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ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...

10 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Defining the term “dark horse” was actually the toughest part of this exercise. Finding really talented players who could breakout into prominent roles is actually the easiest part of trying to pick Heisman Trophy sleepers. Part of what makes college football the greatest sport in the world is its volatility and unpredictability. After debates with many trusted advisors...

The ACC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 21 hours ago
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, quarterbacks have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (2009) and...

North Carolina Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It’s been since 1997 that the Tar Heels did two things. It was the last time North Carolina finished a season ranked in the AP poll and it was the last time it posted an ACC record with fewer than three losses. Larry Fedora has thoughts of ending both of those droughts in 2014. Fedora has recruited well enough to be considered one of the contenders in a very deep, balanced and...

The Complete History of ACC Realignment

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few years following the turn of the century, however, teams shifting leagues for greener pastures isn’t a new phenomenon. Did you know that...

Ranking the ACC Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 6 days ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan...

ACC's Top 12 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
The ACC may be the defending champion of college football but it has a long way to go before it earns the type of respect its regional rival, the SEC, gets nationally. Some of that can be attributed to the struggles the league has had outside of its conference — especially, against the SEC. Florida State rolled up a big number on Florida and outlasted Auburn in the BCS title game...

ACC Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions.With the predictions released, it’s time to...

ACC Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
2014 ACC PredictionsAtlantic DivisionACCOverall1. Florida State (No. 1)8-013-02. Clemson (No. 21)7-19-33. Louisville (No. 28)5-38-44. Syracuse (No. 61)3-56-65. Boston College (No. 64)3-56-66. NC State (No. 65)2-66-67. Wake Forest (No. 85)0-83-9Coastal DivisionACCOverall1. Virginia Tech (No. 27)6-29-42. Miami (No. 30)5-38-43. North Carolina (No. 31)5-38-44. Pittsburgh (No. 36)4-48-45. Duke (No....

2014 College Football Rankings: #31 North Carolina Tar Heels

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 30 North Carolina.Previewing North Carolina’s Offense for 2014:North Carolina has plenty of weapons entering Year 3 with...