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  1. ACC's lunch links: QB roundup

    David M. Hale

    The most honest man at ACC Kickoff was probably Wake Forest's Dave Clawson. And, to his credit, he even managed to find a little humor in the bleak picture painted by his depth chart this year, as the High Point Enterprise wrote. Asked to comment ab...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Five takeaways from ACC Kickoff

    David M. Hale

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The 2014 ACC Kickoff is in the books, and while the preseason hype rarely translates well to the games on the field, there were still a few notable take-aways from the festivities at the Grandover Resort. Here are five things we l...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. ACC's lunch links: Top assistants

    David M. Hale

    Big names among the assistant ranks tend not to stay assistants for too long, but Clemson's Chad Morris says he's right where he wants to be and isn't looking for a head-coaching gig long-term, writes the Augusta Chronicle. Of course, if a certain...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. Digging deeper into ACC offensive tempo

    David M. Hale

    Earlier on Thursday, we looked at the success and drawbacks of Clemson's up-tempo offense, which got us to thinking about the league's tempo as a whole. Chad Morris came to Clemson, bringing the up-tempo style with him, in 2011. Since that time, t...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  5. ACC's lunch links: Clemson's tempo

    David M. Hale

    Tajh Boyd is gone. Sammy Watkins is gone. Martavis Bryant is gone. But if you think that means Clemson's up-tempo offense will also disappear, you'd be wrong, says Dabo Swinney. From The State: Watkins left school a season early and was picked No...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  6. 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
  7. ACC's lunch links: Redshirt not required

    David M. Hale

    It's Day 3 of media days for the SEC, and while we've yet to get any juicy ACC bashing like we did last year, first-year Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason did say something on Monday that warranted a little more discussion. Mason's comments, courtesy o...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  8. ACC wild cards: Coastal Division

    David M. Hale

    Just a few weeks remain before fall camp opens around the ACC, and there are plenty of big questions still left to be answered. With that in mind, we're looking at some of the conference's biggest wild cards -- veterans without a distinguished track ...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  9. 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
  10. ESPN's early ACC projections

    David M. Hale

    ESPN used its Football Power Index to put together preseason projections for each team, and once again Florida State is a heavy favorite. According to ESPN's formula, the Seminoles have at least an 87 percent chance of winning each game on their s...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  11. ACC lunchtime links: Hokies' WR problems

    David M. Hale

    The Roanoke Times is counting down to ACC Kickoff by digging deeper into some of Virginia Tech's impact players, and today's installment features a look at receiver Josh Stanford. Here's the basics: "It didn't seem like Stanford was anything too s...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  12. 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
  13. ACC's lunchtime links

    David M. Hale

    It's that time of year when the preseason lists start appearing, and Athlon is out with its preseason All-America teams (four of them!), which include a healthy dose of the ACC. The ACC has eight players on the first-team All-America squad, tied w...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Who will be this season's Duke?

    David M. Hale

    Duke's surprise run to the ACC title game last season offered a template for big turnarounds in the conference. But the Blue Devils became the first team outside the conference's traditional power brokers (FSU, Clemson, Virginia Tech) to reach 10 win...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  16. 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