ACC Football Daily Links — ACC Coaches Still Wary About 2014 College Football Playoff

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

Monday, August 12, 2013

ACC Coaches Conflicted on Upcoming Playoff System (Fox Sports Carolinas)

The college football universe is justifiably anticipating the new playoff system, which starts next year. And while the ACC is excited about its new additions and the potential of some of its old members to take the next step, the perception problem surrounding ACC football is still going to be there. There’s still a lot of uncertainty about exactly how the playoff is going to work, too…

Why Jameis Winston Will Be Your New Favorite College Football Players (Deadspin)

Much as it hurts me to my heart to say this as a Florida fan, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is going to be one of the most fun college football players of 2013 and beyond. The glorious quotes that come out of his mouth are only part of why. Today, at an FSU media availability, Winston, a redshirt freshman who sat behind EJ Manuel in 2012 and became a phenomenon with tremendous spring play, opined on rainy days…

2013 Miami Football’s 10 Things to Know: Black Clouds and Traction (SB Nation)

1. Out, Damned Spot: First things first: Al Golden took the Temple job. You’re not going to scare him. After a decent five-year run as Virginia’s defensive coordinator, he looked at a program that had gone 3-31 in the last three years, had ranked dead last in the F/+ rankings in 2005, and had stunk so bad that it lost its spot in the Big East, and he thought, “Yeah, I think I can make something of that”…

One Year After Injury, Maryland Quarterback C.J. Brown Healthy and Ready to Return (Testudo Times)

On Thursday, it will be a full year since it was announced that Maryland starting quarterback C.J. Brown tore his ACL in a non-contact drill. Brown missed all of last season, and the Terps ended up 4-8, missing a bowl game for the second straight year. Brown played briefly as a freshman in 2010, throwing an incomplete pass and running once for 12 yards before breaking his collarbone…

Q&A: Scott Shafer (ACC Sports Journal)

What were your thoughts or reaction to being picked sixth in the Atlantic Divison? I’ve been accustomed for so many years to not looking at preseason polls. I don’t read any of those magazines. It’s not where you start; it’s where you finish. We’ve got to go on the field and prove we’re better than sixth place, and we look forward to that challenge…

It’s a Large Step Up for Pittsburgh (KDKA 93.7 – “The Fan”)

College football camps have started, and the season will kick off Labor Day weekend. The Pitt Panthers kick off their inaugural ACC season Labor Day night at home against Florida State. Phil Steele of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview told Troy Clardy that the ACC will bring tougher competition for the Panthers. “I do think it’s a pretty good sized jump,” Steele said. “You look at the first opponent right out of the box, Florida State”…

Position Previews: Specialists (From the Rumble Seat)

Isn’t it interesting what a conundrum it is of how much this unit gets brushed off to the side, while being pointed at as the group that can win or lose a game? Going into this year, we’re a little more confident in who will be doing what than we were last year. The first thing that probably caught your eye up there is Harrison Butker being listed at Kicker…

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