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  1. UNC's defense looks for answers in bowl game

    David M. Hale

    It's tough for linebacker Jeff Schoettmer to put his finger on exactly what's plagued North Carolina's defense this season, but there are two scenes that have stuck with him. Before UNC throttled Duke in arguably it's best performance of the seaso...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. By the numbers: Breaking down the deep ball

    David M. Hale

    The most aggressive offense in the ACC in 2014 was Clemson, which might not have been a surprise in 2012 or 2013, but in a year in which there were so many personnel issues for the Tigers' offense, it's a bit shocking. Clemson threw deep (20-plus ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. ACC morning links: Tech's pass rush

    David M. Hale

    If Georgia Tech is going to win the Orange Bowl, it's going to have to have a much better game up front on defense than it did in the ACC Championship. The Dispatch takes a look at the battles along the line of scrimmage in the Orange Bowl and not...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. ACC's 2015 Heisman hopefuls

    David M. Hale

    Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, and while the ACC had plenty of impressive performances in 2014, Jameis Winston was the lone representative from the conference to finish in the top 10 in voting. That could certainly change in 20...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. All-ACC team's toughest omissions

    David M. Hale

    ESPN released its All-ACC team today, and though we certainly won't expect much sympathy, it's worth mentioning that putting those lists together is no easy task. This year, in particular, there were so many strong performances around the ACC that na...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Q&A with NC State coach Dave Doeren

    David M. Hale

    A year after going winless in conference play, NC State wrapped up the regular season with a 7-5 record and a berth in the BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl against UCF. We talked with Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren last week about the improvement of his ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. By the numbers: ACC bowl perception

    David M. Hale

    There are some legitimate concerns with evaluating a conference based on its bowl performance - uneven matchups, the long wait between games, etc. - but the reality is that a league's performance in those high-profile events tends to dictate percepti...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  8. Ranking the ACC's bowl games

    David M. Hale

    We finally have our bowl matchups set, but unfortunately we have to wait another few weeks before we get to watch more football. So to fill that void, we're ranking the bowl games from the most exciting to the least. 1. Rose Bowl Game presented by...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  9. ACC morning links: Surgery for Watson?

    David M. Hale

    The defense has been the story for Clemson all season, with the Tigers ranked as the No. 1 unit in the nation, and its bowl game figures to shine a spotlight on that side of the ball once again. Clemson will match up against Oklahoma in the Russel...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  10. ACC bowl projections: Week 15

    David M. Hale

    We'll know the answers for certain in just a few more hours, but for now, here's our best guess as to where each ACC team lands for bowl season. Allstate Sugar Bowl: Florida State Capital One Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech Russell Athletic Bowl: Loui...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  11. ACC bowl projections: Week 14

    David M. Hale

    The final week of the regular season meant bowl bids were locked up by Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, giving the ACC 11 bowl-eligible teams (or 12, counting Notre Dame). That makes for a crowded field. A quick refresher on how this will work. Ti...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  12. ACC's All-Overlooked team

    David M. Hale

    The ACC announced its all-conference teams yesterday, but there were certainly a number of good players who didn't get recognized. So with that in mind, we put together our all-overlooked team focusing exclusively on ACC standouts who didn't earn fir...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  13. FSU leads the way in All-ACC balloting

    David M. Hale

    The ACC announced its 2014 all-conference selections Monday, with a handful of noteworthy winners and snubs. Florida State once again led the way with 17 players named, including 10 named first-team All-ACC. Duke had nine players named, Virginia h...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  14. By the numbers: Week 14 recap

    David M. Hale

    We've reached the end of the regular season, which means we're blowing out the last installment of our stats recaps. Georgia Tech's big win Georgia Tech's win against Georgia was the fourth time this season an ACC team knocked off a non-confere...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  15. ACC morning links: Chad Morris leaving Clemson?

    David M. Hale

    It certainly appears this is the end for Chad Morris at Clemson, as multiple reports have the Tigers' offensive coordinator tabbed for the top job at SMU. That Morris is leaving is no surprise. He's had opportunities to take a head coaching job el...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  16. ACC viewer's guide: Week 14

    David M. Hale

    It seems like just yesterday we were kicking off the ACC season, but here we are at the finish line. Week 14 may be the end of the regular season, but there's still plenty of intrigue -- from crucial rivalry showdowns to three teams playing for bowl ...

    Blog | November 28, 2014