ACC Football Daily Links — Is North Carolina One of the Nation’s Top “Sleeper” Teams for the 2013 Season?

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

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

UNC Tops Spring “Sleeper” Teams for 2013 (ESPN)

After visiting seven schools from the ACC, Big Ten and SEC in the past three weeks, I came to a few conclusions. Here’s one: Coaches are rarely pleased with how their teams look in the spring. You can follow the logic as to why. It’s a season for motivation, of poor-mouthing to leave a message with players that can last through the coach-free summer months and into preseason camp…

ACC Needs to Add to the Good News and Realign the Divisions (TigerNet)

Atlantic Coast Commissioner John Swofford took a huge step in making his conference stable and viable for years to come with last week’s announcement of the media grant of rights, and now the conference needs to take the next logical step and realign the divisions. The grant of rights means each ACC school has pledged that money for its TV rights through the conclusion of the conference’s contract with ESPN…

Reshaping Virginia Football, Part 1: Looking at Things Differently (The Daily Progress)

The McCue Center was fairly empty on Sunday, Nov. 25 of this past year. Virginia’s football operations are headquartered there along with the athletic department’s administration offices, so two of the few inhabitants of the building that day were Cavaliers’ head football coach Mike London and Jon Oliver, UVa’s executive associate athletics director…

Miami Wins Chick-fil-a Bowl Challenge (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Seven months after leading his football team to a win over Georgia Tech, Miami coach Al Golden denied the Yellow Jackets again in a different venue. At the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge, a golf tournament featuring 14 college coaches and their celebrity partners, Golden and Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta were champions Tuesday at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro…

Boston College Football Uniforms: No Names on Jerseys and Five Other Needed Uniform Tweaks (BC Interruption)

Boston College football coach Steve Addazio made the rounds on the ESPN family of networks on Tuesday. When not being asked by Tim Tebow, he hit on a wide range of topics about Boston College football, everything from the Boston Marathon bombings and the cancelled spring game to the type of offense, defense and special teams we can expect from the 2013 Eagles…

Syracuse Football Running Game Should Rank Among Best in ACC in 2013 (Rant Sports)

The Syracuse Orange are making the jump to the ACC in 2013 with a new head coach, a new quarterback and questions all over their receiving corps and defense. Things aren’t all bad news for the Orange heading into next fall, however, as former head coach Doug Marrone did an excellent job of stocking the talent cupboard along the offensive line and running back positions…

Bernard Waited Patiently For Call (Sun-Sentinel)

Giovani Bernard sat on his couch with his brother Yveson last Friday watching the National Football League Draft, waiting, wondering if and when he would get the call. Three years before as a freshman at the University of North Carolina, the former St. Thomas Aquinas High running back tore the ACL in his right knee. “I thought about the NFL and what would be the next I would be doing”…

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