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North Carolina offense comes to life

North Carolina offense comes to life

With North Carolina’s offense coming to life, let us honor the late Gene Wilder with his legendary words from “Young Frankenstein.” They apply to the Tar Heels’ 48-23 win Saturday night at Illinois.“Alive! It’s alive! IT’S ALIVE!” ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U...

Truck driver father keeps rolling along

Truck driver father keeps rolling along

Semi-truck drivers know all the best places to stop across the country. If you accept that axiom, Steve Rochell is an authority on a visiting fan attending college football games.Rochell owns a semi-truck as an independent contractor. Whenever it’s possible, he combines work with...

Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina is picked to win the ACC’s Coastal Division, which — around the rest of the nation — can be called “The Other Guys.”Clemson, the 2015 national runner-up, and Florida State, the 2013 national champion, reside in the tougher ACC Atlantic. Louisville...

Williams returns to potent Clemson offense

Williams returns to potent Clemson offense

Clemson returns prolific Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson. The Tigers junior quarterback compiled 1,105 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns along with 4,104 passing and 35 TDs.Not a bad starting point to begin 2016 for last year’s ACC champions and national runner-up to...

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

We all recognize the SEC is the nation’s top football conference, but many of us outside the SEC like to point out that the SEC is largely top heavy.Granted, the SEC has more schools that can annually contend for a national title and it is topped by Alabama’s modern dynasty, but...

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

DURHAM, N.C – The ACC battle of attrition, otherwise known as the ACC Baseball Tournament, finally ended with Clemson routing Florida State 18-13 for the title Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.“Finally” refers to four-plus hours of rain delays as well as 33 runs scored....

ACC coaches want traditional rivalry dates

ACC coaches want traditional rivalry dates

The subject of traditional football dates came up at the recent ACC meetings in Amelia Island, Fla.Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney – two men with SEC assistant coachzing backgrounds – were among those that believe an effort to build regular rivalry...

ACC schedule highlights Clemson and Florida State

ACC schedule highlights Clemson and Florida State

If you overlooked last season’s crucial Clemson-Florida State showdown for ACC supremacy, you probably were watching the Alabama-LSU game instead. The ACC isn’t making that mistake again in 2016.The marquee matchup is set for Oct. 29 with Clemson traveling to Florida State, while...

Five questions and five answers for the final game

Five questions and five answers for the final game

It’s finally here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for since spring football: The 2015-16 National Championship game.It was a crazy season, to put it lightly, and it all comes to a conclusion tonight. The second edition of the College Football Playoff was mostly a success...

Alabama NFL talent advantage not as large as perceived

Alabama NFL talent advantage not as large as perceived

One perception heading into the College Football Playoff National Championship is that the game breaks down to a match up between Clemson quarterback extraordinaire Deshaun Watson against the Alabama’s NFL talent.But that’s only partially true. ... Click here for the...