Thursday, May 8, 2014
ACC lunchtime links
By Jared Shanker
What WWE-style entrance theme would you come out to if you were taken in the NFL draft's first round? I want AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" (the live version), but I'm waiting for the full 90-second intro to play before stepping out.
- Andy Bitter of the Roanoke (Va.) Times takes one final look at the Hokies' draft prospects.
- Football support staff positions are popping up across college football, and Virginia Tech is joining the trend by posting two new support positions.
- Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson spoke to Chris Peak of Panther-Lair.com about the school's APR, as well as conference scheduling, divisions and crossover games.
- Nate Mink of the Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard looks at which former Orange players might sign with NFL teams.
- Florida State could be the first team to win the national championship but fail to have a first-round pick since 2003, Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
- From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech football was honored for its APR score; former linebacker Jerry Attaochu is ready for the NFL draft nerves to dissipate; and Yellow Jackets player personnel director Matt Griffin is no longer with the program.
- Cole Stoudt will have just one season to turn NFL front offices into believers, Kerry Capps of the (Anderson, S.C.) Independent Mail writes.
- Former UNC tight end Eric Ebron said NFL general managers told him he has a unique talent that could make him a receiving asset, Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer writes.
- Miami will not have a first-round pick once again, but Canes fans should pay attention to the later rounds, Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald writes.
- From the (Charlottesville, Va.) Daily Progress: New UVa assistant Jappy Oliver was instrumental in developing Khalil Mack, who figures to be a first-round pick tonight; Morgan Moses could be the fourth Cavs offensive lineman since 2006 selected in the first round; and Virginia fans can thank former defensive coordinator Jim Reid for landing Moses.