ACC Football Daily Links — QB Phillip Sims Frustrated in Early Days of Virginia Spring Practice

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Monday, March 25, 2013

UVa Football Notes: Sims Expresses Frustration (Daily Progress)

In his final press conference of the 2012 season, Phillip Sims made his goal of the upcoming down time very clear. “This offseason, I have to get back to being me,” said the then-sophomore Virginia quarterback. “I think a lot of this year I spent trying to just fit in, trying to see how things go here, trying to just to be a good part of this team.” On Saturday, Sims faced those same media members…

Five Spring Priorities for Georgia Tech Football (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Georgia Tech’s Sun Bowl win over USC helped raise morale through the drudgery of winter workouts. Beginning Monday, the Yellow Jackets will take the next step with the start of spring practice. “I think everybody was kind of feeling the pressure of not winning a bowl game,” B-back David Sims said. “It’s kind of lifted a little bit of weight off our shoulders”…

Heisman Ready? (Southern Pigskin)

It has taken longer than Miami fans have wanted, but it appears that the Hurricane program is finally poised to turn the corner under the direction of Al Golden. The Hurricanes finished atop the ACC Coastal last season, but ultimately decided to forego a trip to the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte due to the NCAA’s ongoing investigation of the program…

New QB Coach Sanders Will Provide “Input,” Not Run FSU’s Offense (Tallahassee Democrat)

There is no confusion as to who is in charge of the Florida State offense. Everyone who follows the Seminoles realizes Jimbo Fisher is running things on that side of the ball. As if to hammer this point home, the Florida State head coach decided not to even have an offensive coordinator on his staff, unlike the last three years when James Coley (now at Miami) held the largely ceremonial title…

Miami’s Perryman Looking to Stay Strong (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

When Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman first came into the program, he was strong enough to bench press 17 reps of 225 pounds. Now? His max is 425 pounds, and he can bang out 33 reps at 225 pounds.  If all goes well this fall, Perryman will finally be able to show his ACC opponents just how strong he is — and durable. After an ankle injury derailed his season in 2012, Perryman has a modest goal for 2013…

Maverick Morris Bringing “Mud Truck” Toughness to Tigers’ Offensive Line (Orange and White)

What can you tell about an offensive lineman from the other sports he plays and the vehicle he drives? In the case of Clemson signee Maverick Morris, offensive coordinator Chad Morris says he’s got a pretty good read. “He’s a tough kid,” said Morris during a signing day interview with Clemson’s official website. “He’s on the wrestling team. He’s gritty and he drives a truck – a big mud truck…

North Carolina Clamps Down on Agents (Pro Football Talk)

Burned in recent years by a failure to prevent its football players from receiving benefits from agents, the University of North Carolina has opted to place extensive and largely unprecedented restrictions on those who hope to represent Tar Heels at the next level. In an email sent Sunday to NFL agents, Associate Athletic Director Paul Pogge explains a new system…

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