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12 Coaching Candidates to Replace Paul Chryst at Pittsburgh

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Pittsburgh is looking for its fourth head coach in five seasons after Paul Chryst was hired to replace Gary Andersen at Wisconsin. Chryst’s move to the Big Ten comes as no surprise, as the third-year coach is a Madison native and worked on the Badgers’ staff in 2002 and again from 2005-11. In three seasons as Pittsburgh’s head coach, Chryst went 19-19 and guided the program to...

ACC's Top 10 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
For the first time in years, the ACC entered the season as a must-see conference. The defending national champions and controversial reigning Heisman Trophy winner made ACC Media Days more of a circus than even the four-day SEC extravaganza in Birmingham. But it wasn’t just the Jameis Winston spectacle that created intrigue in the ACC this preseason. John Swofford welcomed...

ACC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Florida State didn’t dominate its conference opponents in the fashion it did last season, but the Seminoles were still the best team in the league and feature nine first-team selections on Athlon’s All-ACC team for 2014.  Quarterback Jameis Winston tossed 17 interceptions but is still the conference’s most talented option under center. Winston earns first-team All-ACC...

ACC Week 14 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 days ago
The stakes are high for the ACC in Week 14. The Florida State-Florida matchup has lost some of its national appeal with the Gators hovering around .500, but the Seminoles need to win to stay alive for a spot in college football’s four-team playoff.Clemson has lost five straight to South Carolina, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team has a good opportunity to reverse the trend in this series...

ACC Week 13 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Florida State clinched the Atlantic Division title last Saturday, and there’s a possibility for clarity in the Coastal depending on what happens on Thursday night in Durham. If Duke beats North Carolina, the Blue Devils need to win their regular season finale to claim the division title. But if Duke loses to the Tar Heels, Georgia Tech would clinch a spot in the championship game.North...

ACC Week 12 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Rivalry week is usually reserved for the last full Saturday of action in November, but three intriguing rivalry matchups in the ACC headline a slate with national and conference title implications.Florida State travels to Miami, and with a win over the Hurricanes, the Seminoles would clinch a spot in the ACC Championship. And of course, there are bigger goals for Florida State ahead, as coach...

ACC Week 11 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Florida State’s Thursday night victory over Louisville garnered most of the attention last weekend in the ACC, but the conference had three games decided by a touchdown or less, including Duke’s critical win over Pittsburgh in overtime.Heading into Week 11, there’s not a marquee national matchup on the slate, but five matchups with conference implications provides some...

ACC Week 10 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 day ago
The ACC’s Week 10 slate isn’t filled with top 25 matchups, but there’s plenty of intrigue in games that should help determine which team wins the Coastal Division in 2014. Miami took a step forward in the division with a win over Virginia Tech last Thursday, and Georgia Tech stayed alive by beating a turnover-prone Pittsburgh team on Saturday.Miami hosts an improving North...