ACC Football Daily Links — Tough Decisions Ahead for North Carolina if 2013 Season Doesn’t Turn Around Soon

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tar Heels Facing Difficult, Unpleasant Decisions if Season Doesn’t Turn Around Soon (Wilmington Star-News)

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora doesn’t usually talk about injuries or address the status of key players, especially early in a game week. But he did this time. Asked Monday if senior quarterback Bryn Renner had recovered enough from his recent ankle injury to start Thursday’s critical date with ACC Coastal Division frontrunner Miami, Fedora answered directly and decisively…

Clemson Attempting to Break Kansas City Chiefs’ Crowd Noise Record (SB Nation)

Clemson is getting ready to host what many are billing as the most important conference game in ACC history, and the No. 3 Tigers appear to be pulling out the stops to secure any possible advantage over the No. 5 Florida State Seminoles. In a statement released today, the Clemson athletic department announced that they have their sights set on breaking the Guinness World Record for Loudest Crowd Roar during the the game…

Line Not Only Problem for Pitt (Times Online)

Pitt quarterback Tom Savage undoubtedly is sore this week. Savage was sacked eight times in Pitt’s loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday, and the Hokies were also credited with seven quarterback hurries. On a few other occasions, Savage was forced to abandon the pocket and make yardage with his feet, not an easy task for the 6-5, 230-pounder…

Context Isn’t Everything (Sports On Earth)

It is not true that all college football writers and broadcasters are required to emphasize the words “The Schedule” in every sentence spoken about Louisville football. It just seems that way. Louisville will host UCF on ESPN on Friday night, the second of (at most) four Cardinals games that anyone outside the state of Kentucky actually will watch, mostly because it’s the second of four weeknight games in favorable time slots…

C.J. Spiller Blazed the Florida Trail That Brought Sammy Watkins, Others to Clemson (Orange and White)

Sammy Watkins was a middle-schooler in Fort Myers, Fla., and not thinking much about college when Clemson first made a strong impression that apparently stuck with him through the years. The All-American receiver for the third-ranked Tigers noticed that two of the Sunshine State’s top prep players in tailback C.J. Spiller and receiver Jacoby Ford both picked Clemson despite solid connections to Florida State…

It’s a Football Game, Don’t Make it Life or Death (Tallahassee Democrat)

Investing too much emotionally in Florida State football can be bad for your health. This isn’t an exaggeration — according to Dr. Ron Burks, a psychotherapist with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, those who place too much of their own self-worth on a sports team run the risk of slipping into depression or behaving recklessly after a loss…

Turnover Margin a Problem for Terps Over Last Two Games (Washington Post)

Compared with last season, when the Maryland football team recorded only 20 takeaways, the Terrapins were turnover-producing machines over their first four games this season, forcing 15 turnovers. Since then? Zero. “We practice it every day just like we were in the first four games, we just haven’t gotten any in the last two,” Coach Randy Edsall said during his weekly Sunday teleconference…

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