ACC Football Daily Links — Clemson vs. Florida State Set for Primetime, ESPN College Gameday

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Excitement Builds for FSU-Clemson Showdown (Tallahassee Democrat)

When the Florida State football team returns to practice this afternoon, the focus won’t be on Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and the Clemson Tigers.The No. 6 Seminoles insist they won’t start thinking about No. 3 Clemson until they spend a few days perfecting their own skills, techniques and schemes. That’s the luxury of having a bye week before the highly anticipated ACC showdown…

The Overlooked Significant of Louisville-Rutgers (Card Chronicle)

Just about everyone associated with Louisville football has had Thursday night’s game against Rutgers circled for months now. The reasons have been varied – rivalry game, chance to make a statement on national television, quality win, etc. – but there’s no question that the circle has only grown bolder in recent weeks as an already languid list of Cardinal opponents have devolved into a group even less formidable…

After a 1-4 Start, Can North Carolina Make a Bowl in 2013? (Athlon Sports)

North Carolina entered 2013 with high expectations. The Tar Heels finished 8-4 with NCAA sanctions preventing this team from playing in a bowl game last season and was picked by some to win the Coastal Division. However, North Carolina has been one of the biggest disappointments in the ACC so far, starting the season with a 1-4 record…

Analyzing UNC’s Offense: First and Second Down (Tar Heel Blog)

The second year of the Larry Fedora era has been a struggle. The defense has been bad and the offense has not lived up to the expectations set by the head coach. The start-and-stop of the Tar Heel offense this season can be seen very clearly when you take a look at the stats on first and second down…

Virginia Tech’s Path of Revenge Leads to Much-Anticipated Pittsburgh Meeting (Daily Press)

With one third of Virginia Tech’s ACC revenge tour successfully out of the way, linebacker Tariq Edwards turned his attention Sunday to Pittsburgh and the next stop on the payback expedition. He was reminded of just how ugly it got last season in Pittsburgh’s 35-17 win against Tech, which marked a rare fourth consecutive win by an opponent in matchups against the Hokies…

Receivers Provide Huge Boost for Pitt (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Tyler Boyd spent his first collegiate bye weekend at nearby Clairton High School watching his alma mater’s game against Brentwood. He was taken aback by the reaction his presence drew. “I hadn’t been in the city for quite a while, and everybody just loved to see me,” Boyd said. “They thought I was some famous person, so it was real different around there.” Such is life in the fast lane for Pitt’s freshman sensation…

All is Not Lost (Cavalier Daily)

One of the hallmarks of my time here at Virginia has been a general sense of jadedness when it comes to our football program. A classmate told me yesterday that he actually enjoys the fact that Virginia is not known as a powerhouse program because it forces us to find bonds and an identity outside of football…

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