ACC Football Daily Links — At ACC Kickoff, Swofford Continues Pushing Illusion of Amateurism in College Sports

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ignoring the Problem: ACC’s Big Fat Cash Cow (Tallahassee Democrat)

Want to know the strangest quality about cows? No matter what shade of gray you paint them, no matter the outfit, no matter the blue-ribbon bow, no matter the beautiful, maroon shade of lipstick you slather on those lips, it’s still 100 percent, bona fide beef. A cow will never not be a cow…

Deacon Discussion: What Should Expectations Be for Wake Forest Football? (Blogger So Dear)

So I was minding my own business when Twitter let me know that my new friend Bud Elliott over at Tomahawk Nation had posted his ACC Kickoff Notes. He included a subsection entitled, “Expectations at Wake,” in which he paraphrased (accurately) something Yours Truly said during a long discussion in the Media Hospitality room on Sunday night. It reads…

The ACC is Letting Syracuse Football Plot Its Own Destiny (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

Absolutely no one should have been surprised today when the 2013 Preseason All-ACC Football Team was announced and nary a Syracuse Orange made it. You shouldn’t have been surprised for obvious reasons (we don’t, in fact, have very many players who statistically measure up to the Clemson and Florida State folks). And you shouldn’t have been surprised for a reason that only became abundantly clear this weekend…

Expectations High for UNC Football (Daily Tar Heel)

With a new head coach leading the way last year, the North Carolina football team went 8-4, topped the Coastal Division and earned its best record since 1997. Now, with a year of experience already behind coach Larry Fedora, the Tar Heels know their coach’s expectations and system even better this time around. “It’s not even close, knowledge-wise,” Fedora said at the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro Saturday…

Pittsburgh Ready for Challenge in ACC (Roanoke Times)

In recent years, Pittsburgh football has been marked by change in the head coach’s office. This season, the big change for Pitt concerns its conference. Pitt, formerly a member of the Big East, makes its ACC debut this season. The Panthers expect their new league to be tougher than their old one. “It’s an upgrade, for sure,” receiver Devin Street said this week at the ACC’s preseason football media gathering in Greensboro, N.C…

#goacc Media Days: The Real Story of What Happened in Greensboro This Weekend (Gobbler Country)

The ACC Kickoff officially concluded Monday with the coaches giving press conferences and interviews to the media (the players had the first day), but earlier today the ACC Media announced its pre-season All-ACC team, putting the metaphoric nail in the weekend event. So now that all of that is over and done with, I finally feel comfortable spilling the beans on exactly what happened this weekend and Monday…

Vad Lee — 2013 Heisman Winner (From the Rumble Seat)

Countdown to Kickoff: 37 Days… I have plenty of good reason to think that Vad Lee will win the Heisman this year. (If you read past this sentence, you’re a trooper.) Right now, you’re probably saying, “Ha, that’s cute, but we know it will never actually happen.” That’s where your wrong. Humor me, if you will, and let me explain to you what Vad Lee has going for him on his 2013 Heisman campaign…

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