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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ACC Commissioner John Swofford Made $1.7 Million in 2011 (USA Today)

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford received nearly $1.7 million in compensation during the 2011 calendar year, according to the conference’s latest federal tax return. The amount made Swofford the nation’s third-highest paid commissioner in 2011, behind the Pacific-12’s Larry Scott and the Big Ten’s Jim Delany. Swofford made about $100,000 more than the Southeastern Conference’s Mike Slive…

Barron Grapples With High-Level Athletic Contracts (Tallahassee Democrat)

With his football coach coming off of a highly successful season and his athletic director and men’s basketball coach both in the final months of their multi-year contracts, Florida State President Eric Barron has contended with a healthy athletic agenda. And after months of separate negotiations, it appears the football coach won’t get an extension on his contract, still with four years left to go…

Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher Says ACC, SEC Closer Than Perceived (Sporting News)

When Bob Stoops turned the offseason on its ear by saying SEC superiority was part “propaganda,” it didn’t sit will with Alabama coach Nick Saban, among others. It seems Stoops isn’t alone in his assessment. When asked what the ACC needs to do to gain more national respect, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher jokingly pinched the media, before turning a serious twist…

Examining Louisville’s BCS Title Chances (ESPN)

These are good times to be a Louisville Cardinal. When we last saw the boys in red and black, they were beating the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl, earning the program’s second BCS victory. The 33-23 win over an SEC opponent was sweet vindication. Labeled as overrated, Louisville was led by a quarterback whose Heisman push had been shrugged off, helmed by a coach who supposedly had already left…

Anticipating a Jolt: Wolfpack Football Fans Hope for Excitement, Energy and Success From Doeren (Winston-Salem Journal)

Dressed in red and surrounded by about 200 fellow members of the Wolfpack Club, Robin Johnson had to ponder silently for a good seven seconds when asked his age. But Johnson, a 60-year-old Advance resident, was able to list his three favorite N.C. State quarterbacks in rapid-fire succession. “That would be Philip Rivers, Mike Glennon and Jamie Barnette,” Johnson said…

Syracuse Football: Ron Thompson’s History Makes Him an Ideal Candidate for Move to Defensive Line (

The first thing Vernon Burden saw on film was the burst of speed. Ron Thompson was a nightmare matchup on the defensive line under Coach Burden at Southfield High School in Michigan. He transferred into Burden’s program after the coaching staff was dismissed at West Detroit, where Thompson played tight end and on the defensive line…

Miami Hurricanes Schedule Preview — FAU Comes to Miami (State of the U)

Miami opens the season against Florida Atlantic University under the lights on Friday, August 30th. Not only will this mark the beginning of what promises to be a great football season, but this game carries with it a connection to Miami’s past. FAU VISITS MIAMI: 30 years ago, Miami’s history began. Sure, they had a football team before 1983, but as far as anyone really knows, that year is when Miami truly arrived…

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