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  1. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    There is cautiously optimistic good news on Clemson's quarterback front, as Deshaun Watson is back throwing a football again. The freshman signal caller broke a bone in his finger on his right hand Oct. 11 against Louisville and had surgery two da...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  2. How Watson Brown lost more games than any coach in college footba...

    Ivan Maisel

    Optimistic coach, who is the older brother of Mack Brown, took on downtrodden programs and will soon become first coach in NCAA football history to lose 200 games.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  3. Cal enters Pac-12 play cautiously optimistic

    Kyle Bonagura

    BERKELEY, Calif. -- When it came time to pick a senior quote in high school, Cal quarterback Jared Goff settled on a famous one from legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. UNC optimistic on defensive front

    David M. Hale

    There's a lot to like about this year's North Carolina roster, Larry Fedora admits. There are far more options now than there had been in his first two years in Chapel Hill, and when pressed for positions of strength at last week's ACC Kickoff, the U...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Butch Jones, Vols enter season optimistic

    Greg Ostendorf

    HOOVER, Ala. -- As SEC media days roll on, this is the time of year when everybody is optimistic. It doesn't matter if its Auburn, the defending champ, or the Tennessee Volunteers, a team having to replace nearly half its roster, everybody is optimis...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  6. Fisher optimistic about young receivers

    David M. Hale

    There were practices last year when Florida State's secondary would surrender so many big plays that then-defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt would slump into Jimbo Fisher's office and wonder whether he had a group ready to compete at a championship ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  7. The secrets to Duke's success

    David M. Hale

    David Cutcliffe earned plenty of praise for the job he did revitalizing Duke in 2012, but even the most optimistic Blue Devils fans had to be surprised by the leap their team took in 2013 - winning 10 games and playing for a conference title. So, how...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  8. Q&A with Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson

    David M. Hale

    Wake Forest wraps up its first spring under new coach Dave Clawson this weekend, and while plenty of questions will remain beyond the spring game, the Deacons are optimistic progress has been made. We caught up with cornerback Kevin Johnson to see ho...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Video: Pitt optimistic about offense

    ESPN.com staff

    Heather Dinich talks about reasons for Pitt to be optimistic about its offense this spring. The Panthers have eight returning starters....

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  10. Season wrap: West Virginia

    Jake Trotter

    After losing three of the best players in school history after the 2012 season, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was still optimistic his Mountaineers would improve in their second season in the Big 12. Turned out, the offense logically struggled t...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  11. Power conferences seeking more autonomy in NCAA

    President Mark Emmert says NCAA members are "cautiously optimistic" that the organization can create an acceptable plan to give the five power conferences more autonomy.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  12. Where the TCU offense went wrong

    Jake Trotter

    Going into the season, coach Gary Patterson felt optimistic about the TCU offense. So did almost everyone else, too. Veteran Casey Pachall was back at quarterback. So was backup Trevone Boykin, who gained valuable experience in 2012 filling in for...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  13. Are Washington Huskies finally ready for their breakthrough seaso...

    Dean Oliver

    Ahead of Washington's Saturday night game against Stanford, Dean Oliver examines UW's early-season performance to determine whether the Huskies are finally ready for their breakthrough season.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  14. Banker hopeful OSU will fill defensive voids

    Ted Miller

    If the Dictionary of Phrases needs a demonstration of what "cautiously optimistic" sounds like, they might want to chat with Mark Banker about his Oregon State defense. He makes a good case for optimism. And he's got reasons to be cautious. It ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  15. Backyard Brawl renewal not within reach

    David Ubben

    At the ACC meetings in Florida on Tuesday, Pittsburgh AD Steve Pederson sounded optimistic about renewing a rivalry with Penn State, but the Panthers' biggest rivalry might continue to go unplayed for awhile. From colleague Brett McMurphy: While ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  16. Pitt AD hopeful series with PSU can resume

    ESPN.com staff

    AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Pittsburgh's annual rivalry with Penn State ended in 2000, but on Tuesday at the ACC meetings, Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson told ESPN that he is "very optimistic" the series will be renewed. Pitt and Penn State have...

    Blog | May 14, 2013