ACC Football Daily Links — Will Coaching Staff Turnover Have a Negative Impact on Florida State This Fall?

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Foundation is in Place (‘NoleNation)

Jeremy Pruitt’s introductory news conference came nearly three months after he was hired as Florida State’s new defensive coordinator, which even amid the chaos of bowl preparations and signing day, left ample opportunity to dissect the pieces of his new roster. So when Pruitt was asked about the talent he inherited from Mark Stoops, his answer perfectly underscored the scope of his task…

Newly Committed Watkins Looking for Big Rebound Season at Clemson (

For a normal wide receiver, catching 57 passes for 708 yards would be considered a pretty good season. That is what Clemson’s Sammy Watkins did as a sophomore in 2012. For him it was considered a disappointment because Watkins, as we now know, is not a normal wide receiver. As a freshman in 2011, Watkins exploded onto the college football scene, rewriting the Clemson record books in the process…

Spring Game Review: Defense (Streaking the Lawn)

If you read our review of the offense, you know that we were disappointed in their performance. They struggled to maintain any rhythm and to develop an identity. By that reasoning, you would imagine that the defense was pretty good. Clearly, if the offense can’t get things going, then the defense is at least a part of that…

Can Duke Football Rebuild Its Defensive Backfield? (Duke Chronicle)

After graduating four of its top defensive backs, the Duke secondary could be one of the team’s biggest question marks heading into the 2013 season. The Blue Devils gave up more than 260 yards through the air to opponents last year and will have several holes to fill in a secondary that struggled to defend the vertical pass. “It certainly was a nemesis to us,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said…

Senior Jay Bromley Anchoring Syracuse Football Defensive Line (

There was no way to misinterpret defensive line coach Tim Daoust’s message when asked who the leader of his unit will be in 2013. “Jay’s anchoring the room, period,” Daoust said. That would be Jay Bromley, the 6-foot-3, 293-pound senior defensive tackle. In fact, Bromley is one of the few members on the defensive line who Daoust knows can produce on a consistent basis over the course of a season…

Quarterback C.J. Brown Impresses With Spring Improvements (Washington Post)

Maryland filed C.J. Brown’s medical waiver paperwork to the NCAA eligibility office two weeks ago, not expecting a quick turnaround. Maybe the decision would come down by summer’s end, or maybe by next spring. The Terrapins were hopeful that the NCAA would grant Brown a sixth year of eligibility, but they didn’t anticipate such a fast, no-brainer decision…

Former Purdue Great Stubblefield Energizes Deacon Receiving Corps (Blogger So Dear)

Deacon fans, please take a moment to click on the video below. I’ll wait. The gentleman you see catching Kyle Orton’s pass is Taylor Stubblefield, a former Purdue All-American. Watch closely as he starts celebrating at his own 38 while streaking to the end zone under the watchful (and assuredly displeased) gaze of Touchdown Jesus. Go ahead. Watch it again…

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