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Boston College Eagles 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
Previewing Boston College’s Offense for 2016 The math on this isn’t difficult. When you have the top defense in the country in yards allowed per game and still finish 3–9, your offense is a problem area. There is some reasonable expectation for improvement under new coordinator Scot Loeffler, who most recently held down those duties at Virginia Tech. But he has his work cut...

Duke Blue Devils 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
The Blue Devils didn’t finish the season strong last fall and face another tough schedule in 2016. In November, Duke plays four teams that made a bowl last season, and coach David Cutcliffe's team may need an upset or two to reach the postseason. Expect the secondary to lead the defense with three returners and some question marks up front. However, the big question for Cutcliffe...

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
To say Georgia Tech's 2015 season would be one to forget, would be an understatement. After winning the ACC Coastal and playing in the Orange Bowl the previous year, the Yellow Jackets slumped to 3-9 overall and won just one game in conference play. Despite last season's disappointment, Georgia Tech should rebound in 2016. Quarterback Justin Thomas returns for his final year, and the...

Syracuse Orange 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
Previewing Syracuse’s Offense for 2016 Sophomore Eric Dungey returns as the presumptive starting quarterback, tasked with operating new head coach Dino Babers’ hurry-up spread offense. Dungey showcased accuracy, athleticism and a knack for playmaking last season, but a series of helmet-to-helmet hits kept him out of four games, including the last three. He’ll likely be joined...

Picking a Starter: The Case For and Against Each FSU Quarterback

By Mike Ferguson, 1 year 1 month ago
The quarterback position is the most scrutinized position in football, but the answer as to who assumes it for Florida State might not be known until the late parts of fall camp.   Related: Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and Prediction   FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher has been lauded for his ability to develop quarterbacks. Since becoming the school’s head man in...

Pitt Panthers 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
Pittsburgh fans should feel like they have finally found their man in second-year coach Pat Narduzzi. He has given the fan base something to be excited about as expectations are relatively high entering the fall season. Star running back James Conner is on track to return in 2016, giving the Panthers a potent one-two punch in the backfield with the emergence of Qadree Ollison last year....

Why Justin Fuente Will Succeed at Virginia Tech

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 month ago
Frank Beamer may not have been the father of Hokie football, but he is the person that brought Virginia Tech into national prominence. Now Justin Fuente steps into the role as the head coach in Blacksburg and he knows that following a legend is never easy.   But the time was right for a change at Virginia Tech and the hiring of Fuente was on point as well. While it’s impossible to...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
New coach Justin Fuente has some big shoes to fill in replacing Frank Beamer on the Virginia Tech sideline. Defense has always been a staple for the Hokies, but the offense must make strides for Virginia Tech to be a serious ACC contender. The good news for the Hokies? Fuente has a good track record of success on that side of the ball, and junior college recruit Jerod Evans could provide a...

5 Reasons Why the Miami Hurricanes Can Win the ACC Coastal in 2016

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 1 month ago
When Mark Richt accepted the head coaching job at the University of Miami last December, many experts said he can have the Hurricanes competing for an ACC championship as early as 2016. While Clemson and Florida State are the heavy favorites in the conference, Miami has an excellent chance to represent the ACC Coastal in Charlotte on Dec. 3.   Related: Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and...

Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
Having a new sheriff in town with Mark Richt might be the key ingredient to getting Miami back to a perennial power. Richt comes into a great quarterback situation with star quarterback Brad Kaaya returning, but will that be enough to knock off the ACC’s best - Clemson and Florida State - for a conference title?  Follow Athlon Sports on Twitter: @AthlonSports Previewing Miami’...