We kick off our 2012 Conference Preview Podcast series with the ACC. ACCSports.com's Jim Young joins me on the podcast to break in our new "People, Places, Things" Preview. Jim and I each provide some of the people, places - such as the Georgia Dome, and things - such as Twitter - that will define the 2012 season in the ACC.
It may sound confusing on the surface, but if you take a look at the topics below and give it a listen I think you will catch on pretty quickly. Jim's got his finger on the pulse of the ACC; from in-depth recruiting storylines to ESPN's role in conference realignment. In addition to being a friend of the Eye On College Football blog, Jim hosts his own ACC Podcast with Hayes Permar which I suggest you check out as well.
Below are just some of the topics covered in the podcast:
A discussion of Twitter. How it can help fans get to know players, and how coaches deal with it. (1:30)
The different ways that Virginia (the state) will have an impact on the 2012 season. Players, games, teams all included. (4:12)
The importance of Clemson and NC State showing up in the Georgia Dome for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff on opening weekend. (5:40)
I get a little nerdy, discussing the importance of quarterback pressure for success in the ACC in 2012. (8:04)
Jim takes the flip side identifying some offensive line coaches that carry a big responsibility for ACC title contenders. (9:10)
Georgia Tech will run the ball, but how will Al Groh's defense perform in another year of the 3-4? (11:52)
Mike Glennon is a top pro prospect and dark horse Heisman contender according to Bruce Feldman, I point to Tobais Palmer as a key player for his success. (13:55)
There's an opportunity to recruit the state of Pennsylvania with Penn State's NCAA sanctions. Who will take advantage and benefit? (17:45)
Is Conference Realignment done? What factors could play in the rumors firing up again in the 2012 season. (23:37)
ACC Title Game Predictions and wrap up. (27:00)
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