ACC Football Daily Links: Who’s the ACC’s Top True Freshman — Tyler Boyd or Brandon Facyson?

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Take 2: Best True Frosh: Boyd or Facyson (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

The fact Pitt is playing at Virginia Tech this week is the perfect time for us to debate who is the ACC’s best true freshman: Virginia Tech CB Brandon Facyson, or Pitt WR Tyler Boyd? Both have had amazing seasons so far, and it’s only early October. AA says: Facyson has had biggest impact. There is no arguing Boyd is one of the top all-purpose players in the nation and incredibly fun to watch, too…

FSU’s Jameis Winston Gradually Earning Coach Jimbo Fisher’s Trust (Miami Herald)

As Jameis Winston trotted off the field following a highlight-worthy 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Nick O’Leary, he thanked each of his offensive linemen on the sideline before turning to his head coach. The play had been miraculous, with the redshirt freshman escaping a near-certain sack by spinning away from two Maryland Terrapins defenders before firing a laser in the back of the end zone…

Virginia Football Heads Into Maryland Game Seeking to Avoid Going Into a Tailspin (Washington Post)

On the heels of another disappointing defeat, Virginia defensive end Eli Harold was reminded Monday of the discontent that afflicted the Cavaliers during the midseason swoon that ultimately doomed their 2012 campaign. Practices were “dead” and players “didn’t have any passion,” he said…

Much Work Ahead for Georgia Tech (Macon Telegraph)

If there was one positive takeaway from Saturday’s loss to Miami, it was Georgia Tech’s improvement when it came to running the option. But self-inflicted wounds have killed the Yellow Jackets during the past two weeks, a trend they hope will change this week against BYU. For most of the first half against Miami, the Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-2 ACC) looked like past Paul Johnson teams…

Swinney, Tigers Know What’s Coming From BC, But Can They Stop It? (Orange and White)

Dabo Swinney and his Tigers know who’s coming. Boston College’s offensive game plan is just about as straightforward as it comes: hand the ball to the nation’s rushing leader, Andre Williams, and keep handing it off until the opposition caves. Despite the fact that he has one of the ACC’s better receivers at his disposal, Chase Rettig, the Eagles’ fourth-year starting quarterback, put the ball in the air just 13 times in his team’s victory over Army…

Analyzing UNC’s Offense: Third Down (Tar Heel Blog)

Yesterday we looked at UNC’s offense on first and second down and discovered there are plenty of efficiency issues on the first two plays of the four down cycle. Since the Tar Heels are facing third down more often than they did a year ago, how do they fare? Here is a breakdown of North Carolina on third down facing different yardage situations via CFB Stats…

Syracuse Football Recruiting 2013: Orange Moving Up in National Rankings (SB Nation Recruiting)

Under first-year head coach Scott Shafer, Syracuse’s 2014 recruiting class got off to a bit of a slow start. Things have really picked up recently, though, and now the Orange have some momentum on the recruiting trail. Syracuse’s current class of 12 players is ranked 57th overall on 24/7Sports’ composite team rankings. That’s up a bit since the summer months, rising 12 spots the past couple weeks…

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