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Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Here are two quotes from Louisville’s first day of spring football on March 21 that should raise the hackles on the back of every ACC defensive coordinator. They’re both from Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino.On Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson entering his junior year:...

Quarterbacks led ACC past SEC last season

Quarterbacks led ACC past SEC last season

To understand how the ACC overtook the SEC in football supremacy in 2016, start with the quarterbacks.For the much of the past season, mock NFL drafts have ranked Mitch Trubisky as the top quarterback prospect. Yet the North Carolina junior was only the ACC’s third-team...

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

In football’s quest to become a year-round sport, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season.The national title Clemson claimed Monday night was the ACC’s second in four years, and the league has been represented in the College Football Playoff all three years. The...

Shortsighted Heisman failed to promote future

Shortsighted Heisman failed to promote future

Dear Heisman Trophy trustees:You blew it. Again.Do you realize the challenge football faces these days with declining numbers at youth levels due to parents concerned about the safety of the game? ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports.com story

Door opened to Heisman for Watson

Door opened to Heisman for Watson

A couple of weeks ago Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson seemed to have the Heisman Trophy wrapped up. The Downtown Athletic Club was ready to send out the engraving order for the stiff arm trophy.But Louisville and Jackson have stumbled two weeks in a row. The Cardinals lost...

Duke players favor Jackson for Heisman Trophy

Duke players favor Jackson for Heisman Trophy

For just about any quarterback, 325 total yards with one touchdown rushing and one passing in a 24-14 victory is a highlight game. For Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, though, those total yards, touchdowns and team points were his season lows.Duke was the team that somewhat controlled...

Louisville finds consistency NC State lacking

Louisville finds consistency NC State lacking

The past month of ACC football includes Louisville losing a game at Clemson it could have won, Clemson surviving North Carolina State in a contest it should have lost, and Louisville embarrassing N.C. State 54-13.Go figure. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Duke throws scare into Louisville

Duke throws scare into Louisville

Duke gained despite losing 24-14 at Louisville.Here’s why I say that:Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Duke faces Lamar Jackson as dual threat

Duke faces Lamar Jackson as dual threat

We’re far enough into the season that most remaining weeks, two ACC teams among the seven weekly conference games take on the headache of finding a way to slow down a Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback.Clemson junior Deshaun Watson, third in last year’s Heisman voting, and...

Lamar Jackson works on his game from pocket

Lamar Jackson works on his game from pocket

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The dynamic quarterback missed some playing time as a true freshman with an injury, but he showed enough flashes to enter his sophomore season with preseason Heisman Trophy attention.That hint suggests Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, who finished third in the...