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ACC teams were national on many levels

ACC teams were national on many levels

Clemson is positioned in the College Football Playoff for the second-straight year. The ACC, frustrated by living in the neighboring SEC’s shadow, would love to point to two national titles in the last four years. That would be one more than the SEC.The ACC’s Florida State won...

Beamer and Virginia Tech seniors celebrate

Beamer and Virginia Tech seniors celebrate

Virginia Tech seniors such as fullback Sam Rogers expected more when they came to Blacksburg to play for Frank Beamer, but they have finished their college football careers with at least this year’s ACC Coastal title.Rogers, the inspirational leader of the team as a walk-on who...

Swinney and Fuente nearly teamed up

Swinney and Fuente nearly teamed up

Add this to the many reasons to applaud Dabo Swinney’s success as Clemson’s football coach: He knows how to find offensive coordinators.Five years ago he searched for a new offensive coordinator. He narrowed his finalists to three and brought two to campus for two days of...

Beamer and Fuente make it work at Virginia Tech

Beamer and Fuente make it work at Virginia Tech

Following a legend is never easy. Some coaches handle it better than others. Count among them retired Virginia Tech legendary coach Frank Beamer and his successor, Justin Fuente.An egregious example of how not to do it involved North Carolina basketball at the turn of the...

Fuente careful to preserve Beamer legacy

Fuente careful to preserve Beamer legacy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The ACC includes four new head coaches this year, but only one faced a tightrope explaining his vision of the future without treading on the past.Miami’s Mark Richt, Syracuse’s Dino Babers and Virgina’s Bronco Mendenhall have faced no such balancing act....