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  1. ACC morning links

    Jared Shanker

    If the first season is usually when a coach gets the benefit of the doubt, Year 2 is when fans want to see improvement so that by Year 3 the coaching staff's plan is coming to fruition. The ACC has three second-year coaches, each with differing ex...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. ACC morning links

    Jared Shanker

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he's checking homework. "We have notepads and pencils and you're required to take notes," Fisher said last week. "We'll check them periodically." The fifth-year Seminoles coach was referring to his mandate ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. ACC morning links

    Jared Shanker

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was in his element Sunday during his media day news conference. He was no longer answering questions about Jameis Winston or crab legs. Fisher was talking X's and O's, talking Football 101. Fisher talked at length ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  4. ACC rivalry heat meters

    Jared Shanker

    Rivalries are an intrinsic part of college football, but not every rivalry is created equal. And every rivalry goes through cycles as each team has its own ups and downs. The Alabama-Auburn could be reaching new heights, but only after Auburn won six...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  5. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    Receivers are a dime a dozen according to a football adage, but that saying dates back to before the proliferation of pass-happy offenses. In 2014, it's often not enough for a team to have just one quality receiver. Cornerbacks are bigger and stronge...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  6. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    By the end of today, every ACC team will have opened preseason camp. Sound the air horns: The 2014 college football season has arrived! Here a few links around the ACC on how practices are going so far and what are the big storylines in camp this ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. Top ACC players: Nos. 15-11

    Jared Shanker

    As we get set to open fall camps around the ACC, we're counting down the conference's Top 25 players -- five per day all this week. 15. Anthony Harris, Virginia Cavaliers Safety, senior His junior stats speak for themselves, leading the nation...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  8. Winston leads preseason All-ACC team

    Jared Shanker

    The preseason All-ACC team was released Wednesday, and naturally quarterback Jameis Winston led the way with the most votes. There were not too many surprises, beginning with Florida State players littered throughout the list of 26 names. Here is ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  9. ACC places five on Thorpe watch list

    Jared Shanker

    It is a lighter day for preseason watch lists as only one was released on Friday. The Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, announced 39 players on its watch list. The conference players named to watch lists for this...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  10. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    Happy 7/11 Day everyone (or Sem/Elem, as my friends and I call it)! Get your free slurpee! The College Football Playoff will unveil its trophy Monday. Three reasons why Sammy Watkins could eclipse 1,000 yards as an NFL rookie. Virginia Tech's...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  11. ACC, ND players on Nagurski, Outland lists

    Jared Shanker

    Two more watch lists were released Thursday, and the ACC is well-represented. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded to the nation's top defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The Outland Trophy is given to the nation's top interior lineman...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  12. FSU's Aguayo defending Groza Award

    Jared Shanker

    You gotta be sound in the kicking game. The watch lists for the Lou Groza Award (best kicker) and Ray Guy (best punter) were released Wednesday, and these same lists will be pared down during the season, with winners announced in December. Here...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  13. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    The way athletes begin working out at such a young age and the advances in sports training and nutrition, football players each year seem to be more physically gifted and impressive than ever before. Some like to call them physical "freaks," in a ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  14. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    The NCAA suggested Monday football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season, and while it is an early step, it is certainly a positive one for the sport's governing body. While the concussion issue has the NFL under...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  15. ACC represented on Bednarik, Maxwell lists

    Jared Shanker

    Do you need a sign college football is close but still just a little too far away? The first preseason award watch lists were released Monday, a list of more than 70 players that could be the best in the country by season's end. It doesn't matter ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  16. ACC lacks experience, Steele's data shows

    Jared Shanker

    Phil Steele looked at the combined experience returning to each FBS team in 2014. Steele considers five factors and uses a formula to create a grade between 0 and 100. The higher the grade, the more experience a school returns. Steele accounts for...

    Blog | June 18, 2014