ACC's lunchtime links
January, 8, 2014
By David M. Hale | ESPN.com
“Polar vortex” sounds so much more fun than it actually is.
- The Tallahassee Democrat digs into Florida State’s game-winning drive in the BCS championship.
- Jameis Winston was booted from a practice leading up to the title game, writes the Orlando Sentinel.
- Florida State’s national championship was the crown jewel in a breakthrough season for the ACC, writes Joe Giglio of the Charlotte Observer.
- Louisville’s coaching search could be drawing to a close, writes the Courier-Journal.
- BCS bowl win or another state championship? Better schedule or biggest win? The Clemson-South Carolina debate rages on, writes The State.
- Georgia Tech added one of the state’s top running backs — at long last, writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- The jump to the ACC added some serious value to Syracuse’s athletics program, writes The Post-Standard. Though it’s interesting that in the study cited, no ACC team ranks higher than No. 22 overall, and the conference has just two programs in the top 30.
- It’s still a waiting game on Denzel Perryman and Anthony Chickillo at Miami after both players received their NFL advisory board projections, writes the Miami Herald.
- Could BC defensive coordinator Don Brown be leaving for UMass? BC Interruption considers the possibility.
- The Roanoke Times laments another flubbed opportunity at Virginia after Anthony Poindexter bolted for a job at UConn.
Players Provide Playoff Picks
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State