ACC Football Daily Links — Bobby Bowden’s Role as Fundraiser is Key to Florida State’s Success

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

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Bowden Factor (Tallahassee Democrat)

Bobby Bowden. The name alone triggers excitement among Florida State’s Seminole Nation, from fans with deep pockets who are willing to share their wealth with the university’s athletics department to those who never attended FSU but have adopted the Seminoles as their team…

ACC Mascots Take Manhattan: A Spec Script (SB Nation)

EXT. BATTERY PARK – DAY; It’s July in New York City. A summer day like any other. It’s warm, but not too warm. Climate change and all that. Tourists flock to the city, intoxicated by the allure of the bright lights and the buzz of the crowded streets. THOMAS is a native, a bit annoyed with the people invading his home, but it’s part of living in New York. He is taking his niece, JENNIFER, on a Hudson River cruise…

How Steve Addazio is Changing Boston College’s Recruiting Culture (Sports Illustrated)

On a perfect June afternoon, the Boston College football staff huddled in rectangular formation in its windowless staff recruiting room. White boxed lunches sat in front of the 15 staff members — who has time to eat elsewhere? — and five separate whiteboards dedicated solely to BC’s 2014 recruiting class surrounded the group…

If Oregon Can Escape NCAA Hammer, Why Not Miami? (Sporting News)

What’s worse—that two Miami assistant football coaches allegedly knew of booster Nevin Shapiro’s antics and provided perks to athletes, or that former Oregon coach Chip Kelly gave $25,000 to street agent Will Lyles to steer star high school players to Oregon? This no longer is about any other school under any other scrutiny. From here on out, everything that happens with NCAA enforcement is compared to what happens at Miami…

Sizing Up the ACC: Clemson’s Not Alone in Looking for Answers at TE (Orange and White)

The tight end’s role in the Clemson offense, which appeared lesser in the spread, was a perception Chad Morris had to fight to keep players on campus…and then recruit. But the production the last two years speaks for itself: former Tiger tight end Dwayne Allen winning the Mackey Award (best TE) and then getting drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 and Brandon Ford matching his touchdown-record (8) and landing with the New England Patriots after 2012…

In Big-Money Marriage of TV and College Football, Who Has the Most Say? (

The connection is so easy. Television networks pay conferences billions for the right to broadcast football games — to capture moments like the Jadeveon Clowney whiplash hit in the Outback Bowl. So when conferences make major decisions, clearly television told them to do it. Right, Steve Spurrier? “Anything can happen when television starts telling you what to do,” said the South Carolina coach from the SEC Media Days…

Bleeding Orange and Green: Storming the ACC (State of the U)

The Atlantic Coast Conference: our path to the National Championship game. The University of Miami brought their talents, along with Virginia Tech, to the ACC in 2004. Since then, the Hokies have notched 4 ACC titles while Miami has yet to claim its first. This is a hard concept to grasp for Hurricanes fans, who got used to manhandling the Big East year in and year out…

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