ACC Articles

Terrance Smith
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Kendall Fuller
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Leonard Fournette
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Baylor Bears
 The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football podcast is back! Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine. The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Jacques Patrick
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Paul Johnson
First things first: Don’t call it the “triple option.” The offense’s modern author will correct you. “That’s a play. That’s not an offense,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says. “We might...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Derrick Henry
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Dabo Swinney
Offensive lines are often one of the most overlooked groups during the season or with preseason predictions. While the five players in the trenches aren’t going to be on many highlight reels, offensive lines are the key to any team's...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Athletes often love social media, especially Twitter, because it gives them a platform to speak upon to their millions of fans. They can interact with others, and it gives a way to broadcast to a large audience whenever. However, there are also...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Miami Hurricanes
It's put up or shut up time in the ACC Coastal. In 10 years with two divisions, Miami has never played in the ACC title game. Neither has North Carolina or Virginia. In just two seasons, Pitt has yet to make a splash in their new home as...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Clemson Tigers
The Athlon Sports editorial staff agonized, argued and then settled on a number. It happens every year with certain predictions for the preseason magazines and the Top 25. In 2015, Baylor or TCU in the Big 12 was a huge debate. USC or Oregon...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Mason Rudolph
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Dabo Swinney
When the Clemson offensive coaches meet, Robbie Caldwell has to feel a little bit out of place, even if he has been coaching the Tiger offensive line for four seasons. Leading the meeting is likely to be Jeff Scott or Tony Elliott, the program...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Florida State Seminoles helmet
Florida State unveiled new uniforms, an updated logo and helmet design last season. And after one year, the Seminoles are making a slight tweak to the helmets for 2015. Last year’s helmets featured crossing spears at the back. However,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Blake Countess
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. ...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Alex Collins
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Baylor’s non-conference scheduling has been criticized frequently over the last few years. But the Bears are doing their best to upgrade the schedule and are on talks to appear in Australia (Sydney or Melbourne) against a Pac-12 opponent...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Everett Golson
Finding a dependable and productive starting quarterback is a huge challenge for all 128 college football coaches each season. While recruiting and developing a player is the easiest and preferred route, sometimes that plan doesn’t work...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Since their days in the youth football leagues of Miami, running backs Dalvin Cook and Joseph Yearby have been the subject of an ongoing debate: Who’s better? “Every game, people would argue,” says Cook’s brother,...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
David Gibbs
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Deshaun Watson
The ACC Atlantic was Florida State's playground last year, as the Seminoles dominated their way to an ACC title and a College Football Playoff berth. So which team is Florida State’s biggest threat this season? If you look at the Las...
Matt Josephs
2 months ago
Florida State Seminoles
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
North Carolina Tar Heels
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the ACC in 2015: 72.3%: That Boston College runs the ballAmong the leaders in the nation, Boston College ran the ball 72.3 percent of the time on offense. The Eagles ran...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Nick Saban
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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