ACC Football Daily Links — No, the Public Doesn’t Care About Potential NCAA Violations Anymore

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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

NCAA Violations Exposes and the Dwindling Public Outrage Over Them (Tar Heel Blog)

This week has been a busy one for the national media. In the span of three days Sports Illustrated and Yahoo! Sports have both published reports alleging a whole range of NCAA violations involving Oklahoma State and three SEC schools. In the case of Oklahoma State, is midway through a week long release of a multi-part series that paints the Cowboy football program as being out of control…

For Syracuse, Wagner Game Provides an Opportunity to Cure What Ails Team After 0-2 Start (

If anyone could accurately take the temperature of this 0-2 Syracuse team heading into this weekend’s home-opener against Wagner, Jay Bromley is a safe pick. The senior defensive tackle is a co-captain, does not mince words, and he has the gravitas coach Scott Shafer covets in his players, a work ethic and desire to always polish his craft…

FSU Working Out Kinks in New Defense (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

It wasn’t until he watched the tape that Timmy Jernigan felt some satisfaction. On the field against Pittsburgh, he’d been frustrated. The Panthers’ offense mustered too many big plays, and Jernigan felt responsible. But the film told a different story. Jernigan had four tackles — including two for a loss — and a sack, but it wasn’t until he slowed down the tape, watched each play unfold in intricate detail, that he saw how much he’d contributed…

Leading the Way (The Heights)

Before last Saturday, it had been almost three years since Andre Williams had seen so clearly on the football field. Time after time, quarterback Chase Rettig would hand the Boston College senior the ball, and Williams could envision exactly where he needed to go.  Matt Patchan and Bobby Vardaro moved the Deacons out of the way on the left, Harris Williams and captain Ian White did the same on the right…

Staff Roudntable: What We Learned From the WCU Win (Gobbler Country)

It’s hard to take much away from a win over a bad FCS-level opponent. Even though the score reads like a blowout, with the Hokies winning 45-3, the play on the field was not as dominant as the score would indicate. Specifically, the struggles of Logan Thomas still stand out. Thomas played better statically against Western Carolina, but that’s to be expected given the expansive gap in skill between Alabama and the FCS foe…

With Peake Sidelined, Versatility, Youth Movement Will Serve Tigers Receivers Well (Orange and White)

After Chad Kelly tore his ACL in the Orange-White spring game, he got some words of encouragement from Jim Kelly, his NFL Hall of Fame uncle. “He said it might be the best thing that ever happened to me because now I would stay in the pocket a lot more,” Kelly said earlier this week, after making his debut against South Carolina State…

Virginia Tech Catching Up to ACC Rivals With Indoor Football Practice Facility (Daily Press)

Virginia Tech football lacks few amenities associated with national-caliber programs. Thanks to generous donors and a supportive administration, the Hokies practice, condition, play and prepare in ever-evolving facilities. One exception: an indoor practice complex…

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