a backup to Corey Crawford. “Coming in I played some at tight end and some at linebacker, but now I’ve found a home”…

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