ACC Football Daily Links — College Football Playoff Committee Finally Taking Shape, (Likely) Includes Clemson AD

Dan Radakovich Clemson Athletic director AD College Football Playoff Committee

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

Friday, October 4, 2013

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Tracker: Six Names Reportedly In (SB Nation)

Latest update: CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler reports West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck and Clemson’s Dan Radakovich are in, Dennis Dodd adds Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez and USC’s Pat Haden, and ESPN’s Brett McMurphy says Arkansas AD Jeff Long and former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese are in…

After Turbulent Start to Edsall Era, Maryland Shapes Into ACC Contender (USA Today)

If they’d awarded a trophy last season for unluckiest team in college football, coach Randy Edsall’s Maryland Terrapins might well have been a lock. When asked about that this week, Edsall somehow managed to not cross his fingers or knock on wood (unless he did it on the sly).”It’s unfortunate. It’s football. I don’t think I did anything in my life that somebody was trying to punish me,” said Edsall”…

Hunt Sparks New Life Into Syracuse Offense (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Amid a two-week marathon of preparation for Saturday’s game against No. 3 Clemson, Syracuse coach Scott Shafer found a few spare minutes to watch some NFL football, checking in on a game in which New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees racked up one big play after another. What struck Shafer wasn’t so much Brees’ methodical dismantling of another defense with his arm…

Dissecting Recruiting and Attrition in the UNC Program (Tar Heel Blog)

In the wake of North Carolina’s debacle against East Carolina there have been opinions flying about what exactly ails these Tar Heels. Is it the coaching? The scheme? The real estate between the players’ ears? Since this is the internet there is no shortage of ideas, some of which have a lot of merit all things considered…

Tigers’ Answer to Syracuse’s Pressure: Protect and Attack (Orange and White)

Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris and Tajh Boyd know exactly what’s coming. Syracuse’s defensive game plan will be to disrupt the Clemson offense via pressure. How much pressure? “They’ll bring it from everywhere,” said Swinney. “They play cover-zero and bring one more than you can block. They’ve got six-plus starters back, and they’re as aggressive as anybody we’ll play…

Hokies Throwing Off Foes (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer said this week his team now is better passing the football than it is running it. And while on the surface that might seem like a staggering statement, the numbers back up Beamer. The Hokies (4-1, 1-0 ACC) are averaging just 2.7 yards per rushing attempt the past three games after opening the year with 5.8 yards per carry in the first two games…

ACC: NFL Quarterback Breeding Ground (WRAL Sports)

There were six starting quarterbacks in the National Football League this past week that played in the ACC, tied with the SEC for the most of any conference. If you were watching the NFL last weekend, there was a one-in-three chance a former ACC player was quarterbacking. Considering the ACC’s football reputation (Clemsoning. NC State Stuff), this might come as a surprise to many fans…

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