ACC Football Daily Links — Which Inferior Opponent Will Florida State Be Upset By This Season?

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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Which “Inferior” ACC Program Will Knock Off the Seminoles This Season? (BC Interruption)

It happens every year. Every year the Florida State football program comes into the season with lofty expectations. Things seemingly start off on the right foot. A 69-3 victory over Murray State here … a 55-0, running clock shortened bludgeoning of Savannah State there. Drop 52 on hapless Wake Forest (#TheRivalry) and then win a shootout against Clemson to start the year a perfect 4-0…

B1G 2013 Maryland // How Can We Hate Something We Know Nothing About? (Off Tackle Empire)

Dear Maryland: You’re not welcome here. I don’t want you. Most of us don’t want you. Honestly, Jim Delany doesn’t even want you, but letting you play our teams was unfortunately a necessary evil in order to get the TV money you’ll bring. But my alma mater prints enough dough without your dirty money to sponsor 36 varsity sports (and we still turn a profit, which you guys could learn a thing or two about)…

UM President Donna Shalala Opens NCAA Hearings With “Pretty Strong Case” (Miami Herald)

Nearly three years after former booster Nevin Shapiro began spinning a web of allegations about providing impermissible benefits to former players and coaches, the University of Miami got an opportunity Thursday morning to begin defending itself in front of the NCAA and its committee on infractions. Flanked by legal counsel and school staffers — including Hurricanes football coach Al Golden and basketball coach Jim Larrañaga…

In the Secondary, the Position to Watch for Syracuse Football is a Three-Man Cornerback Competition (

The Syracuse defensive backfield unit returns three starters and loses only fourth-round draft pick Shamarko Thomas, perhaps the heart of the defense in 2012. That’s a big loss, but Durell Eskridge, recovering from offseason hand and wrist surgery, should slide into Thomas’ spot. The position to watch this August is cornerback. The Orange returns three players with starting experience…

Q&A With UNC AD Bubba Cunningham (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

The theme on the college football page this week has focused on players, coaches and administrators facing challenges in their first year. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham knows all about that. Cunningham faced serious challenges in his first year at North Carolina, taking the job in 2011 in the face of uncertainty resulting from an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct…

A Look at the Numbers Behind a Georgia Tech Touchdown Drive (From the Rumble Seat)

This week I wrote a post at Football Study Hall detailing the outcome percentages for drives in college football by yard line and down. So if you have a 1st and 10 at your own 40, I can tell you how often an average team against an average defense would score a touchdown (just under 30% of the time). Percentages are nice and all, but what does this actually look like on a specific drive?…

What If Every School in the ACC Had Its Version of the Larry Fedora Freak Show? (SB Nation)

Are you ready for Fedora’s Freak Show? I bet you are. The logo is out, the one-night event is set for June 15, and the Heels are hoping to get some commitments out of it. This is the logo: @footballscoop: Logo for Fedora’s Freak Show is pretty impressive too. See the video here ……

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