ACC Football Daily Links — Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater Have Endless Expectations for 2013

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

Friday, March 22, 2013

Football Team’s Potential Exciting to Louisville Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Teddy Bridgewater was smiling broadly Wednesday, but it’s the chance for his University of Louisville football team to succeed on a major scale — not his shot at individual glory — that has him happy.Bridgewater and the Cardinals completed the first day of spring practice, and the star junior quarterback is feeling confident that his squad will build on its January victory over Florida in the Sugar Bowl…

BC Plans More Aggressive Approach on D (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Boston College coach Steve Addazio hired defensive coordinator Don Brown for a big reason — because he wants an aggressive approach to his defense. That is something that has been lacking from the Eagles over the last few years. The No. 1 stat that bears that out is sack total. Last season, Boston College had six total sacks on the year, worst among every team in college football…

University Athletics Tackles Concussion Concerns (Old Gold & Black)

Wake Forest football continues with its strict and successful concussion treatment and education for student-athletes amid mounting national concerns over long-term brain damage. “I don’t have a concern because we really have had no need to change,” Don Steelman, assistant athletic trainer in charge of football, said. “The rates [of concussions] may be a little bit higher, but that is a result of better education of the athletes…

Assessing Florida State Football’s True Offensive Line Depth (Tomahawk Nation)

On Day 1 of Florida State’s spring practice, the offensive tackles were Jonathan Wallace, a walk-on, and Trey Pettis, who appears to still be out of shape even by offensive lineman standards. The announcement that red-shirt seniors Garrett Faircloth (medical DQ) and Henry Orelus (graduating and moving on), both of whom had some experience at offensive tackle, is causing some FSU fans to panic about the offensive line depth…

Young Pass-Rushers Get “Their Turn” (Tallahassee Democrat)

No other college football team in the country lost more talent this year at the defensive end position than Florida State. Bjoern Werner, Cornellius Carradine and Brandon Jenkins will all be playing in the NFL next season. Werner is a likely first-round pick, and if they hadn’t been injured in 2012, Carradine and Jenkins might have been as well…

Chad Morris Says His Offense Requires Multiple Backs and That Dye, Gallman Fit the Bill (Orange and White)

Even with Rod McDowell, D.J. Howard and Zac Brooks ahead in the pecking order and having productive springs, the chances are good that Clemson fans will get to see freshmen running backs Tyshon Dye and Wayne Gallman sooner rather than later. Part of the reason, says offensive coordinator Chad Morris, is that both newcomers bring a “uniqueness” to Clemson’s offensive arsenal…

Momah, Clancy Eye NFL Dreams at Pro Day (The Heights)

Mar. 20 has been circled on the calendars of Nick Clancy and Ifeanyi Momah for a long time. For Clancy, it’s been a day he’s worked for since the final whistle blew at North Carolina State, signaling the end of Boston College’s 2012 season in November. For Momah, this day has been an even longer time coming. Yesterday was Pro Day at Alumni Stadium, the annual event that brought personnel from 11 NFL teams…

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