ACC Football Daily Links — Athlon Sports Predicts 2013 ACC Football Season Standings

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

Monday, June 3, 2013

ACC Football 2013 Predictions (Athlon Sports)

With only two teams expected to be ranked in most preseason polls, 2013 may not be a banner year for the ACC. Clemson and Florida State are the only ACC teams ranked in Athlon’s Top 25 for 2013, with the Tigers predicted as the conference champion. The Seminoles are the defending ACC champs, but Jimbo Fisher’s team must replace quarterback EJ Manuel and a handful of key contributors on defense…

ACC Moves Creating a Bitter Bunch (WRAL Sports)

The Atlantic Coast Conference has settled into a nice, secure position in the last few months. Notre Dame joined in all sports, with the exception of an independent football scheduling arrangement. John Swofford swapped out Maryland for Louisville and is currently fighting for every penny of the exit fee before the Terrapins bounce for the Big Ten…

Big Ten Coming to Yankee Stadium (Associated Press)

The Pinstripe Bowl and Big Ten will announce at Yankee Stadium on Monday a multiyear agreement between the conference and the 3-year-old postseason game, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Big Ten will replace the Big 12 in the Pinstripe Bowl, starting in 2014. The person was not authorized to speak for the conference or the bowl and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity…

Sims Has Only Himself to Blame for Virginia Exit (Daily Press)

A year after his celebrated transfer from Alabama, quarterback Phillip Sims’ Virginia career is finished, his time here marked by distraction and disappointment rather than victories and touchdowns. For this Sims has no one to blame but himself. The school announced Friday that he’s ineligible and will no longer be enrolled after completing the current summer term…

FSU Lays Out 5-Year Strategic Plan (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Florida State athletics director Randy Spetman will present a five-year strategic plan designed to address growing concerns about the program’s financial and on-field future during a meeting with the school’s board of trustees Thursday. The strategic plan, obtained by ESPN through a freedom of information request, outlines a dozen objectives Spetman hopes to achieve during the next five years…

FSU’s President Barron “Plugged In” to Athletic Needs (Tallahassee Democrat)

On Friday, Saturday and again on Sunday, Eric Barron and his wife, Molly, settled into a pair of the best seats at Dick Howser Stadium. Five rows up, almost directly behind home plate and decked out in casual FSU gear, they looked like any other fans at this weekend’s NCAA baseball regional — mingling with others in their section, cheering the Seminoles on to victory…

Flurry of Commitments Pushes Clemson’s 2014 Recruiting Class into Top 5 Nationally (Orange and White)

Dabo Swinney has been dropping hints for months that Clemson’s 2014 will be something special. So far, so good for the Clemson coaching staff, whose extended raid into talent-rich Georgia had led the way for what is currently being rated as high as a top-five recruiting class. The Tigers began a sustained push into the Peach State last year, but narrowly missed out on three players ranked as the state’s best at their positions…

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