Category Archives: ACC Football

“… accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made…”

I don’t know if you heard the news, but Maryland finally settled with the McNair family over the death of their son.

By “finally”, I mean two and a half years later.  Or almost that long since the school’s president acknowledged fault.

And while I understand the ass covering and due diligence that accompanies such a high-profile settlement takes time, I can’t help but shake my head over the comparative dollar signs involved.  McNair’s family received $3.5 million.  His head coach?

Durkin’s contract with the university runs through the end of 2021. Maryland owed Durkin 65 percent of his remaining contract, with half of the buyout paid within 60 days of his firing. According to the Baltimore Sun’s public salary database, the university paid Durkin $4,793,000 in 2018, which also includes earnings that year before his firing, and $860,000 in 2019. After a brief hiatus from on-field coaching, Durkin is the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Mississippi.

Thank goodness lives weren’t ruined because of this tragedy.  At least lives other than McNair’s.

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TFW you know this year’s draft class is absolutely loaded

Hopefully, this is a message not lost on JT Daniels.

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Filed under ACC Football, Georgia Football, The NFL Is Your Friend.

We’re both part of the same hypocrisy, senator.

Greg Sankey is shocked, shocked to learn that conference commissioners are manipulating schedules to gain favor with the selection committee.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey made a strong College Football Playoff case for his conference on Wednesday, in part by citing that his conference plans to play all if its scheduled regular-season games. This after the ACC this week canceled games for its two best teams in order to make it easier for them to advance to the league title game, and by extension, earn playoff bids.

The ACC’s move Tuesday raised eyebrows around the sport when the conference eliminated Dec. 12 games for its CFP contenders, No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson. The ACC said it made the move to “preserve the integrity” of the league’s championship on Dec. 19.

Sankey had another view.

“I was surprised to see the announcement [Tuesday],” the SEC commissioner told CBS Sports. “It begs one question: If their two most highly ranked teams were, for instance, [ranked] five and six in the CFP Rankings, would this decision have been made?”

Says the man who supports his members scheduling November cupcake games in the good times.

Wait ’til he finds out what the Big Ten’s gonna do to preserve Ohio State’s path to the CFP.

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Down, down, down

Holy crap.  I knew FSU had fallen on hard times, but I didn’t realize how hard.

Sheesh.

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“Come on, dog. It’s a game.”

Syracuse pulled a Reggie Ball in the waning moments of its game against NC State.

And, yes, to make things even more perfect, that’s former Tech announcer Wes Durham on the call.  He must have had some serious flashbacks watching that go down.

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COVID strikes again.

And it isn’t some lowly mid-major backing out, either.

Week 15 just got a little more crowded, methinks.

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TFW you can’t handle a home loss to Georgia Tech

Welp, this is one way to deal with it.

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“It’s a unique opportunity.”

ACC, Big 12 and SEC to recruits:  The Big Ten and Pac-12 ain’t playin’ ball, so take advantage of the situation and join us!

Also ACC, Big 12 and SEC to recruits:  Now wait just a fucking minute.

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A bubble by any other name

So, the proverbial shit hit the fan in Chapel Hill after the school announced 177 students are in isolation and another 349 are in quarantine because of the coronavirus.

“Our student-athletes will continue to attend online classes, and may choose to remain in their current on- and off-campus residences,” North Carolina said in a statement. “Workouts and practices will continue under the standards set by our University, health officials and department. We still are expecting to play this fall, and we will continue to evaluate the situation in coordination with the University, the ACC, state and local officials, and health officials. The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, and community remains our priority.”

Hey, look at the light bulb that went off!

No shit, Sherlock.

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Stupid is as stupid does.

Shot.

Chaser.

That “if” probably isn’t doing as much heavy lifting as Freeze hopes it is.

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Filed under ACC Football, It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major, The Body Is A Temple