ACC Football Daily Links — Will Strength of Schedule Have a Significant Impact on Playoff Selections?

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

Thursday, May 2, 2013

How Much Will Schedule Strength Affect Playoff Selection? (Team Speed Kills)

@BFeldmanCBS: One of the topics Pac-12 coaches will discuss this wk is trying to go to 8 conf. games (like SEC does it) down from 9. Before diving into the implications of this, remember that coaches have no say in how their conferences are run. For example, SEC coaches voted unanimously against their conference’s relatively tame anti-oversigning rules a couple years ago, and those rules still went into effect…

An Owner’s Manual for the New-Look ACC (Blogger So Dear)

Greetings, Mr./Mrs. Consumer: Congratulations on your upgrade to ACC 5.0! We think you will find ACC 5.0 to be a more than adequate substitution for the now-discontinued Big East product*. Enclosed you will find pertinent information regarding the use and care for your ACC 5.0, as well as a FAQ section for your perusal. *This user’s guide is relevant to the following models: Pittsburgh, Syracuse & Notre Dame…

Virginia Post Spring Depth Chart Review (Streaking the Lawn)

With spring practice in the rear-view mirror, the Hoos are pretty much done until season practice begins in August. The depth chart isn’t likely to change much between now and then, except in case of injury, suspensions or the like. The coaching staff put out a post-spring depth chart, which has a couple of pretty dramatic changes from the pre-spring chart…

Syracuse Football Recruiting: Storylines to Watch as Summer Approaches (Syracuse.com)

When Doug Marrone left for Buffalo and Scott Shafer was promoted to head coach, only a month remained until national signing day. It saddled Shafer with the monumental task of salvaging and expanding a recruiting class that could fall apart at any moment. He did an admirable job, losing a couple key verbal commits (Malik Brown, Augustus Edwards) but adding a few more (Corey Cooper, Mitch Kimble)…

Reshaping Virginia Football Part 2: Gathering of the Minds (The Daily Progress)

Once North Carolina State let Tom O’Brien go as its head football coach, Jon Oliver began to salivate over the possibilities. The Virginia executive associate athletic director felt good about the Cavaliers’ offense but felt having someone of O’Brien’s experience and abilities to help tweak things would be a bonus. Oliver also knew that to land someone with O’Brien’s background, the situation required some massaging…

Will Ulmer, Four-Star QB, “At Peace” With His Commitment to Maryland (Baltimore Sun)

For as long as Will Ulmer can remember, Maryland has been his favorite college football team. The Terps’ well-documented struggles never seemed to bother the St. John’s (D.C.) quarterback. Even as Ulmer began to accumulate scholarships from college football powers across the country, the Laurel native kept coming back to his strong feelings about the program down the road in College Park…

Boston College and the NFL Draft: Who Will Be Drafted in 2014? (BC Interruption)

For the first time since 2005, the Boston College Eagles failed to put a player in the NFL Draft. Plenty of woulda shoulda coulda though with Chris Pantale, Montel Harris and Ifeanyi Momah all possible draft picks had they not been injured. Ifeanyi Momah also signed a pre-Draft FA contract with the Eagles so there’s that, too…

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