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Georgia Tech spring game raises red flags

Georgia Tech spring game raises red flags

Georgia Tech football needed to get away from it all after the Yellow Jackets finished 2015 at the bottom of the ACC Coastal standings. Maybe that’s why they agreed to open the season in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 3 against Boston College.A sputtering triple-option offense was the...

Hamilton relying on young players for stability

Hamilton relying on young players for stability

Florida State basketball coach Leonard Hamilton gained some breathing room in late February when athletic director Stan Wilcox gave him a two-year extension that runs through the 2018-19 season.Hamilton has a talented recruiting class on the way to join a young roster last year...

NC State quarterback play is the key

NC State quarterback play is the key

Anytime a rebuilding college football team’s quarterback plays well in the annual spring game there is reason for optimism for the upcoming fall.North Carolina State doubled that storyline– two quarterbacks played well – at the Kay Yow Spring Game, the annual tribute to the late...

Doeren putting Wolpfack pieces in place

Doeren putting Wolpfack pieces in place

North Carolina State football is back on the practice field for spring drills with a primary need of finding a quarterback, but the Wolfpack have more overall pieces in place than last year’s disappointing 7-6 record suggests.The 2015 schedule, with a soft 4-0 start, concluded...

NC State ranks among ACC baseball elite

NC State ranks among ACC baseball elite

RALEIGH, N.C. – On a sunny, 64-degree afternoon in late February, North Carolina State played college baseball on its Raleigh campus in conditions befitting warmer ACC campuses at Miami and Florida State.N.C. State may not be able to keep up with the number of sunny...

Precedent and irony surround Michigan spring practices

Precedent and irony surround Michigan spring practices

SEC and ACC football coaches who are howling over Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh’s upcoming spring football practices in Florida should be reminded there is precedent for a Big Ten school traveling to the South to enhance recruiting.The difference between now and then is when...

Saban needs many more years before he can surpass Bryant

Saban needs many more years before he can surpass Bryant

The eminently quotable Bum Phillips, a Paul “Bear” Bryant disciple prior to his own legend as an NFL head coach, once described his old boss’ coaching prowess this way in his familiar Texas drawl:“He can take his’n and beat your’n and take your’n and beat his’n.” ... Click...

NCAA black clouds lifting from North Carolina

NCAA black clouds lifting from North Carolina

North Carolina Coach Larry Fedora offered more than the usual sunshine every college football coach delivers on National Signing Day. He pointed to shining 4-star recruits who are clearing the NCAA’s long-hovering black clouds.Fedora, whose has been handicapped by NCAA sanctions...

North Carolina and NC State looking for their Lennie Rosenbluth

North Carolina and NC State looking for their Lennie Rosenbluth

Larry Fedora is five years into rebuilding North Carolina and Dave Doeren four into his effort at N.C. State, but the state’s top high school talent still leave home to cross the border for more nationally prominent programs.The perception problem hasn’t changed much from 2012,...

Georgia Tech can bounce back from losing season

Georgia Tech can bounce back from losing season

Anybody writing a story analyzing a team’s 2016 schedule starts with how many opponents were ranked in the Top 25 and played in bowl games.But any such story about a school with Georgia Tech on its schedule includes the qualifier that the Yellow Jackets’ 3-9 overall record and...