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Long ACC weekend of help or hurt for the openers

Long ACC weekend of help or hurt for the openers

Thank you, ACC.The conference presented us with a fan friendly opening Labor Day weekend with 14 teams playing from Thursday through Monday night. Some of the games are more important than others toward the ACC’s goal of shedding the label of No. 5 in overall strength among the...

Clemson season comes to down beating Florida State

Clemson season comes to down beating Florida State

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Colleges make more than gesture opening practice to students

Colleges make more than gesture opening practice to students

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren tried something different in this era of paranoid football coaches closing practice to the media and fans.His Wolfpack’s Leadership Council, which is made up of players representing all four classes and positions, requested he open practice...

NC State may turn to freshmen running backs

NC State may turn to freshmen running backs

A year ago Dave Doeren sat at a table with a long line of fans waiting for him to sign souvenir North Carolina State football posters at the Wolfpack’s fan day.One of the school’s supporters dressed in red waiting in line added some commentary as Doeren signed ... Click...

Florida State could lose five games this year

Florida State could lose five games this year

You may read this line in 2015 regarding Florida State football: “The Seminoles lost their fifth game in a season for the first time since 2009.”There is too much amiss with off-field problems and lack of leadership among returning players an inexperienced team. The program is...

Beamer at risking of staying too long at Virginia Tech

Beamer at risking of staying too long at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer still knows football at age 68 as he enters his 29th season with the Hokies. Of that there should be no doubt. But knowing it and retaining the ability to teach it changes with time. Sometimes coaches and their team’s personality no longer...

Takeaways from second Duke scrimmage

Takeaways from second Duke scrimmage

DURHAM, N.C. – The greening of Duke’s renovated Wallace Wade Stadium continued as the Blue Devils tested the pristine turf grown in Georgia and transplanted in quadrants for the first time in fall camp.After 75 snaps in Saturday’s second scrimmage leading to the Sept. 3 opener at...

ACC counting on Louisville against Auburn in opener

ACC counting on Louisville against Auburn in opener

We’ll know if Louisville is an ACC contender after Week 1 if we hear a collective roar from its conference members.They’ll be celebrating the unranked Cardinals’ upset victory over No. 7 Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 5 in Atlanta. Louisville, with such a...

Cutcliffe on the improving state of the ACC

Cutcliffe on the improving state of the ACC

You only need to listen to Duke coach David Cutcliffe speak to recognize his southern roots are in the deep south and Southeastern Conference rather than his current ACC and Durham, N.C., residences.His accent tells you as much as his bio. ...Click here for the rest of my...

Five bold predictions for the ACC include Stephen Colbert

Five bold predictions for the ACC include Stephen Colbert

Atlantic Coast Conference officials need a new champion to carry the conference banner. Florida State has been devaluing the ACC currency for too long.Off the field, players running amok have created SEC-like baggage.Click here for my Todaysu.com story on ACC predictions.