ACC Football Daily Links — Tracking Top Recruiting Targets in the State of Virginia

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

Friday, May 10, 2013

Recruiting: UVA in Good Position For Top Commonwealth Targets (Streaking the Lawn)

Here is a breakdown of Virginia’s top remaining in-state targets, and how their recruitments are trending. We give predictions for where they will land, and a confidence percentage on our picks. Andrew Brown (Defensive Tackle, Oscar Smith): Things continue to look good for UVa in the recruitment of the 5-star defensive tackle. Brown last visited Charlottesville for the Spring Game in April, the most recent of many visits…

Virginia Tech, Michigan Set Up Series for 2020 and ’21 (The Virginian-Pilot)

Virginia Tech and Michigan’s Sugar Bowl match-up last year went over so well that the teams have agreed to a home-and-home series. The Hokies and Wolverines will play each other in 2020 and 2021, the schools announced Thursday. The first game will be at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020. The second will be in Blacksburg on Sept. 11, 2021…

Summer Hype Could Help Louisville Football (WDRB-TV)

By this point, the University of Louisville’s 2013 football schedule has been the butt of more jokes than airplane food. But over the past couple of weeks, the program has also gotten some serious national attention. Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com rated the Cards No. 4 in his early preseason rankings; Andy Staples of SI had them ranked No. 8 in his post-spring Top 25….

Checking in With UNC OC Blake Anderson (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

North Carolina is a team folks are not sleeping on in the Coastal this year, thanks to immediate results in Year 1 under Larry Fedora. But there certainly are some questions that have to be addressed on offense, with players like Giovani Bernard, Jonathan Cooper and Brennan Williams gone. I had a chance to check in with North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson to see how his offense has progressed…

Pitt’s NFL Draft Drought Should End in 2014 (Cardiac Hill)

For the past two years, Pitt hasn’t produced an NFL Draft pick. That’s a bit rare for a program that has churned out so much NFL talent over the years. But that drought should end in 2014. We’re a year away, but at this point, the Panthers’ two favorites to be drafted are likely seniors Aaron Donald and Devin Street. Both evaluated their options and thought about leaving after this season…

Maryland May Drop Some Planned Games With FCS Schools (Baltimore Sun)

Joining the Big Ten means that Maryland’s football team will soon have Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and other schools as new division opponents. But it also means the school’s nonconference schedules are being upgraded and that some previously-scheduled games could be dropped…

Charlotte Group Wants to Host Marquee College Football Game Annually (Charlotte Observer)

The Charlotte Sports Foundation is trying to make marquee college football games on Labor Day weekend an annual event at Bank of America Stadium. Foundation executive director Will Webb, speaking at a Thursday press conference to officially announce a matchup of North Carolina and South Carolina in Charlotte on Labor Day weekend of 2015, said an annual game is a goal…

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3 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Tracking Top Recruiting Targets in the State of Virginia

  1. CBS projects Louisville to win the Big East and play Texas in the Fiesta Bowl. They also have FSU winning the ACC (playing Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl) and Clemson getting an at-large bid to play Texas A&M in the Sugar Bowl.

    • I’ve seen several people pick FSU over Clemson. Also saw Football Outsiders give them just a 40% shot to win the ACC (surprising, considering the odds teams like Oregon and Alabama got to win their respective conferences).

      Louisville’s an interesting case this year. I brought this up in the comments on Bill C’s Boise State preview on SB Nation, but the BCS is going to be heavily challenged this season when it comes to both Louisville and Boise. Both could very well go undefeated, yet both have deplorable schedules. Would they deserve a shot at a title if they were the only two unbeatens? I’d say no, but it’s bound to cause an uproar.

      • IMO, U of L’s best hope is for Cincinnati to also go undefeated until they play each other. Also, if Boise gets a BCS bid it will be to the Fiesta which will bump Clemson out of the Sugar (U L would go there instead).

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