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Louisville 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 1 year 11 months ago
The Louisville Cardinals entered the ACC last year with huge momentum. Head coach Bobby Petrino, who took over after a very successful tenure by Charlie Strong (who bolted for Texas) was able to build on the success of the program, taking the team to a 9-4 record, and a return trip to the Belk Bowl. Louisville also sent 10 players to the NFL draft, which was second in the nation only to Florida...

ACC Will Be the League Left Out of College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
Everyone doesn’t deserve a trophy. College football isn’t little league baseball and not everyone should be invited to the College Football Playoff party. The Big 12 found out the hard way last year what that feels like and has been crowing about it and attempting to fix it all offseason. With all due respect to former colleague Mike Leach, exclusivity is a good thing. It...

Miami 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 11 months ago
Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden is entering his fifth season in Coral Gables, but he has yet to return the program back to prominence. The team finished the 2014 season with a 6-7 record. The Hurricanes lost some talented players off last year's team, but they do return quarterback Brad Kaaya, who was named the 2014 ACC Rookie of the Year. During the last three seasons, the...

Clemson 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 11 months ago
Each season, Clemson has high expectations. This year those hopes may be even a little higher than usual. Athlon Sports has the Tigers ranked at No. 14 entering the season, but some publications have them much closer to the top and there is even talk of a College Football Playoff run. Having a Heisman candidate ready to partner up with a slew of explosive skill position threats will always fire...

North Carolina 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 11 months ago
Larry Fedora came to North Carolina in December 2011 with a great offensive reputation based on his success as a coordinator at Oklahoma State and as the head coach at Southern Mississippi. In no time, the Tar Heels offense improved, averaging 13 more points per game in 2012 than they did in ‘11. Now Fedora must fix the other side of the ball and he has brought in a well-known...

Florida State 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
Even with the departure of several key players from last season’s team, high expectations surround Florida State in 2015. Quarterback Jameis Winston is the biggest loss in personnel, but the Seminoles also lose four starters on the offensive line, receiver Rashad Greene and a couple of key defenders. Needless to say, coach Jimbo Fisher will have his work cut out for him in 2015. The...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 11 months ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...

5 Areas of Concern for the Miami Hurricanes in 2015

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 12 months ago
With a 6-7 record last season, the Miami Hurricanes have more than a few things to work on during fall camp in August. Here is a look at five of the biggest and how Al Golden's team can potentially improve on each of them. Related: Miami Hurricanes 2015 Preview and Prediction 1) Rushing DefenseIf an outsider looks at the Hurricanes' rushing defense from last season,...

The ACC’s Top 15 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 12 months ago
There have been 78 Heisman Trophies given out to 77 different players and only three times has the award gone to an ACC representative. On each of those occasions, a Florida State quarterback was the recipient — Charlie Ward in 1993, Chris Weinke in 2000, and Jameis Winston in 2013. As a result, many analysts may be looking elsewhere for 2015 Heisman contenders. But for quite some...

Why Florida State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 12 months ago
Florida State is coming off one of the best two-year runs by a program in recent memory. The Seminoles won 27 games from 2013-14, claimed the 2013 national championship and reached the playoffs last season. Additionally, Florida State has claimed three consecutive ACC titles and has four double-digit win seasons over the last five years. Even though the Seminoles lost a handful of key...