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  1. By the numbers: ACC defensive fronts

    David M. Hale

    It's no secret that the strength of Clemson's team this season figures to be its defensive line. And, of course, there are plenty of numbers to underscore the Tigers' ferociousness up front. The ACC returns 13 players who had at least 10 tackles ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. By the numbers: Going deep

    David M. Hale

    Earlier this week, we looked at the top offensive lines in the ACC, which led me to tweet about the units that had the best and worst sack rates in the conference. The best: Duke (1 sack every 29 dropbacks) Miami (1 every 24) Syracuse (1 ever...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. By the numbers: Offensive renovations

    David M. Hale

    Earlier this week, Andrea Adelson wrote about the potential for Duke's offense to be exceptional again this season because the Blue Devils are the lone ACC team that returns their leading passer, rusher and receiver. No doubt, that's good for offensi...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. By the numbers: BC must replace most

    Andrea Adelson

    When Phil Steele came out with his 2014 combined experience chart earlier this week, it came as little surprise to see Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest and Boston College clustered at the bottom. They all share one thing in common: They are the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. By the numbers: QB experience

    David M. Hale

    Phil Steele released his preseason All-ACC teams earlier this week, and it might have been noteworthy to some that the player he listed as his second-team quarterback - North Carolina's Marquise Williams - isn't currently assured of even keeping his ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. By the numbers: FSU's offensive line

    David M. Hale

    Jameis Winston gets the bulk of the publicity (both good and bad) on Florida State's offense for good reason, but as the Seminoles look ahead to 2014, it's perhaps the offensive line that offers the biggest cause for optimism on that side of the ball...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  7. By the numbers: Nonconference scheduling

    David M. Hale

    The biggest news to come from last week's ACC league meetings was a decision on future conference scheduling. With expansion, there was a push to move to a nine-game conference slate, along with the potential to switch up the conference title game fo...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. By the numbers: ACC's top returners

    David M. Hale

    Last weekend's NFL draft in which 42 ACC players were selected was a reminder of how much talent was departing the conference. But just as Sammy Watkins, Aaron Donald and Kyle Fuller say goodbye, the focus turns to the players who'll step into the sp...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  9. Pac-12 NFL draft class by the numbers

    Kyle Bonagura

    Spring practice is over, and so is the NFL draft. Now, the wait begins -- 107 days, to be exact. That's when Arizona State (vs. Weber State), Utah (vs. Idaho State) and Washington State (vs. Rutgers) open their 2014 seasons. But before we look ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  10. By the numbers: ACC in the NFL draft

    David M. Hale

    Just in case you've just woken up from a coma or finally had your power restored after living in the dark for the past week, the 2014 NFL Draft begins tonight, and Round 1 promises its share of ACC highlights. In Todd McShay's latest mock draft , ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  11. By the numbers: Georgia Tech's option

    David M. Hale

    The natives are getting restless in Atlanta, and the pressure on Paul Johnson to coach Georgia Tech beyond its recent mediocrity is at an all-time high. The big-picture reason for the hot-seat rumblings is pretty simple: In its last four seasons, Tec...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  12. By the numbers: Returning running backs

    David M. Hale

    We've talked plenty about the myriad of quarterback battles going on around the ACC, but the conference actually returns five QBs who accounted for 2,000 yards of offense or more last season. We wrote about the big-name receivers headed for the NF...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  13. By the numbers: Clemson's QB runs

    David M. Hale

    Two weeks ago, Chad Morris said he hoped the quarterback competition at Clemson would be cleared up by the end of spring, but certainly this isn't what he had in mind. Sophomore Chad Kelly was dismissed from the team Monday for what coach Dabo Swi...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. Updated football recruiting rankings by the numbers

    Gerry Hamilton

    Taking a look at the new ESPN 300 football rankings by the numbers, including which states have the most prospects and which teams have the most commits.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  15. By the numbers: Clemson's secondary

    David M. Hale

    Clemson's defense has come a long way since that disastrous 2012 Orange Bowl, when West Virginia ran up 70 points against the Tigers in a game that defined the public perception of the unit for the better part of the next two seasons. Now, as Clem...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  16. By the numbers: Hokies' third-down woes

    David M. Hale

    Here's a number that should keep Frank Beamer, Scot Loeffler and the rest of Virginia Tech's offense awake at night: In 2013, the Hokies' ground game converted just 37 percent of its third-and-short attempts for first downs. Let that sink in for a...

    Blog | April 03, 2014