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Why Clemson Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 5 months ago
After the Mike Williams injury on the opening drive of the season, everything came together very nicely for Clemson in 2015. The line gelled and the holes that were open on defense were filled.   Orchestrating a repeat of last year's ACC title and national championship game appearance will present its own set of challenges. But the core of the offense returns led by that guy. The...

Podcast: Official 2016 ACC Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light officially preview the ACC in 2016.   - The State of the ACC Union is much stronger after last week's big announcements. The ACC Network is coming, the Grant of Rights has been extended and Notre Dame has been promised to the ACC.   - However, it could be what took place this offseason in the coaching ranks that takes the ACC to the...

Heisman Watch: The ACC’s Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2016

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 5 months ago
For the ACC, 2015 was the year of being close. As most everyone knows by now, Clemson took Alabama to the very end in the College Football Playoff National Championship game before falling to the Tide.   When it came to the Heisman Trophy, the ACC had another almost. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was invited to the Heisman ceremony as a finalist. He ended up finishing third behind...

Podcast: Official 2016 Big 12 Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light officially preview the Big 12 in 2016.   - First, expansion. The Big 12 needs to add four teams if it expands and we explain why and who those teams should be. Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, Boise State, UConn, UCF, USF, Memphis and more could all be options.   - Oklahoma is the pick to win the league but are they good enough to make the...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 50 names, we tried to stick...

Top 10 ACC Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 6 months ago
With two teams ranked among Athlon Sports’ projected College Football Playoff participants and two more in its Top 25, the ACC schedule will feature several important games this season. Fortunately for fans of the league, the interesting matchups are not contained to only league games.   Related: ACC Football 2016 Predictions   There are compelling non-conference matchups...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

Podcast: SEC Media Days Jam Session

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back in Nashville after returning from SEC Media Days and a honeymoon respectively. We've got a complete breakdown as well official championship predictions from 23 of our closest friends.   - Was Dan Mullen the biggest loser from SEC Media Days in Hoover? Was Nick Saban out of line or right on point in his verbal match with PAAWWWLLL? Was Hugh Freeze...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Louisville's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 6 months ago
For the last five seasons, the ACC champion has either been the Clemson Tigers or the Florida State Seminoles. If there’s one team that could change that, it is the Louisville Cardinals.   Related: Louisville Cardinals 2016 Preview and Prediction   After beginning the 2015 season just 2-4, head coach Bobby Petrino's Cardinals won six out of their last seven games to...

Ranking the ACC's 2016 Football Uniforms

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 6 months ago
There are few conferences in college football that have an interesting blend of some of the best uniforms college football has to offer and some of the worst the way the ACC serves them up. On one hand you have some great classic looks throughout the conference. On the other, you have some of the worst that should have been left in the trash bin of the uniform designer's office. The good...
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