ACC Football Daily Links — No. 3 Clemson v. No. 5 Florida State Could Be Most Important Game in ACC History

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

Monday, October 14, 2013

ACC is Poised for Biggest Football Game in its History (USA Today)

There’s really no denying it now. The upcoming showdown between the Clemson Tigers and Florida State Seminoles next Saturday will be the biggest regular-season game in ACC history. “In terms of ranking, prestige of the programs and what’s at stake, I think it probably is,” said Jim Young, editor of “They’re both big dogs. They’ve both won ACC titles in the last two years…

Swofford’s ACC Investment Finally Paying Off (WRALSports)

Gather around kids and hear the tale of John Swofford. The commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference welcomed Miami and Virginia Tech on July 1, 2004, with the stated goal of importing football strength to compliment Florida State and Clemson. Swofford also saw the big picture and understood the main source of television revenue would come from the gridiron. And then Swofford waited…

Florida State Football Recruiting Throughout the South: Fighting the SEC (Tomahawk Nation)

Recruiting: If It’s Not Broken, (Don’t Fix It) Break It And Make It Better Let’s indulge in a bit of American history for a moment. During the Cuban Missile crisis, President Kennedy (or RFK depending on whom you believe) referred to reading an obscure book about WWI, The Guns of August, as a turning point in how his administration handled the crisis…

Dr. Bridgewater: Or, How I Learned to Stop Caring And Love the Narrative (Card Chronicle)

Let’s make sure we are all talking about the same thing here: The Narrative: Louisville’s schedule is not good enough, all of their wins and stats are discounted because of the teams against whom they are playing, and not only are they not the best team in the country regardless of whether they go undefeated, they are not even worthy of playing in a game against the best team in the country, and teams with losses are better than they are…

FSU Looks Forward to Highly-Anticipated Rivalry Showdown With Clemson (Orlando Sentinel)

As a wide-eyed freshman, Adrian McPherson stood inside Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, soaking in the spectacle around him. It was the former Florida State quarterback’s first and only trip to Death Valley, but it was all he needed to grasp the intensity of the then budding rivalry. “I thought Death Valley was the toughest place to play, because you’re sitting down in that hole and they get on top of you, so you can literally hear nothing”…

Three Reasons to Be Optimistic (Tar Heel Blog)

Halfway through the ACC football season, Carolina is certainly atop the leaderboard for most disappointing season thus far. The Tar Heels are 1-4 and have looked bad on defense, sputtered on offense, played undisciplined football that has taken points off the board and had players suspended, and have added injury to insult with a number of key banged-up players…

Cline Emerging as Important Weapon for Tech (

After a three-and-out forced by the Virginia Tech defense on Pittsburgh’s opening drive, the Hokies marched 71 yards and scored their only touchdown of the game on a third-and-9 play from the Panthers’ 27-yard line. Tech quarterback Logan Thomas found tight end Kalvin Cline on a corner route toward the right pylon, and the freshman hauled it in and dove for the end zone for his first touchdown as a Hokie…

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