ACC Football Daily Links — Conference Realignment Q&A With Frank the Tank

Florida State Seminoles ACC Championship Grant of Media Rights Conference Realignment Q&A Frank the Tank

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Realignment Q&A With Frank the Tank, Part 1: Grant of Rights (Burnt Orange Nation)

Major college realignment finally seems to have come to a halt, or, at the very least, a decade-long pause before the next likely potential window in which we could see any reshuffling. Since the Big Ten opened the window for the recent round of realignment with its late-2009 announcement that it intended to expand by adding a twelfth member, one of the leading voices to emerge in the coverage of All Things Realignment has been blogger Frank The Tank…

2013 College Football Conference Picks: Top-to-Bottom Standings for Each League (SB Nation)

College football starts next month. It’s time to make our best guesses as to which teams finish where in every conference around the country. To that end, voters from SB Nation’s college football network selected full standings for each 2013 league and division. We also included Football Outsiders’ F/+ projections as a ballot, because we like math. (Learn more about F/+ here)…

Clemson, Miami Rate as Favorites to Play in ACC Football Title Game (Daily Press)

Clemson and Miami haven’t clashed on the football field since 2010 and aren’t scheduled to play again until 2015. Here’s forecasting they’ll meet in the interim – at the ACC championship game Dec. 7 in Charlotte, N.C. The Hurricanes have never won the league title. The Tigers ended the longest drought in their history, 21 years, by hoisting the hardware in 2011…

No Change is Good for Pitt Football (TimesOnline)

Aaron Donald couldn’t keep the smile off his face when he talked about having the same coaching staff back this season. After two consecutive years of transition, Donald and his Pitt football teammates finally found some stability with Paul Chryst. The Panthers can already see the difference not just in their familiarity with the system, but in the chemistry building with the coaches and each other…

Alabama’s 3-4 Defense: Playmaking Linebackers (The Key Play)

As was previously discussed, the basic role of the defensive line in a 3-4 scheme is to control multiple offensive linemen and tie up blockers. The d-line wants to free up a large, athletic linebacker corps to make plays all over the field. There are four linebacker positions in Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart’s defense…

The Inspirational Story of Georgia Tech’s QB Commit (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

One of this year’s most inspirational recruiting stories is Matthew Jordan, the quarterback who recently committed to Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes around six years ago but hasn’t let the incurable disease affect his football dreams. Jordan developed into one of Alabama’s top high school football players, and he picked Georgia Tech over Nebraska, among 18 college scholarship offers…

One Man’s Opinion of Al Groh (Daily Progress)

One of my philosophies about ripping someone in print has always been, if you’re going to take a shot, make sure you’ve got plenty of ammunition. There’s no room for inaccuracy, no gray area. That’s why, after listening to Wes McElroy’s (ESPN radio, 840-AM) interview with SI.com columnist Stewart Mandel, I joined many of my peers who were less than impressed with Mandel’s defense for naming Virginia’s Al Groh as college football’s worst coach…

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