ACC Football Daily Links — Who are the ACC’s Breakout Players for the 2013 Season?

Florida State Jameis Winston Breakout Player 2013 Quarterback Noles FSU

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ACC Football Breakout Players for 2013 (Athlon Sports)

Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. The ACC has a solid group of players waiting to break out in 2013, including Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. The redshirt freshman already has an enormous preseason buzz thanks to a strong performance this spring…

ACC Football Preseason Dudes and Duds (BC Interruption)

From the stats crazy enough to be true department… @D1scourse: “Maryland will depart the ACC having never received a first-place vote in the Atlantic Division (since 2005) in the media’s preseason poll.” With the release of the 2013 ACC Football preseason media poll, we now have nine years of preseason media polls since the division split…

With Depth and Chemistry, Defense Ready to Step Up (Orange and White)

Defending today’s college offenses isn’t getting any easier. No-huddle schemes using spread offense and Pistol formation principles are becoming more and more of a part of the ACC’s identity with each head coaching or offensive coordinator change. In Brent Venables’ first year as Clemson’s defensive coordinator, his unit actually gave up two more yards per game (396.2) and improved eight spots nationally from the previous season…

Syracuse, Scott Shafer Fit the “New Guy” Stereotype at ACC Football Kickoff (

The minute hand on the clock skipped past 5:09 p.m. with Scott Shafer nowhere in sight. It was the last media session on the last day of the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff, and the league’s newest head coach was late. Waiting for him, seated in gray chairs around a circular table cloaked by a white tablecloth, was a small contingent of media composed of mostly familiar faces…

Boyd Aims to Bring Clemson Another Title (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

He started by singing some country music lyrics, downplayed trash talk from South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, spoke of what a mentor Michael Vick has been and heralded the hurry-up offense as something that has no reason not to work in the NFL. It’s safe to say Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd felt comfortable at the ACC Kickoff at the Grandover Resort over the weekend…

Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher: Keep Winning, Titles Should Follow (CBS Sports)

Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher sort of went LeBron on the ACC Football Kickoff on Monday. Not one, not two, not three… Well, he didn’t exactly guarantee national titles, but his point is this: Keep winning like last season, titles should follow. “You keep winning 12 or 13 games a year, we’re going to win one, or two or three or wherever it may go,” said Fisher, whose Seminoles won 12 games and the school’s first ACC title since 2005 a year ago…

Pitt Gets Incomplete Reception to ACC (Times Online)

Pitt football’s entrance into the Atlantic Coast Conference officially commences when defending conference champion Florida State comes to Heinz Field for a nationally televised Labor Day showdown. And, if ticket sales are a reflection, there is considerable buzz in western Pennsylvania. “That’s why you join conferences like this. Our players are excited about it, I’m excited, our fans are excited.”

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