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ACC Football 2017 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 3 hours ago
The ACC had a banner year in 2016, as Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson claimed the Heisman Trophy, and Clemson hoisted the national championship trophy after beating Alabama in Tampa. The league is poised for another standout season this fall, as Florida State ranks as a projected playoff team by Athlon Sports, with Clemson, Louisville, Virginia Tech and Miami all ranking inside of the top...

Louisville Football: 2017 Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 days 4 hours ago
As impressive as Lamar Jackson’s Heisman Trophy-winning campaign was, three straight losses to finish things definitely ended Louisville’s 2016 season on a sour note. Jackson is back but he’s one of just four returning starters on offense as other playmakers will need to emerge, and quickly. Head coach Bobby Petrino made a change at defensive coordinator and Peter Sirmon will...

Miami Football: 2017 Hurricanes Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 4 hours ago
Is this the year Miami finally wins the Coastal Division? Second-year coach Mark Richt must replace quarterback Brad Kaaya, but the Hurricanes return one of the ACC’s top running backs in Mark Walton, along with a defense slated to rank among the best in the conference. A tight battle for the top of the Coastal is expected this season, but Miami’s home date against Virginia Tech on...

Virginia Tech Football: 2017 Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 5 hours ago
Virginia Tech suffered heavy losses on offense, but the Hokies are once again a threat to win the ACC’s Coastal Division. Josh Jackson finished spring with a slight lead over junior college recruit A.J. Bush and true freshman Hendon Hooker to replace Jerod Evans at quarterback. Replenishing the skill talent at quarterback is another top priority for coach Justin Fuente after the offseason...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 hours ago
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with anything resembling a consensus. The question for national title-aspiring programs remains: Do you schedule down in the non-conference and hope to pile...

ACC's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 2 days ago
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t become a consistent winner without a quarterback making all the throws and executing the right decisions on offense.   That’s why the...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The coaching depth and talent has improved significantly within the ACC over the last five seasons. The top of the league is headlined by Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, and a solid second tier is in place with Miami’s Mark Richt, Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente and Duke’s David Cutcliffe. But the real test of...

Ranking the ACC's Mascots

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 4 days ago

25 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the ACC in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign. A variety of reasons could be pinpointed for the redshirt year, but the extra time could be beneficial to learn a scheme, develop physically in the weight room or help provide some...

Top 25 ACC 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 3 days ago
When looking at the ACC representation in the 2017 NFL Draft, offense dominated. It started with the two quarterbacks taken in the top half of the first round, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson star Deshaun Watson. Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams and Miami tight end David Njoku were also taken in the first round.   Next year’s draft will be much different...