ACC Football Daily Links — Recapping a Very Busy 2013 ACC Football Kickoff Event

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

ACC Football Kickoff Notes: Can the Conference Have 10 Bowl Teams in 2013? (SB Nation)

ACC Network a ways off: The ACC has multiple issues to work out in putting together a network like the Big Ten has and the SEC will soon have. It plans to learn from the SEC’s process so that its attempt can go more smoothly. Bowl teams could soon receive greater payout than non-bowl teams: Commissioner John Swofford told me that there could be an change in the distribution of bowl revenue as soon as this season…

ACC Enters “New Era” Stronger Than Ever (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

On Sunday evening, long after the interviews and dinner reception had ended at the ACC Football Kickoff, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora joined Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson for a cigar outside the posh Grandover Resort, where this year’s ACC media days are being held. Somebody should get one for ACC commissioner John Swofford, too…

ACC Kickoff: The Logical Fallacy of “Competitive Balance,” Divisional Alignment and Permanent Crossovers (BC Interruption)

Invariably the question of the ACC’s division alignment comes up at every league meeting; even more so now that the league has added newcomers Syracuse to the Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh to the Coastal Division and will make a Louisville-for-Maryland swap in the Atlantic. And every single time, Commissioner John Swofford or a member’s A.D. will dismiss the idea out of division realignment out of hand citing competitive balance…

Look for Division 4 to Revolutionize College Athletics (CBS Sports)

The gravity of the situation hit home when a conservative administrator — a wrestler in his younger days and AD at academically elite Stanford for six years — was the one to finally give voice to the upheaval we’d been hearing about for months.While it’s not a full-on breakaway from the NCAA that’s coming to college football, the look and feel of the sport will never be the same…

BCS Era Hasn’t Been Friendly to ACC Teams (Charlotte Observer)

The Bowl Championship Series will close its doors after one more season of suspect math, ticket scams and convoluted matchups. A four-team playoff will replace the Bowl Championship Series in 2014, and for the ACC’s college football teams the BCS era can’t end soon enough. Among the six major conferences which started the bowl-game cartel in 1998, the ACC won the fewest titles (one in 15 seasons)…

Clemson’s FootbalL Heart Beats Through Tajh Boyd (USA Today)

On a sticky night in late May, quarterback Tajh Boyd and one of his Clemson teammates drove 40 miles from campus and tried to blend in at a country music concert whose headline act reached the height of popularity when Boyd was 5 years old. In the middle of an offseason where Johnny Manziel, the nation’s top quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner, went onstage with Wale and rubbed elbows with Drake, here was Boyd…

Duke Still Facing Low Expectations (Durham Herald-Sun)

While Duke football took a major step last year with a long-awaited bowl trip, the Blue Devils saw Monday they still have proving to do. Coming off last season’s 6-7 campaign that included a Belk Bowl appearance, the Blue Devils were picked to finish last in the seven-team ACC Coastal Division in a poll of media attending the Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort…

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