ACC Articles

If it seems like Clemson football hasn't had a break, it would be because they really didn’t have a break. From winning the national championship on Jan. 9 through National Signing Day and the unveiling of the new football...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Mark Dantonio
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Nathan Peterman
A whooping 60 ACC players are scheduled attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine and the pressure will be on every one of them to showcase their skills this week (Feb. 28-March 6) in front of every franchise during the most pressure-packed job...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Dave Doeren
After being on the hot seat nearly the entire 2016 season NC State head coach Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack finished with a 7-5 record and an Independence Bowl victory over Vanderbilt. This was the third straight bowl appearance for Doeren in his...
Antwan Staley
2 months ago
There will be some major changes within the North Carolina football program this year; more than just the departure of defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. There will be plenty of moving parts on the field as well.   Finding a replacement for...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
Duke started spring practice on Feb. 3, so there’s really no excuse for you slackers to not be looking ahead to the 2017 college football season, is there?   Related: Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Tom Herman
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Florida State’s dominance over the rest of the ACC continued earlier this month as the Seminoles brought home the top class in the conference for an eighth straight year, which is every season under head coach Jimbo Fisher. Despite key losses...
Mike Ferguson
2 months ago
David Cutcliffe
The ACC isn’t hurting for talent in the coaching ranks. Some of the nation’s top coaches in college basketball or on the gridiron with college football reside in this conference. With Mike Krzyzewski and David Cutcliffe leading the way...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Mark Richt
For the first time in a while, the Miami Hurricanes and their fans feel optimistic about the future of their program. Per ESPN’s recruiting class rankings for 2017, Miami finished with the 12th-best class in the nation. Rivals had the...
Antwan Staley
2 months ago
Nick Saban
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Without question, the Louisville Cardinals ended the 2016 season on a sour note, losing three straight games, including one to in-state rival Kentucky and a 20-point setback at the hands of LSU in the Citrus Bowl that wasn't all that...
Adam Kurkjian
2 months ago
Jarrett Stidham
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time if they are...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Deondre Francois
After winning its final five games and the Orange Bowl to close out the 2016 season, big things will be expected of Florida State once again this fall.   The Seminoles finished No. 8 in the county this past season and will return some key...
Mike Ferguson
2 months ago
Dabo Swinney
The party is ongoing and will continue for quite some time. Clemson is still the National Champion and will be for another 11 months.   But on March 1st, spring practice will open and head coach Dabo Swinney will not be thinking about what...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Hugh Freeze
Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas were far from the only major college football programs to fail to meet expectations in 2016 — they were just the biggest.   Others — such as Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Ole Miss,...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
The first year of the Justin Fuente era at Virginia Tech was a rousing success. But now the Hokies have to replace several of the stars that carried much of the weight this past fall.   It starts at quarterback where Jerod Evans unexpectedly...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
The ACC has won two national titles in the past four years, something no other conference can say.   That’s due in large part to better coaching hires, improved facilities and just an overall larger commitment to football. But more...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Dabo Swinney
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2017 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
The building of the Clemson brand is just about complete. The success of the past two seasons, culminating in a recent national championship, has proven to the college football world that the Tiger program has no ceiling.   Now, it is about...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Ed Orgeron
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 130 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Nick Saban
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the seventh consecutive season with a clean...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Urban Meyer
National Signing Day is the most anticipated day of the year for high school and college football fans who track the recruiting process. All are eager to see which school earned their favorite player’s commitment and how respective collegiate...
Ryan Wright
2 months ago
Jalen Hurts
As college football programs sign new future star quarterbacks while faces we became familiar with move on to the NFL, it is time to figure out just where all of this talent comes from.   For the third year in a row, Athlon Sports has...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago

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