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ACC 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech are the early favorites to win the ACC in 2015, and each team opens spring ball with plenty of question marks. Who will replace Jameis Winston at quarterback for the...

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

ACC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services team rankings for the ACC — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the ACC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Florida State, Clemson and everybody elseIt’s clear who the class of the ACC was in 2015 recruiting. The Seminoles and Tigers were...

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season. Florida State dominated the ACC over the last two...

North Carolina names Chizik DC

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 days ago
Chapel Hill, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The North Carolina Tar Heels addressed their defense on Monday, hiring Gene Chizik as the team's defensive coordinator. Chizik most recently was the head coach at Auburn where he led the Tigers to the 2011 BCS national title. He was fired, however, in 2012 after a 3-9 season and has since worked as an analyst for ESPN. "I'm thrilled to join Coach...

Gene Chizik Reportedly Set to Become Defensive Coordinator at North Carolina

By Evan Buhler, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik is reportedly set to continue his career in college football as defensive coordinator of the North Carolina Tar Heels...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Gene Chizik Agrees to Position as Defensive Coordinator at North Carolina

By Evan Buhler, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Gene Chizik has taken on the role of defensive coordinator at North Carolina, a return to coaching after being fired as the head coach at Auburn. Continue for updates. Chizik Confirmed as North Carolina DC Monday, Jan...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Rutgers and North Carolina clash in Quick Lane Bowl

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of middle-of-the-pack power five conference teams meet up at Ford Field for the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl when the Big Ten's Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on the ACC's North Carolina Tar Heels. Rutgers, in its first season in the Big Ten, went 7-5 overall and 3-5 in conference play. While the transition from the American Athletic Conference was a...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Quick Lane Bowl

By The Sports Network, 4 months 4 weeks ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Quick Lane Bowl Rutgers Scarlet Knights:== Aug 28 - W at Washington St, 41-38== Sep 6 - W vs. Howard, 38-25== Sep 13 - L vs. Penn State, 10-13== Sep 20 - W at Navy, 31-24== Sep 27 - W vs. Tulane, 31-6== Oct 4 - W vs. Michigan, 26-24== Oct 11 - Open== Oct 18 - L at Ohio...

Quick Lane Bowl Preview and Prediction: Rutgers vs. North Carolina

By Mark Ross, 5 months 9 hours ago
Points should not be in short supply when Rutgers and North Carolina square off in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit. Essentially a retooled version of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl with Power 5 conference tie-ins, Ford Field will feature a pair of defenses that combined are giving up more than 900 yards and nearly 70 points per game. Making the move from the American Athletic...