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Boston College Daily Links: ACC Football Kickoff Day 1 Recap

Daily links for Monday, July 22, 2013.


Eagles LB supports confounding "Be A Dude" campaign (Fox Sports South)
"The ‘be a dude’ thing, it’s fun. It’s cool," Divitto said. "You’re either a dude or you’re not a dude. If you are a dude, you understand what being a dude is but if you’re not a dude, you won’t understand until you are a dude."

New ACC coaches turning to players for help in transition (
"Ideally, you don't want to have five coordinators in three and a half years," Rettig said. "You'd like to have some consistency so that you can begin to master the offense. You've got to take away from it that you're also learning new systems, so your knowledge of the game is expanding. "When you're a quarterback, there's so much terminology and you need to process it all faster. You need to help the wide receivers, the running backs, the tight ends all get to the right spot."

ACC media days: Swofford talks Notre Dame's independence (
"If Notre Dame decides to join a conference before 2027, contractually it has to join the ACC," Swofford reminded the assembled media. "They would be welcome with open arms."

Notes From Swofford’s Forum (ACC Sports Journal)
Yes, ACC divisions have been discussed. According to Swofford, the idea of shaking up the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions has come up every time the ACC has added a school. But each time, well … "Each time our schools end up basically at the same place where they started," Swofford said. "I think any time any league that’s 14 or — as we are, that is one of the things you lose."

John Swofford sets stage at ACC media days (ESPN)
"That was discussed when the league made the decision to bring Notre Dame in," Swofford said. "It’s the right thing to do at this point in time. It was a unanimous decision by our institutions and a very positive one that has already benefitted us without question. ... I’m really pleased and I know the vast majority of people in our league are pleased that ND is part of the ACC family under the conditions they are currently under."

Seen & Heard At #ACCKickoff - Atlantic Players (ACC Sports Journal)
7) Boston College. I'm all about the #BeADude recruiting campaign that Steve Addazio has cranked up at BC. And I'm all about the enthusiasm and energy he's brought to Chestnut Hill. I'm just not all about the talent level on the current roster.

Video: ACC commisioner John Swofford (ESPN ACC Blog)
Heather Dinich talks to John Swofford about the state of the conference.