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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Different Vibe at This Year’s ACC Meetings (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

A year ago today, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was asked exactly zero questions about his football team when facing the media contingent at ACC media days. All anybody cared about was whether the Seminoles were joining the Big 12. His athletic director, Randy Spetman, did not even stop to talk with reporters, walking — nay, sprinting — to the tune of a no comment…

ACC Bowl Lineup: Russell Athletic Bowl Favorite to Land ACC #2 (BC Interruption)

According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Russell Athletic Bowl is now the leading candidate to get the ACC’s second team in the new bowl lineup beginning in 2014. With the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl set to join the new College Football Playoff semifinal rotation, the ACC will lose its slot in that game beginning in 2014…

ACC Network: Sooner Rather Than Later (Cardiac Hill)

The ACC meetings are underway and commissioner John Swofford has had his hands full over the year. But according to him at the meetings, he’s going to be pretty busy trying to set up an ACC Network. And judging my his comments, that time seems like it will be sooner rather than later: “We don’t want to let any grass grow, and I don’t think ESPN does either”…

UVa, Virginia Tech Attempt to Balance Competitive, Business Concerns in Football Scheduling (Daily Press)

Bold non-conference schedules will serve Virginia Tech, Virginia and the ACC well as college football drives toward the playoff era. The challenge is in balancing that ambition with business and competitive concerns. Strength-of-schedule has long been a key component for the NCAA basketball tournament selection committee…

Boston Tragedy Hits Close to Home for Boston College’s Steve Addazio (Orlando Sentinel)

It’s one of the reasons he chose to leave Temple and take over the head coaching job at Boston College this off-season. It’s also why the events of April 15th touched him so deeply. It was on that day – Patriots’ Day – in Boston that two suspects allegedly set off two pressure cooker bombs that killed three people and injured more than 250 people during the Boston Marathon…

Should Kentucky Keep Louisville? (ESPN’s SEC Blog)

The slow days of spring and summer that precede the college football season can bring some interesting topics to bat around in your brain. Well, that very thing happened this week when John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader brought up the notion of potentially ending the Kentucky-Louisville football series. He dove into the subject because of a tweet from J. Rowland stating that he didn’t believe Kentucky had anything to gain…

Pitt Coach Chryst Holds Players to High Standards On, Off Field (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

When Pitt players are arrested, break team rules or get frustrated enough to leave school, coach Paul Chryst’s emotions boil over into anger, disappointment and confusion. Some of those feelings are directed at the student-athletes. Some of it he fires back upon himself and his coaching staff. Chryst took a break from the ACC spring meetings Tuesday to answer questions about some recent indiscretions by his players…

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