ACC Football Daily Links — After Drawn-Out Process With NCAA, Miami Avoids Bowl Ban

Miami Hurricanes Canes Bowl Ban Scholarship Loss NCAA Nevin Shapiro Postseason BCS

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

No Bowl Ban, No TV Ban, No Problem for UM as Decision Day is Here (State of the U)

With the announcement of minimal sanctions by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday, the Nevin Shapiro saga has come to an end.  May the name never be uttered again.  The dark three-year period in the history of the University of Miami has drawn to a successful conclusion.  The convicted Ponzi-schemer can hurt the University no more…

U.Va’s Mike London Says He’s the “Right Man for the Job” and “Knows How to Win” (Daily Press)

The tactical challenges of preparing for Georgia Tech’s veer option are difficult enough. Paul Johnson’s Yellow Jackets are fresh off a 56-0 beatdown of Syracuse, and last year they gouged the Cavaliers 56-20. But Virginia carries an additional burden entering Saturday’s homecoming…

Does LSU Deserve to be Three Spots Ahead of Virginia Tech in the AP Poll? (Gobbler Country)

Foreword: This thread on Reddit was the inspiration for this article. When I first read through this thread I was doing my normal thing – upvoting every pro-Virginia Tech argument and downvoting every anti-Virginia Tech argument. However, it occurred to me that instead of blindly following the arguments, I could actually contribute to it…

FSU in a Class By Itself in League Play (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Yes, Florida State is that good. After Saturday’s 51-14 dismantling of Clemson, the question now is not whether FSU is the best team in the ACC, the debate is over whether it’s the best team in the country. Saturday’s win in Death Valley was less of an indictment on Clemson and more of a statement about Florida State as a program under coach Jimbo Fisher…

Syracuse Football History: Is There Any Carryover From Losing By More Than 40 Points (

The Georgia Tech game was bad. Epically bad. Tragi-comedy bad. The 56-0 loss tied for the 10th worst defeat in Syracuse history and is one of just 11 losses in the past 40 years by more than 40 points. It was the only one of those losses that didn’t come against an opponent ranked in the AP Top 25. It’s over, though. Thrown away, as Syracuse defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said afterward…

Schedule Gives UNC Chance for Turnaround (Associated Press)

North Carolina appears to have a realistic chance to turn around its season. The Tar Heels (1-5, 0-3) currently have the worst overall record among ACC teams, but their last six games will be against five conference opponents with a combined 17-15 record and a team from the championship subdivision. If anything is to change, it has to start with Saturday’s home game against Boston College (3-3, 1-2)…

Well-Rested Hokies to Keep Momentum Going (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Senior quarterback Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech admitted that, with the momentum of six straight victories, part of him wanted to get back out on the field Saturday and play another football game instead of having a bye. That part wasn’t his sprained right foot. “My foot has been a little bit bothering me, but other than that, I feel back to normal,” Thomas said Monday during the Hokies’ weekly media conference…

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