ACC Football Daily Links — Could a Scheduling Alliance Between the ACC, Big 12 & Notre Dame Work?

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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Rumored ACC/ND/Big 12 Scheduling Agreement (ACCFootballRx)

A new idea has been bouncing around certain ACC message boards – the idea that a combination of the ACC, Notre Dame and the Big XII could form a scheduling agreement to boost strength of schedule, TV ratings, and TV revenue.  How might such a scheduling agreement work? Number of Teams, Games: The ACC has 14 teams (as of July 1st), but the Big XII only has 10 teams…

Miami Versus the NCAA: A Breakdown of Miami’s Motion to Dismiss (State of the U)

The wheels of the NCAA continue to spin in the mud, and all the while, Miami, Shalala, and their team of lawyers are standing nearby, handing them statement after statement. In case you missed the most recent of these, ESPN’s Outside The Lines was able to obtain a copy of Miami’s email to the NCAA in which they formally request that the case be dropped…

Former OU QB Drew Allen Will Decide Soon Between Syracuse and N.C. State (The Oklahoman)

Former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen visited Syracuse recently, and plans to visit N.C. State soon before deciding where he’ll play college football next season, according to a source. The source said Allen will choose between those two schools, and is leaning toward Syracuse because he likes the Orange’s offensive system. Allen’s visit to Syracuse was first reported by ESPN.com…

Johnson Making Changes This Spring (ACC Sports Journal)

Georgia Tech’s football makeover is under way. The program’s sixth spring practice under head coach Paul Johnson features more changes than any since his first, when he implemented his triple-option offense and introduced the defense to a new coaching staff. The quarterback competition between Vad Lee and Justin Thomas is attracting the most attention…

Doeren on Pack QB Battle: Go With Guy ‘Who Doesn’t Hurt Us’ (News & Observer)

You don’t need to list the accomplishments of the previous two N.C. State quarterbacks for Pete Thomas. He already knows what he and Manny Stocker are up against as they contend for the starting spot this spring. “Those are big shoes to fill,” Thomas said. Mike Glennon, the starter in 2012 and ’11, threw for more than 7,000 yards and 62 touchdowns the past two seasons…

Sammy Watkins Aiming for Old Records at New Spot (Orange and White)

Clemson junior wide receiver Sammy Watkins wants his records back, and his offensive coordinator Chad Morris is giving him the chance – at the current record holder’s old spot. That comes at the “9” or boundary position in the Tigers’ hurry-up spread offense, taking over for NFL-bound Daniel product DeAndre “Nuk” Hopkins. Last season, Hopkins raised the bar in single-season marks in receiving yards (1,405) and touchdowns (18)…

Benjamin Trying to Match Hype to Results (‘NoleNation)

Because he looks like a tight end and runs like a tailback, and because he already has compiled a healthy backlog of practice field mythology that’s told and retold by teammates, the hype for Kelvin Benjamin will never completely dissipate. His potential is so high that the dearth of production might never completely overwhelm it…

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