ACC Football Daily Links — Florida State QB Competition Remains Wide Open This Spring

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Florida State’s Quarterback Competition Still Wide Open (Palm Beach Post)

Two ago, it was a given that EJ Manuel would replace Christian Ponder as Florida State’s quarterback. Now the battle to replace Manuel is filled with talented quarterbacks but no favorite in FSU’s first wide-open competition at the position in five years. There’s Clint Trickett, a redshirt junior who has thrown for nearly 1,000 yards and is in his fourth year…

Conner Vernon Shines for Duke Football at Pro Day (Duke Chronicle)

In the middle of the program’s spring practice schedule, Duke football players, coaches and alumni assembled at the team’s indoor practice facility to support a select group pursuing their professional football dreams. Pascal Field House was abuzz Monday afternoon as scouts and coaches from 21 NFL teams were on hand for Duke’s annual Pro Day…

James Coley Feels Right at Home in Miami (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

The move from Florida State to Miami wasn’t much of a move at all for offensive coordinator James Coley. He never truly left Miami. Coley grew up on Northwest 4th Street and 18th Avenue, about two blocks from the old Orange Bowl. He spent six years as a high school football coach in Miami from 1997-2002…

The EJ Manuel Effect: FSU’s Current QBs Draw Inspiration From Last Starter (Orlando Sentinel)

For two seasons, he was the brightest of stars on a Florida State roster that was full of them. As EJ Manuel went, so did the Seminoles. When they enjoyed postseason success, he was a big reason why. When they experienced regular season woes, his shoulders bore the brunt of the failures and miscues that led to the few painful defeats…

Wake Forest Spring Football: Grobe Talks New hires, Campanaro Update (Blogger So Dear)

Christmas came early to Deacon fans this week, as a miserable winter on the hardwood gave way to the opening of spring football practice at Wake Forest. Saturday marked the first day in full pads for the Deacs, and the players were out early to work with their position coaches as a horde of high school players enjoyed Junior Day on campus. The first week of practice was an eventful (and positive) one for the Demon Deacons…

Tigers Go Back to Work, Swinney Impressed With Backup QBs, Running Backs (Orange and White)

Back at work after an 11-day spring break, Clemson’s Tigers hit the ground running on Monday during a two-hour session at their indoor practice facility. Dabo Swinney was pleased with the effort and focus, and said he didn’t expect anything less. “You start over with everything in spring ball as far as leadership and chemistry and all that, but the thing about this team is that we’ve got a lot of experience back,” said Swinney…

Wake Forest Has New Helmets, Including an Interesting One With the Demon Deacon On it (Dr. Saturday)

There’s a good reason most teams go with a block letter, symbol, number or something relatively plain on their helmets. Helmets with a huge cartoon mascot generally don’t work. But yet, there’s a movement in the ACC towards the style, apparently. Virginia Tech went with the turkey on some alternate helmets last year…

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2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Florida State QB Competition Remains Wide Open This Spring

  1. Wake, please… do as I say, not as I do… ACC football has a big enough reputation problem as is. OMG, don’t make it worse! (Maybe it’s all part of some insidious plan… score a TD while your opponent is laughing?)

    • I’ve got plenty of concerns about the Wake program, most of which I try to avoid in their 2013 spring preview (now up on the front page). But there’s no denying something needs to be fixed there.

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