ACC Football Daily Links — Sting of Picking West Virginia Over Louisville Gets Worse for Big 12

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Big 12 Football: Louisville Sting Worsens (

Maybe you noticed. Louisville has made the College World Series. The news just keeps getting worse. The Big 12 could have had Louisville, any time between autumn 2011 (when West Virginia was admitted to the Big 12) and last November, when the ACC invited Louisville. No one blames the Big 12 for taking West Virginia over Louisville; either would have been fine, but the TV networks wanted the Mountaineers. Which was fine…

ACC 2013 All-Conference Team (Athlon Sports)

The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-ACC teams for this season. First-Team Offense: QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson; RB Duke Johnson, Miami; RB Jerome Smith, Syracuse; WR Stefon Diggs, Maryland; WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson; TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina…

CPJ 5 Years Later: The Great, the Good and the Ugly (From the Rumble Seat)

The end of last season completed the first five years of Coach Paul Johnson’s tenure at Georgia Tech. I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at how he has done over the years. This might get a little long but I hope to put out there everything I could think of on how to measure his performance and identify some things he has done well and other things not so much…

Pederson’s ACC Move Sets Up His Future (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson has taken his share of criticism since returning to the university in 2007. It’s hard to go unscathed when your football program features a revolving door of coaches over a two-year span, ultimately turning the Panthers into a punchline. Now, though, there is no punchline, and there are no more jokes…

NC State Wolfpack Football Has Big Week in Recruiting (Fayetteville Observer)

N.C. State’s football program followed up its baseball squad’s successful weekend by hitting a couple of home runs itself Monday. First-year head coach Dave Doeren scored significant verbal commitments from two of the state’s top prospects for the Class of 2014. One of those, of course, was Jefferie Gibson from Gray’s Creek High School. The gifted wide receiver-defensive back announced his choice Monday afternoon…

Boston College 2013 Previews: Florida State Seminoles (BC Interruption)

If you want to look back at 2012 and find one of the most embarrassing whoopings BC took, you would need to look no further than their game against Florida State. The eventual ACC Champions stomped the Eagles gaining 649 yards of total yards en route to an epic 51-7 win. BC looked completely unprepared, and were undressed by a much superior FSU team. Now let’s never speak of that loss again…

Clemson Football Showing Uncommon Tie Between Academics, On-Field Success (Orange and White)

Clemson’s football program has an APR score of 985 according to data released by the NCAA on Tuesday, tied with Wisconsin for the highest among the top 25 US News and World Report Public Institutions. Clemson was tied for fourth in the nation among all FBS schools, trailing only Northwestern, Boise State and Duke. The Clemson football program’s APR score has improved every year…

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2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Sting of Picking West Virginia Over Louisville Gets Worse for Big 12

  1. That article concerning the Big 12 and Louisville is hard to believe. Both UT and Oklahoma wanted UofL but the other 8 schools were against it? Come on, everyone knows those two schools run the Big 12. Don’t take me wrong, I’m glad the ACC got UofL, but that story is just to revisionist history for me. What’s you’re take on it John?

    • Yeah, I’m not 100-percent sold on that aspect as I never heard it the first time it was brough up (if someone has that info though, please feel free to share). Seems like WVU was the best football add at the time, and Louisville was the best all-sports add, furthering the thought that Texas and OU would want the ‘Neers.

      Unsure what the motivations of the others would’ve been, though. More all-sports motivations I’m sure, but they also seem to understand that strong football drives the bus. Could’ve gone either way, I suppose.

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