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Jimbo Fisher earning better coaching grades

Jimbo Fisher earning better coaching grades

Florida State won’t go away.Maybe that’s because Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher has done a better job coaching his team this year than in either of the past two seasons despite the records and titles collected in the 2013 or 2014 seasons. ... Click here for the rest...

Clemson climbs another hill in change of direction

Clemson climbs another hill in change of direction

Clemson’s home game tradition calls for the Tigers to assemble at the east end of Memorial Stadium atop “The Hill.” They touch “Howard’s Rock” for good luck and run down the hill for what famed broadcaster Brent Musberger once said was “the Most exciting 25 seconds in college...

ACC races shaping up with two games to circle Nov 7

ACC races shaping up with two games to circle Nov 7

The date to circle on the ACC calendar is Nov. 7. Not one but a pair of division showdowns will take place to ultimately decide two division titles.One is Clemson (4-0, 1-0) playing host to Florida State (4-0, 2-0). The other is Duke (4-1, 2-0) bussing a few miles down the...

Clemson last ACC hope for College Football Playoff

Clemson last ACC hope for College Football Playoff

For the second straight year Clemson came off a bye week with a chance to upset a marquee opponent and join the early College Football Playoff conversation.The opportunity was squandered a year ago with a 23-17 loss in overtime to No. 1-ranked Florida State playing without...

Marquise Williams bounces back in North Carolina rally

Marquise Williams bounces back in North Carolina rally

The old Marquise Williams returned to North Carolina’s huddle Saturday in Atlanta. And because he did, the Tar Heels could celebrate for the first time this year despite winning their fourth game of the season.Williams compiled 329 total yards rushing, passing and receiving and...

Louisville and NC State fooled us with early records

Louisville and NC State fooled us with early records

Each year college and pro football fans need to be reminded that early games don’t always give us an accurate forecast for the remainder of season.In the NFL, it’s the preseason games that can be deceptive. In the college, records often even out once conference play begins and a...

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

DURHAM, N.C. – The thoughts Duke coach David Cutcliffe expressed responding to a question about the targeting rule sounded similar to what other coaches believe.“Intent,” is the word he says is missing from the rule interpretation of helmet-to-helmet contact. ... Click...

Loss to ECU shows Virginia Tech out of gas under Frank Beamer

Loss to ECU shows Virginia Tech out of gas under Frank Beamer

A pattern seems to be developing that foreshadows a retirement announcement at season’s end from Frank Beamer, the man who built Virginia Tech into a national program.The buildup to each week’s game includes the opposing coach – from Ohio State’s Urban Meyer in the opener to the...

Syracuse could be a problem for ACC contenders

Syracuse could be a problem for ACC contenders

Beware Florida State, Clemson and North Carolina State of Syracuse in the ACC Atlantic.And be thankful ACC Coastal schools Duke, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Miami and North Carolina that your crossover games don’t include Syracuse. Georgia Tech, of course, won’t overlook...

ACC races more wide open than expected

ACC races more wide open than expected

Four Saturdays into the season we’ve seen only a handful of ACC games, but that’s enough to understand how little we know. And that’s a good thing.The last year two years, Florida State’s dominance with back-to-back unbeaten conference crowns told us too much by this point in the...