ACC Football Daily Links — How the Chick-fil-a Kickoff is Changing College Football

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

Friday, August 30, 2013

How the Chick-fil-a Kickoff is Changing College Football (USA Today)

Among bowl games that aren’t part of the BCS system, none has been more consistently successful over the past 10 years — either in attendance or television ratings — than the Chick-fil-A Bowl. In 2006, that led the game’s organizers, who were trying to elevate the game to BCS status, to ponder whether a second bowl in Atlanta before Christmas might be worthwhile…

Can the Hurricanes Win an ACC Title? (Sun Sentinel)

Assessing the hopes of the 2013 Miami football team can be viewed from two angles. Up close, there are the day-to-day questions. Can the defense stop anyone this season? Where can Duke Johnson carry the ground game? Will the Hurricanes beat Florida? And that all relates to the 30,000-foot view as well. From above, this is a program straddling history on several fronts with potential not seen in recent memory…

It’s Opening Night and STILL No Decision From NCAA (State of the U)

The 2013 Miami Hurricanes football season has arrived… and still not a peep from the NCAA. Silence. We’ve waited. And waited. And waited. While the University of Miami has patiently waited for the NCAA to render their decision, they have excluded themselves from going to two consecutive bowl games and an ACC Championship game  in 2012…

How Far Can Thomas Take the Hokies? (ESPN)

The transformation of Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas literally began from the ground up. It started this past spring, with a focus on his legs, especially his footwork. Next was his upper body, then his throwing motion, and, finally, his eyes and how he read defenses. There was an emphasis on taking the proper drop with the proper rhythm to improve his accuracy…

Terps Poised for Success With Continuity, Talent in 2013 (The Diamondback)

In each of Randy Edsall’s first two years as Terrapins football coach, the Terps were weaving in new pieces: new coordinators, new systems, new players, new quarterbacks, even new uniforms. Much of what was in place for Year 2 wasn’t what was in place before Edsall’s first season. But entering Edsall’s third year at the helm in College Park, there’s a sense of stability and sameness that bodes well for the Terps…

Record Books or Bust (Duke Chronicle)

Duke football begins the 2013 season at a crossroads—perhaps the most important mark in the program’s recent history, or maybe ever. Blue Devil fans may get to watch their team play in a bowl game for a second consecutive year—something this team has never accomplished. Bowl games have become the premier barometer of success in college football…

Virginia Tech Tries to Move Past 7-6 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Virginia Tech senior cornerback Kyle Fuller didn’t mince words when asked about last year’s 7-6 football season. “Disappointment,” Fuller said of the Hokies’ first non-10 win season since 2003. Virginia Tech did salvage things by winning its final two games of the regular season, extending its bowl streak to 20 years and beating Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl…

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