ACC Football Daily Links — Is the Phillip Sims Era Coming to an End Already for Virginia?

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Are Sims’ Days at UVa Numbered? (Roanoke Times)

While it is my understanding that Virginia quarterback Phillip Sims has been in school this month for “May term,” I just feel that some sort of announcement on Sims’ future is imminent. My impression is that the likelihood of Sims returning next season is going down by the day. Most observers viewed Sims as the likely starter after sharing the job last season with Michael Rocco, who transferred to Richmond in January…

ACC Players to Watch in 2013 (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Georgia Tech’s Jeremiah Attaochu (45) had 8 sacks over a five-game span – to finish season with 10 (3rd best in the ACC). The senior linebacker may be the strength of new coordinator Ted Roof’s defense; Boston college leading wide receiver Alex Amindon caught 78 passes of 1,210 yards and 7 touchdowns his junior season…

How Many Games Will ACC Football Win Against BCS Conferences (Tomahawk Nation)

On this Memorial Day, let’s remember that all gave some, and some gave all. And enjoy this Florida State football round table. 1) How many of these games against other BCS conferences will the ACC win? Would you be more surprised if the ACC won two or seven? 8/29 North Carolina @ South Carolina (Charlotte); 8/31 Georgia @ Clemson; 8/31 Virginia Tech vs Alabama (neutral); 8/31 Penn State @ Syracuse…

West Virginia Wants to Play Virginia Tech Again (Gobbler Country)

Tech fans (including myself) were surprised when it was announced earlier today that West Virginia was interested in adding former rivals, including Virginia Tech, back to their schedule to boost their non-conference slate. Here are the comments from WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: “I would love to get Pitt back on the schedule, I would love to get (Virginia) Tech back on the schedule…

Evaluating the 2009-2013 Atlantic Division Recruiting Classes (Shakin’ the Southland)

We looked at the 2013 Atlantic Division recruiting cycle earlier and now will examine how these teams fared from 2009 to 2013 in recruiting terms. Again, we’ve pulled data from the experts (www.rivals.com and http://www.scout.com) to put together quantitative data for this discussion. The time period chosen allows us to get an idea (A) how these teams have recruited over the past five seasons…

Everett Golson: From Notre Dame Fighting Irish to ACC? (Rant Sports)

Saturday night’s news that Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson was no longer enrolled in school shocked the college football world. Thoughts immediately went to the Fighting Irish and who would take over behind center. After all, they played in the national title game last year and with Golson back, they were expected to be a contender against this year…

Dabo Swinney Has High Hopes for Vic Beasley, Tigers’ Sack Attack in 2013 (Orange and White)

During the time between Clemson’s bowl victory over LSU and the beginning of spring practice, Dabo Swinney combed carefully through his team’s statistics from the 2012 season, identifying strengths, picking out weaknesses, and then looking for ways to improve. On the defensive side, a number that stood out was ’34’ – Clemson’s total number of quarterback sacks, an average of 2.61 per game…

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