ACC Football Daily Links — What Does the Next Decade Look Like for the ACC?

ACC Football Media Grant of Rights Florida State 2013 Future of Conference Realignment Stability

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

Monday, April 29, 2013

Chat Time: The Future of the ACC, Now That’s It’s Locked Itself In (SB Nation)

Martin: Well here we are, and it looks like the ACC is in better shape than ever before during the realignment games. The grant of media rights guarantees a whole bunch of cash to the teams that stay, and it looks as though the solidarity pact was more than just a fraternity pledge. What does this move mean? And how (if at all), as an incoming member, does it solidify that joining the ACC was the right choice?…

ACC Thinking “Across the Pond,” Might Play Games in Europe (

The ACC is feeling its new-found solidarity. So much so, that an idea has been raised about playing ACC football and basketball games in Europe, commissioner John Swofford told “We need to think big,” Swofford said. “One of the things we brought up to our schools last week was we may play football, we may play basketball in Europe. Across the pond, so to speak”…

Playing Time and Potential Helped Florida State Reach New NFL Draft Heights (Tomahawk Nation)

Florida State set a school record with 11 NFL draft picks. Never, even during the dynasty years, had the ‘Noles had that many selected. That surprised a lot of people, including my dad, when I told him Sunday evening. So I thought about the reasons behind it. There are a few, and they all came together to create this perfect storm…

Swinney’s Tigers Have Rare Chance (The State)

Dabo Swinney does not hide the goals he sets for his Clemson football team, at least not to the media. The same five goals are posted every season on the same wall of the team meeting room, which also serves as a news conference setting, in the West End Zone of Memorial Stadium. The goals: 1.Win the opener; 2.Win the Atlantic Division; 3.Win the state championship; 4.Win the ACC championship game; 5.Win the bowl game…

ACC Teams in Rose Bowl, etc? (ACCFootballRx)

Obviously with the new College Football Playoffs arrangement, it won’t be a big deal for an ACC team to play in the Orange bowl or the Peach (aka Chick-Fil-A) bowl.  But what about the other bowls?  Are ACC teams shut out of the Sugar bowl forever? Well, forever is a very long time.  Besides, a quick look at the rules governing the new playoffs suggest that there are well-defined ways to play in each and every bowl…

Q&A With Duke Head Coach David Cutcliffe (

Duke coach David Cutcliffe has a folksy drawl, an excess of Southern charm and, at 58, the dust of countless football sidelines on the soles of his shoes. As he’s wound his way through the SEC — he had extended stints at Tennessee and Ole Miss — before his final act at Duke, Cutcliffe has remained one of the game’s straight shooters…

Deacs’ Red-Shirting Policy “On Hold” for Now (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

This past spring, Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe spent more time in the offensive staff meeting room than he has his entire tenure with the program, according to offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke. Together they picked apart everything they did last year — looked at how they used personnel, where they might have been wasting time, what they can do better…

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