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Ranking the ACC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
The ACC is losing some offensive star power with the departure of Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Miami’s Duke Johnson to the NFL. But there’s a talented group of young players ready to step up this season, starting with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The sophomore takes control of the Tigers’ high-powered attack and should keep coach Dabo Swinney’s team in...

Ranking the ACC's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Five players in the ACC topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2014, with three of those players slated to return in 2015. Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook are the top options returning at running back, and both players should be Heisman contenders this year. Quarterback Justin Thomas is the other ACC player that eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards last season. Will another...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

Ranking the ACC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint, small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is unique and...

North Carolina Updates Football Uniforms With Argyle Design for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
North Carolina’s uniform is one of the best in the ACC, and the Tar Heels will open 2015 with a revamped design to the helmet, jersey and pants. By no means is this a drastic redesign for North Carolina. However, the uniform features argyle on the uniform and helmet. Here are more photos of North Carolina’s football uniforms for 2015:  New Carolina Blue @Nike uniforms...

Can Gene Chizik Save the North Carolina Defense?

By David Fox, 1 month 1 week ago
For now, public shaming will need to be part of the rebuilding process of the North Carolina defense. Even in spring, there’s plenty of it to go around. Gene Chizik is in Chapel Hill to fix one of the worst defenses in school history, a unit that has kept Carolina hovering around .500 the last two seasons. Many coaches will spend spring practice preaching physicality. The new...

Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Florida State or Clemson? How about North Carolina or Miami? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not....

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Larry Fedora is entering a critical season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 13-11 in ACC play in three seasons with him at the helm and it’s a big reason why he made a big switch on defense. Gene Chizik is now running the unit in an effort to produce the same way the defense has under Fedora. The bad news is the schedule isn’t easy and the defense needs fixing. The good...

Sweet 16 Game Preview and Predictions: Wisconsin vs. North Carolina

By Braden Gall, 2 months 5 days ago
Wisconsin and North Carolina have met only one time in the NCAA Tournament, and if this weekend’s Sweet 16 meeting is anything like their first clash, the fans are for a treat. In 2005, Bo Ryan’s sixth-seeded Badgers gave the consensus No. 1 and Tar Heels all they could handle in the Elite Eight, losing to the eventual national champions 88-82. It was Williams’ first...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Mark Ross, 2 months 6 days ago
This spring marks Year 4 of the Larry Fedora era at North Carolina and unfortunately, things have been trending in the wrong direction for the Tar Heels’ football program. Despite playing in a second straight bowl game (ineligible in Fedora’s first season), UNC’s win total has decreased each of the past two seasons since going 8-4 in 2012. While Fedora has been successful in...