ACC Football Daily Links — Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson Bound for Twitter Stardom

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

Friday, June 28, 2013

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson, Rising Star on Twitter (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

For a coach who resisted Twitter for the longest time, Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson sure looks like he’s having a lot of fun on social media. Even if you’re not a fan of the Yellow Jackets, Johnson is one of college football’s most entertaining coaches to follow on Twitter. Unlike his counterpart at UGA, Johnson is quick to offer an opinion on an array of different topics, mostly sports. He’s opinionated, witty, candid and funny.

NC State Wolfpack WR Rashard Smith Ready for Dave Doeren’s New Offense (Charlotte Observer)

Rashard Smith arrived at North Carolina State as a cornerback, fought back from a knee injury that cost him more than a year then converted to receiver only to earn reserve role. Now he’s poised for much more in the Wolfpack’s new offense under first-year coach Dave Doeren. “I took it as there’s an opportunity to show other people what I can do,” Smith said of the coaching change…

Fact or Fiction: Joyner Fits at Corner (NoleNation)

Fact or Fiction: Lamarcus Joyner’s decision to move from safety to cornerback was the right choice for Florida State’s secondary. The case for: From a personal standpoint, there’s virtually no argument against this move for Joyner. For the past two years, he’s been among the most productive and feared safeties in the ACC…

FSU By the Position: Preseason MVP at Linebacker (Christian Jones) (Orlando Sentinel)

When it comes specifically to FSU’s offensive backfield, does James Wilder Jr. have what it takes to be the team’s biggest MVP? Or should that honor go to the likely starting quarterback, Jameis Winston? On a team that ended the spring with more than 75 percent of its 2012 receptions returning, who do you name the pass-catching preseason MVP?…

Countdown to the ACC: Anyone Out There Still Think This is the Wrong Move for Syracuse? (Syracuse.com)

Any holdouts left out there? Is there any Syracuse fan, I mean even one, that thinks this whole ACC thing is a bad idea? Anyone planning on handcuffing themselves to the revolving doors of the Carrier Dome, sticking around until Syracuse reconsiders its decision and goes back to the Big East? Sure, it was a shock at first to hear Syracuse was going to leave behind years of tradition, great rivalries…

Boston College 2013 Previews: Clemson Tigers (BC Interruption)

Last season, BC actually stuck with Clemson, this was all before everything went to hell in a handbasket. Even though it was a relatively close game, the 2012 mtachup with the Tigers had all the trademarks of a Frank Spaziani loss. The defense looked completely lost, late turnovers by his offense, and an opponents star player that put up absurd numbers…

Pitt Football Extends Recruiting Focus South (TimesOnline.com)

Earlier this month, a high school student named Mike Herndon told Pitt coach Paul Chryst he wanted to play football for the Panthers in 2014. Herndon’s decision was somewhat lost in a flurry of activity surrounding Pitt recruiting, as he was one of 10 student-athletes to verbally commit to the Panthers over a five-day period in late-June…

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