ACC Football Daily Links — Duke’s Coach K Believes Conference’s Priority is Basketball Over Football

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

Monday, April 1, 2013

Coach K on the New ACC: Hoops Over Football (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

At Saturday’s press session in advance of the Midwest Regional final, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked how it felt to facing Louisville, which will become an ACC member in 2014. His answer:For all these schools that have joined, it makes us the most powerful basketball conference, I think, ever.  And I hope our league is able to understand the assets that we’ve accumulated and what it does to the assets we already have…

FTRS Friday Roundtable — Pick Your Prime-Time Poison (From the Rumble Seat)

There’s been some talk in the past month or so about the quality of the top 1-8 players on our football team, as compared to when Coach Johnson took over. (He said that player quality from 1 through 85 has improved without a doubt, though 1 through 8 may have declined some.) That begs the question of how much one superstar, 5-star, blue-chip recruit could change our program…

UNC Focused on Filling Hole Left by Gio Bernard (Fox Sports Carolinas)

As Larry Fedora walked off the field following North Carolina’s first live scrimmage of the spring Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., his running back, A.J. Blue, passed by on his way to media obligations. The Tar Heels’ head coach cracked at his veteran tailback that no one should be allowed to talk to the media that “dropped his ball.” Both burst into big smiles…

Florida State Football Practice Report 3/30 (Tomahawk Nation)

There aren’t too many new developments after the first two weeks of spring practice, but we have been able to get some insight on the new coaching staff and what they expect from the players. It’s also nice to be able to get out there on a consistent basis to bring you the most up to date information. While the media wasn’t allowed to stay the entire time today, here a some things I saw…

Teams Within the Team: Swinney Using Peer Accountability to Develop Leadership (Orange and White)

Dabo Swinney knows the importance of team-driven leadership. But he’s convinced that it doesn’t just happen. Since Swinney has been at Clemson, he’s implemented various leadership-building strategies. One of the most effective, he says, is ‘accountability’ training in which peers answer to peers, and teams-within-the-team earn rewards or face consequences based on the performance of the group…

Ross and Running Backs Impress at Terps’ Football Scrimmage at Dunbar (Baltimore Sun)

Hundreds of fans packed into the bleachers at Dunbar’s football field Saturday afternoon, and dozens more looked on through the fence. They were there to see the Maryland football team play its first of two scrimmages at local high schools. And on the first drive of the day, they weren’t disappointed…

Recruiting 2014: State of the Offensive Line (State of the U)

With the next year the Canes are losing their entire Right side of the line along with one of their top interior backups. Those spots will likely be filled from within with the likes of Ereck Flowers and Danny Isidora. Flowers is clearly ready to take that spot not but will stay in his swing tackle role for another year and Isidora has flashed enough in practice to make coaches think he’s going to be a player here…

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