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ACC Football: Over/Under Predictions on DraftKings Win Totals for 2021 Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2021 season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to start placing wagers and bets on the DraftKings over/under totals for the ACC. Clemson is the heavy favorite to win the conference once again, while North Carolina and Miami rank as top 25 teams. The middle of the ACC is crowded but should produce a handful of bowl teams this fall.  ...

North Carolina Football: 2021 Tar Heels Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
North Carolina's resurgence during Mack Brown's second stint at the school has been swift. The Tar Heels were 5–18 in 2017-18, but they've tripled that win total in the last two seasons with two bowl trips since Brown returned. UNC capped last season by playing in the Orange Bowl, its first major bowl game since 1950. Although that game was a 41–27 loss to Texas A&M,...

ACC Football 2021 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The 2021 All-ACC team is led by 15 selections from Clemson, followed by North Carolina at 13 and NC State and Virginia Tech tied with 11 apiece. Miami and Wake Forest (10) are the only other teams to hit double-digit selections on the ACC All-Conference Team for '21.    Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2021. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The 2021 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 28, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and projecting what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, that’s not the case at the top, as the list of favorites...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2020-21 coaching carousel featured 17 changes, including moves at Texas, Kansas, Auburn, UCF, South Carolina and Illinois. With the carousel completed and all 17 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. At the top, it's a close call between the hires of Steve Sarkisian (Texas), Clark Lea (...

Miami or North Carolina: Which Team Will Win the ACC Coastal in 2021?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Clemson will be the team to beat in the ACC once again in 2021, but the conference has an intriguing race poised to unfold in the Coastal Division between North Carolina and Miami. The Tar Heels’ win over the Hurricanes last season propelled coach Mack Brown’s team to the Orange Bowl and an 8-4 overall record. But Miami showed big improvement in coach Manny Diaz’s second year...

North Carolina Football: 10 2022 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch for the Tar Heels

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Five North Carolina Tar Heels were selected in this year's NFL draft, all of whom were brought to Chapel Hill by former head coach Larry Fedora. It's obvious that current head coach Mack Brown has recruited even better than Fedora, so we can expect an even great number of draftees in the near future.   The first of Brown's recruiting classes in his return to Carolina will be...

2022 NFL Draft: Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2022 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 28-30 in Las Vegas. While the 2021 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by North Carolina's Sam Howell, Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler, and USC's Kedon...

ACC Football: Top 25 2022 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Trevor Lawrence of Clemson was the top pick in this weekend’s NFL draft and five other ACC players were selected in the opening round. With the 2021 draft now history, it's time to look ahead to next year.   While Clemson will obviously be well represented in next year's draft, the top overall choice in 2022 may be a quarterback from a different ACC program. Also, NFL teams...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2021 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With the 2021 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the...