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  1. Group efforts in ACC backfields

    David M. Hale

    There's a certain order to the chaos at the line of scrimmage, and after a few hits, tailbacks begin to make some sense of it, Virginia's Kevin Parks said. It's usually a game of trial and error. A few hits, a few near-misses, and then it becomes cle...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. ACC's biggest battles: Nos. 7 & 8

    David M. Hale

    The 2014 college football season starts in 14 days. We're getting you ready by counting down the ACC's 10 biggest battles of the fall. Today, we're looking at numbers 7 and 8. No. 8 The matchup: Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Date/Location...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  3. ACC morning links

    David M. Hale

    The Roanoke Times reports that Michael Brewer is now considered a co-starter with Mark Leal at Virginia Tech. Frank Beamer says Brenden Motley is due to return to practice following a back injury next week, but with the Hokies scrimmaging Saturday...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  4. By the numbers: Explosive players

    David M. Hale

    Who's the most explosive player in the ACC right now? Odds are a few names quickly come to mind, but before the debate can really begin, we probably need to decide on some parameters. After all, what exactly does it mean to be "explosive?" We coul...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  5. Winston draws a crowd at ACC kickoff

    David M. Hale

    GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- Reporters began staking out seats in front of the placard that read "Jameis Winston" more than an hour before the Heisman-winning quarterback was scheduled to speak. When Winston finally arrived, it was with his typical ...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  6. ACC's lunchtime links: League leaders

    David M. Hale

    NFL.com has made its predictions for the ACC's leaders in the major statistical categories, and it didn't exactly go out on a limb with any selections. In fact, I'd say NFL.com's picks are probably the same as mine. But let's play devil's advocate...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  7. Preseason position review: Running game

    David M. Hale

    From Florida State's veteran line to Clemson's fearsome defensive front, the ACC projects to have some of the country's best position groups this fall, while a few other contenders will enter 2014 with some major question marks in key areas. With tha...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. 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
  9. ACC's lunchtime links

    David M. Hale

    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel talked with Miami tailback Duke Johnson, who said he "feels 100 percent" after a devastating ankle injury suffered against Florida State last season that cost him the final five games of the season. That's good news ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  10. ACC's Ultimate Road Trip: Week 12

    David M. Hale

    We're nearing the finish line, but there are still a bunch of great games left on the docket. Week 12 schedule Saturday, Nov. 15 Florida State at Miami Clemson at Georgia Tech Virginia Tech at Duke Wake Forest at NC State Pitt at No...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  11. 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
  12. FSU dominates early 2015 mock draft

    David M. Hale

    The 2014 NFL draft might have just wrapped up four days ago, and college football's regular season may still be 3.5 months away, but Todd McShay still managed to churn out a preliminary look at what next year's draft might look like. Sure, a ton w...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  13. Imagining an ACC players draft

    David M. Hale

    The pros start picking in just a few hours, but we thought we'd have some fun by imagining a draft in the ACC, too. (OK, we actually stole the idea from our colleagues in the Big Ten.) Here are the rules: Picks are in reverse order of last year's ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  14. 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
  15. ACC's most indispensable players

    David M. Hale

    A week ago, Jameis Winston skipped a day of spring practice and headed to Clemson with Florida State's baseball team, leaving the Seminoles football squad with Sean Maguire running the first-team offense in what was part practice session, part disast...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  16. ACC's 2014 Heisman Trophy contenders

    David M. Hale

    The ACC enters 2014 with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, and Jameis Winston certainly figures to be the favorite to repeat. But as the past two years have shown, the next winner isn't usually on everyone's radar in January, and the ACC won't have...

    Blog | January 17, 2014