ACC Football Daily Links: Swofford, Barron Did Not Act Alone in Securing Florida State’s Grant of Rights Support

John Swofford Eric Barron Florida State ACC Football Grant of Rights 2013

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

Friday, April 26, 2013

Swofford’s Tallahassee Trips Helped Sell FSU on ACC Deal (Tallahassee Democrat)

More than two years of passionate, rampant speculation about Florida State University’s future with the Atlantic Coast Conference came to a screeching halt Monday with the announcement that the league’s presidents had unanimously agreed to a pact that effectively locks in all 15 schools through at least 2027. The agreement, called a grant of media rights, requires any university leaving the ACC to forfeit all of its television revenue…

Doug Marrone Era Hinges on EJ Manuel (ESPN’s AFC East Blog)

Rookie head coach Doug Marrone has yet to coach in his first game with the Buffalo Bills. But just a few months into his regime, it’s easy to pinpoint how to gauge his overall success or failure in the NFL. The Marrone era in Buffalo will be defined by Thursday’s shocking selection of former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel — no more, no less…

From the Standpoint of Not Drafting Ryan Nassib, Doug Marrone Did a Tremendous Job (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

As you are well aware, current Buffalo Bills head coach and former Syracuse Orange head coach Doug Marrone opted to pass on his three-year starter at SU, Ryan Nassib, in order to draft E.J. Manuel. On one hand, Doug Marrone and the Bills did what they thought was best for them as a professional franchise. They made a decision based not on emotion but on cold, hard facts and analysis. At the end of the day, it’s hard to fault them for that…

Bobby Bowden Returning to Florida State for Two Games This Fall (Tomahawk Nation)

Long-time former Seminole head football coach Bobby Bowden has accepted an invitation to return to Florida State University this fall for two football games. It will be the first time Bowden has attended a Seminole football game since his 33-year tenure at FSU ended in December 2009…

Giants Shore Up Aging Offensive Line (The New York Times)

With an aging and oft-injured offensive line, the Giants were expected to look seriously at guards and tackles during the first round of Thursday’s N.F.L. draft. It helped that it was a draft deep with talented offensive linemen. But when the four top-rated tackles and the two most highly regarded guards were selected nearly an hour before the Giants picked 19th, could the team still justify taking an offensive lineman?…

Arizona Cardinals Played it Safe With Jonathan Cooper (

Back in 2007, first-year Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and the team decided to play it safe with their first-round pick. Selecting fifth, the team chose Penn State tackle Levi Brown. They played it safe, going with a guy who could play right away and filled a position of need. They got burned. Of course, back then the Cardinals passed on a chance to draft Adrian Peterson and Patrick Willis, among others…

DeAndre Hopkins Ready to Be “That Guy” For Houston Texans (Orange and White)

The Houston Texans, and especially offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, had a guy in mind going into Thursday’s NFL draft first round. And former Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a feeling he was their man. But one receiver, West Virginia’s Tavon Austin, went early, as the St. Louis Rams traded up to the No. 8 spot, leaving the Texans with some anxious moments back at the 27th pick…

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One thought on “ACC Football Daily Links: Swofford, Barron Did Not Act Alone in Securing Florida State’s Grant of Rights Support

  1. Like I said before and I keep repeating all day everyday; Swofford is the Ninja/Judo Commissioner. He operates in secret and gets the job done.

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