ACC Football Daily Links — Which Bowl Games Make the Most Sense for the ACC?

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

Friday, May 3, 2013

What Bowl Games Make Sense for the ACC? (BC Interruption)

On Thursday, sources told that the ACC’s future bowl lineup will include the Bronx-based Pinstripe Bowl and a return to Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl. The league will also likely maintain its partnerships with the Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando), Music City Bowl (Nashville) and the Belk Bowl (Charlotte). Despite the rumored additions to the bowl lineup, the ACC is set to lose its tie-in with the Peach Bowl…

ACC’s John Swofford, Big Ten’s Jim Delany Still Intertwined, Decades After Attending College Together (Washington Post)

John Swofford could relax on Monday as he flew from North Carolina to California. Over the previous weeks, the ACC commissioner had worked to finalize an agreement that gave the ACC control over its 15 schools’ television rights until 2027 and, more importantly, likely ended the threat of one of its schools leaving for another conference…

Source: Pinstripe, Gator Likely in ACC’s Future (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

The ACC’s future bowl lineup is likely to include the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and a return to the Gator Bowl, a source told The source also said the ACC is likely to maintain its partnerships with the Champs Sports Bowl, the Music City Bowl and the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, but that the Belk Bowl is leaning towards and ACC-SEC matchup for the future…

Commissioners Aim to Eliminate Bias in Selection Process for First Playoff (

The creeping fog surrounding that first playoff selection committee seems to have become a bit clearer. Four of the 10 commissioners who will decide the matter told on Wednesday that the current committee model being discussed does not include a separate and distinct representative from each of the 10 FBS conferences. “We don’t want people on the committee representing a particular constituency”…

Virginia Football Makes Necessary Upgrades (The Daily Progress)

Without question, Virginia has invested heavily in an attempt to raise the profile of its football program. A brand new indoor practice facility named for its Hall of Fame coach George Welsh is a facility many coaches around the country would pine for. Restocking the coaching staff with experienced coaches didn’t come cheap but no one blinked at the expense…

Football: Win at all Costs (The Heights)

There won’t be much use for a quarterback like Chase Rettig at Boston College in five years. His intangibles would be welcomed, but his skill set—a strong, accurate arm but more of a pocket passer than a dual threat—isn’t what head coach Steve Addazio has in mind for his ideal quarterback. The cumbersome brace that adorns Rettig’s left knee each game serves as a reminder of his valuable arm, not so much his legs…

Redskins Q&A: Former NC State DBs Coach Mike Reed on Second-Round CB David Amerson (Washington Times)

Cornerback David Amerson, whom the Redskins drafted in the second round (51st overall) had 13 interceptions to lead the Football Bowl Subdivision as a sophomore in 2011. Last season, however, he admittedly surrendered too many big plays. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan targeted Amerson because of his size, athleticism and play-making prowess…

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