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  1. ACC morning links: Indispensable players

    David M. Hale

    With the news that Ohio State lost quarterback Braxton Miller for the season, USA Today wondered what the effect might be of a major injury on a few of the other top College Football Playoff candidates, including Florida State. According to the st...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. ACC morning links: Winston or Mariota

    David M. Hale

    Because the world needs one more preseason All-America team, and because there has to be a reason to talk about this one differently than the last, USA Today has its out, and the most noteworthy item is the guy atop its quarterback depth chart. Th...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ACC wild cards: Atlantic 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 15, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Second-year stars: Wake Forest

    David M. Hale

    The 2013 signing class has already made its mark on the ACC, from Tyler Boyd and Stacy Coley shining on offense to Jalen Ramsey and Kendall Fuller starring on defense to Ryan Switzer racking up All-America honors on special teams. But for most player...

    Blog | May 20, 2014