ACC's lunchtime links
February, 7, 2014
By David M. Hale | ESPN.com
Sports writers love complaining. Sochi has lots to complain about. That convergence yields amazing results.
- Duke becomes one of the first teams to kick off spring practice today, and the Charlotte Observer has a full preview of what’s in store for the defending Coastal Division champs.
- After inking one of the top classes in the nation in 2014, Tomahawk Nation looks at Florida State’s big needs for the 2015 signing class.
- Mike London brought an influx of “quality players” with this year’s recruiting class, writes the Daily Progress.
- Logan Thomas could still be a second-round selection in the NFL draft, writes the Roanoke Times.
- Clemson figures to have its star QB for the future in DeShaun Watson, who Bleacher Report projects could be the Tigers’ starter when the season begins in September.
- Aside from Watson, The State breaks down all of Clemson’s 2014 signings from Wednesday.
- Steve Addazio figures to have a lot more to work with at Boston College after Wednesday’s sizable signing class, writes the Boston Herald.
- As always with Paul Johnson’s teams, the rankings don’t tell the story of Georgia Tech’s signing class, writes the Atlanta Journal-Consitution.
- With Mark Stoops scoring big recruits at Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader wonders if the balance of power in the state has shifted away from Louisville.
- The Sun-Sentinel writes that not all Miami fans are overly excited with the Hurricanes’ haul on national signing day.
- Syracuse inked a big class of receivers only to find out its wide receivers coach was leaving for the NFL. Now Scott Shafer has some explaining to do, writes The Post-Standard.
- Syracuse isn’t the only ACC school losing its receivers coach for the NFL. Pitt’s Bobby Engram is headed to the Baltimore Ravens, writes the Post-Gazette.
- CBS Sports finds an instant impact player from each school from this year’s signing class, with more than a few big names in the ACC.
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