ACC Football Daily Links — Top 15 Cross-Divisional Rivalries Killed Off By the ACC’s Current Alignment

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

Thursday, May 30, 2013

SEC to Play Eight-Game, 6-1-1 Football Schedule in 2014 & 2015 (BC Interruption)

SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced that the conference will play an eight game, 6-1-1 football schedule for the 2014 season and likely 2015 as well. Cause if it ain’t broke for Alabama, Auburn, Florida or LSU … With the SEC momentarily shutting the door on an expanded, nine-game conference slate, you can bet that the ACC will stay at eight games and the 6-1-1 scheduling format going forward as well. Nice knowing ya, Pittsburgh and Miami…

Ranking the ACC’s Starting Running Backs (Lost Letterman)

“Featured running back” is a loosely used term in the ACC. Several of the conference’s more noted rushing attacks are the product of a share-the-wealth system of ball-carriers. At Georgia Tech, there are several cogs in head coach Paul Johnson’s triple-option offense. Other teams such as Florida State, Syracuse and NC State rely on a two-back system to produce yards on the ground…

Welcome to the ACC: Pittsburgh Panthers Q&A With Cardiac Hill (Blogger So Dear)

In a little over a month the University of Pittsburgh will join the ACC, along with their former Big East mates Syracuse and Notre Dame in Phase One of John Swofford’s plan for worldwide basketball domination (with palatable football thrown in). Here at Blogger So Dear, it behooves us to get to know our new neighbors and live up to our reputed “Southern Hospitality”…

Krzyzewski: ACC Ought to Think Big (ESPN)

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski believes the new-look Atlantic Coast Conference could be the best basketball league in the country — and should act like it. The ACC is growing to 15 teams next season when Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame join. National champion Louisville comes aboard the following year to replace Big Ten-bound Maryland…

ACC Move Already Showing Benefits for Pitt Panthers (Rant Sports)

Aside from the fact that they were bolting from a conference that is barely treading water in the deep, shark-infested ocean that that is BCS-level college football these days, there were a lot of benefits for the Pittsburgh Panthers moving from their long-time home in the AAC. One of the advantages of the move was that it could create some fresh, new rivalries for the fan base to get excited about…

What’s Trickett’s Effect on FSU’s OL? (NoleNation)

Ryan Hoefeld was a late arrival at Florida State’s recruiting camp last June. Still, the 6-foot-3 center was eager to finally meet the Seminoles’ infamous offensive line coach. Rick Trickett was already heading into the film room to watch tape of the day’s workouts, but former FSU assistant Dameyune Craig was happy to make an introduction — with just one, small warning. “Just count the number of F-bombs he drops,” Craig told Hoefeld…

Syracuse Orange are a Team That Will Struggle in 2013 (Orlando Sentinel)

Syracuse and Pittsburgh are making the jump to the big time in 2013. Both programs are transitioning from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the move is guaranteed to come with its own set of challenges. For Syracuse, it couldn’t come at a better time. The program is on an upswing – two bowl appearances in the past three seasons – but things can change fast…

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