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North Carolina Football: Tar Heels' 2019 Spring Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 6 days ago
In many ways, the North Carolina football program and the current seasonal change are on similar paths. As spring commences, a welcome relief from the cold is taking place, with the warm air giving hope that the winter doldrums will soon be a memory. Likewise, the new Mack Brown era has put the last two years of Larry Fedora's chilly tenure in the rearview mirror with a plan for better times...

Ranking the ACC College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 hours ago
Since 2006, only two conferences - the ACC and SEC - have at least two teams with a national championship. The pieces are in place for both Clemson and Florida State to contend for a national title on a consistent basis, and it's a close call between these two programs for the top job in the ACC. The Tigers get a slight edge over the Seminoles in Athlon's ACC jobs ranking, but there...

Florida State Football: Seminoles' 2019 Spring Preview

By Mike Ferguson, 2 weeks 1 day ago
A largely celebrated hire, Florida State head coach Willie Taggart did not have things go his way in his first year. The Seminoles finished with a losing record for the first time since 1976, missed a bowl game for the first time since '81, and allowed more points per game than any Florida State team ever.   With a revamped coaching staff, Taggart hopes that the second year of his...

NC State Football: Wolfpack's 2019 Spring Preview

By Antwan Staley, 2 weeks 1 day ago
NC State kicked off spring practice on Saturday morning. The team will practice 15 times in preparation for the April 6 spring game at Carter-Finley Stadium.   NC State has recorded back-to-back nine-win seasons. The Wolfpack also have won 11 ACC games in that span, a total that is second only to defending national champion Clemson.   Despite this success, head coach Dave Doeren...

Miami Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Hurricanes

By Antwan Staley, 2 weeks 5 days ago
After a disappointing 7-6 showing in 2018, the Miami Hurricanes made many changes this offseason.   Among them was defensive coordinator Manny Diaz becoming the head coach after Mark Richt surprisingly retired just days after Miami's Pinstripe Bowl loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. In only a short time in recruiting, Diaz has already put his stamp on the program.   Not only did...

Pittsburgh Football: Panthers' 2019 Spring Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 5 days ago
If you watch Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi roam the sidelines during a game, stable is not a word that comes to mind. He is constantly on the move, encouraging players and screaming at referees in his own, unique, emotional way.   But looking at the recent history of the Pittsburgh football program, stability is exactly what Narduzzi has brought. Following Dave Wannstedt’s...

Clemson Football: Tigers' 2019 Spring Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Clemson's spring football game is April 6, placing it on the early side as compared to other programs around the country. That also means that Clemson's spring drills will begin before most other teams get going.   Because the Tigers played in (and of course won) the very last game of the season, that doesn’t give Dabo Swinney’s guys very much time off. Not that...

10 Most Intriguing ACC Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The calendar is depressing for hard-core college football fans. When four months of continuous activity is completed, it is followed by eight months of anticipation. So what do we do? We look ahead, of course.   Eventually to Aug. 24, the Saturday of the week zero games, marking the arrival of the 2019 season when the excitement will begin anew. The ACC docket gets going the following...

Virginia Tech Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Hokies

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Coming off a 6-7 season and a start to the offseason that featured uncertainty thanks to a couple of high-profile personnel losses, the Virginia Tech football program needed some good news. On Feb. 6, it arrived.   A late recruiting charge, highlighted by a major flip just before Signing Day, elevated the Hokies to No. 26 in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Considering all that occurred...

North Carolina Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Tar Heels

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 4 days ago
If you are an incoming freshman at North Carolina, be ready. The Tar Heels are coming off a 3-9 season and have a new head coach, with a new system, that has no ties to last year’s team. If Mack Brown likes what he sees in you, even if you have just stepped foot on campus, you will play.   UNC has a freshman class that is well balanced both offensively and defensively, which is...
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