ACC Football Daily Links — Who Has the Edge in Syracuse QB Battle: Drew Allen or Terrel Hunt?

Drew Allen Terrel Hunt Syracuse Orange QB Competition 2013 Scott Shafer

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Case for Drew Allen: Syracuse Needs a Big Arm and a Presence at Quarterback (

Twelve days from now, on a Saturday afternoon in East Rutherford, N.J., Drew Allen might thank Ron Thompson. He might approach his teammate, a defensive end, in the hours leading up to the 3:30 p.m. kickoff and express his gratitude for beating that blocker two weeks earlier on Sligh Field at Fort Drum, for forcing Allen to roll out of the pocket to his right…

Which Hoo is Poised for a Breakout Season? (Streaking the Lawn)

Let’s get one thing straight. This is not going to be an easy year for coach Mike London and the Virginia Cavaliers. A tough non-conference schedule that includes early tests against BYU and the 3rd-ranked Oregon Ducks almost guarantees that the season gets off to a bumpy start. With a first-time starting quarterback in David Watford leading the offense, there will almost certainly be growing pains…

What True Freshman Will See the Field for the Deacs? (Blogger So Dear)

Last year, Jim Grobe brought in one of the biggest classes in Wake Forest history with 25 signees. He announced over the summer that he would be assessing more of the true freshmen and getting them on the field more if he felt that they were ready to go. This leads to the conclusion that there are several players out of that 22 recruited freshmen who could possibly see the field and contribute in one way or another…

Duke Football: A Best Case Season Scenario (Duke Report)

Few programs have come farther in a shorter period of time than Duke. Less than a decade removed from consistent winless seasons, the Blue Devils are coming off their best year in 18 seasons. There is a lot of excitement and buzz about the state of the program, but many head into the 2013 season seeing this as  rebuilding year for the Blue Devils…

Is Virginia Tech’s Home Football Sellout Streak in Jeopardy? (Daily Press)

Virginia Tech preserved its streak of home football sellouts last year, despite having to open ticket sales beyond athletic department donors. The 2013 season has proven even more challenging. “I think the sellout streak is in jeopardy, no doubt about it,” athletic director Jim Weaver said. “You’ve got to look all around the country and see what’s happening. … I think we’re part of the trend”…

Talented Freshmen Making Redshirt Decisions Tough on Tigers’ Coaches (Orange and White)

In Dabo Swinney’s first two seasons as Clemson’s head coach, the Tigers redshirted better than eight out of every 10 incoming freshmen. In the last two classes, slightly fewer than half have redshirted. It’s looking like it will be at least another year before the trend swings back in the opposite direction. Swinney said recently that “ideally” he’d like to invest a year of off-field development in every player who comes in the door…

2013 Season Preview: Offensive Backfield (Tar Heel Blog)

Last season North Carolina enjoyed probably the best quarterback/tailback combo in recent memory. Giovanni Bernard ran for over 1200 yards in ten games and Bryn Renner became only the second quarterback in UNC history to pass for over 3000 yards in a single season. Obviously both the passing and running games excelled in Larry Fedora’s offense…

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