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Tweet Digest for Friday, April 18, 2014 (GMT)

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The ACC Football News Daily is out! paper.li/accfootballnews Stories via @RTD_MikeBarber @jonsol
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ACC Friday mailblog

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter ... JD in State College, Pa., writes: Where do you think Pitt sophomores James Conner and Tyler Boyd rank among ACC running back/wide receiver combos? HD: I'm looking at every team in the league and it's tough to find one that compares. Some of them have half the equation, such as Jamison Crowder at Duke. But when you consider that Clemson has to replace its leading rusher and top two receivers from a year ago, FSU lost Kelvin Benjamin, James Wilder Jr.

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ACC’s lunchtime links

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

Wishing everybody a great holiday weekend! This news is just peachy. Clemson has gone local for its latest commitments. The Tiger paw strikes again. Florida State is still basking in the glow of its championship. A big crowd of recruits is expected for the Georgia Tech spring game. Is Louisville still an undervalued collegiate athletics property? North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham stung some members of the athletic department with recent comments to Forbes Magazine.

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Georgia Tech, Syracuse wrap up spring

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

There are only two ACC spring games this weekend, as Georgia Tech and Syracuse wrap up on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Virginia Tech and Wake Forest will end spring practices next week, the final teams in the ACC to close out the spring. Here’s a quick preview of this weekend’s games: GEORGIA TECH When: 7 p.m. on Friday (ESPN3) Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium Format: Four quarters with shortened halftime and a running clock at some point in the second half.

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Perspectives vary on QBs going live

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

Scottie Montgomery returned to Duke last year from an NFL world where quarterbacks were never, ever hit in practice. So when his quarterbacks started begging him to go live this spring, his first reaction was, ‘No way!’ He was in protection mode, the way he was as a Steelers assistant. But veterans Anthony Boone and Brandon Connette persisted, and he slowly relented -- only a few times, and with clear instructions to the defense. “My initial feel is, ‘Don't ever let anybody get touched, so I have to fight myself at times, because I want to protect these guys and these guys want to compete for jobs,” said Montgomery, the offensive coordinator.

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Tweet Digest for Thursday, April 17, 2014 (GMT)

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

What are Mary Willingham’s real motives these days? chapelboro.com/lifestyle/opin…
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RT: @mikemaniscalco: So the NCAA is going to implement the Brady rule. Can't wait for the #ACC season and the complaints to roll in. cbssports.com/collegefootbal…
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RT: @philsteele042: Spring game sacks. Don't overreact to spring game sack stats. Keep in mind many of them are touch sacks.
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UVa D still excited about injured top recruit

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

In spite of Andrew Brown’s injury-shortened spring, there is still plenty of optimism for Virginia’s top recruit heading into summer camp. Brown, the No. 1-ranked defensive tackle in the Class of 2014, No. 5 overall recruit and the top player in the state of Virginia, suffered turf toe in March and missed most of spring practices. He is expected to return in time for summer camp, but was getting some first-team reps at the time of his injury.

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Video: Gruden’s QB Camp with Boyd

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd goes through Gruden's QB Camp as he prepares for the 2014 NFL draft.

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Duke prepared for life without Connette

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery described his final meeting with quarterback Brandon Connette as one of the most emotional meetings of his career. Understandably so. Playing thousands of miles away from his ailing mother had weighed heavily on Connette for months. Finally, he decided he could not take the burden any longer. Connette was granted a transfer to be closer to his mother in California. It was the right decision to make on all fronts.

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Group files religion complaint to Clemson

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · ACC Football News

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged a letter of complaint to Clemson, charging coach Dabo Swinney and his staff with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university. Among the concerns outlined in the complaint by the FFRF, based on information obtained from an open records request: Swinney personally invited James Trapp to become team chaplain, in violation of the Constitution and university guidelines on hiring chaplains; the coach schedules team devotionals and has organized transportation to take coaches and players to "Church Days;" and has given Trapp access to the entire team for Bible studies.

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