ACC Football Daily Links — FSU’s Jameis Winston Shows Both Flaws and Composure in Saturday’s Win

Florida State Jameis Winston QB Quarterback Seminoles FSU Bethune-Cookman Mistakes Flaws Composure

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Florida State’s Jameis Winston: Composure Beyond His Years (Tomahawk Nation)

It’s one thing to keep your composure and stay focused when everything is going your way – like it has for Florida State’s Jameis Winston through the first two games – but it’s a completely different story how you handle yourself when things aren’t going your way. The Florida State Seminoles got their first taste of adversity Saturday night against visiting Bethune-Cookman, and the outcome was promising…

Players Mark Gear in Protest (ESPN’s Outside the Lines)

In a gesture that organizers hope turns into an athlete-driven national movement, players from Georgia Tech, Georgia and Northwestern took the field Saturday with gear they had marked up to protest the NCAA’s treatment of athletes on issues ranging from concussions to compensation. ESPN cameras showed that players, including Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee, wrote on their wrist tape “APU” — All Players United…

Inside Clemson Football: Lessons Learned From Season’s First Half (Orange and White)

We’re through the first quarter of Clemson’s regular season. Breaking down what we know/don’t know, MVPs and players we’re looking for more from… What we know… 1) Clemson’s d-line is for real: Whether it’s Vic Beasley’s five sacks or Shaq Lawson’s 4.5 tackles for loss or Grady Jarrett’s 16 tackles (third-best on the team) or Corey Crawford’s interception (and nice return)…

Florida State Still Waiting for First Big Test (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

After the 54-6 shellacking of an FCS opponent had ended, Jimbo Fisher perched himself in front of cameras and reporters and grimaced as he studied the statistics from the game. Receivers dropped three potential touchdowns. The freshman phenom at quarterback made too many bad decisions. The defense coughed up 18 first downs…

Kicking Themselves Out of a Mess (Gobbler Country)

After missing two field goals (including an additional one which didn’t count) and an extra point, Journell did not dress for the Marshall game, a development which wasn’t reported until the day of. Coach Beamer announced that Cody Journell was suspended for an unspecific team violation, and that’s why he had to rely on punter turned place-kicker Ethan Keyserling, who promptly missed three field goal attempts…

Duke Defense Continues to Look for Answers (Durham Herald-Sun)

The defensive breakdowns and the opponents’ explosive plays, which marred the last half of Duke’s football season in 2012, have returned. Against ACC foes, they really never left. Duke lost a wild 58-55 game to league newcomer Pittsburgh on Saturday, marking the eighth consecutive game against an ACC team that the Blue Devils have allowed 30 points or more…

Coaching to Win (Backing the Pack)

During the final plays of NC State’s last drive of the game on Thursday, as the clock waned and the cursed full moon became obscured by clouds, one of my good friends was coaching to win the game. “If we score here, we should go for two,” he said, leaning around several slack-jawed students in red to make eye contact. “If Doeren is coaching to win, we should go for two”…

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