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Five things you should know about the ACC

Posted on: August 12, 2008 7:28 pm
 

 

1. It's now a 900-pound gorilla: The polite thing to say would be the ACC has an image problem. Yes, the ACC is 1-9 
in BCS bowls. It's lone win was almost nine years ago (Florida State over Virginia Tech in 2000 Sugar Bowl). In 
2006, conference teams were 4-9 against BCS conference schools. After last season, the ACC was 2-6 in bowl games.

There were 35 ACC players taken in the draft, but that's almost an indictment. Why hasn't that talent translated to 
the field?

2. Yes, Clemson there is a lot of pressure: If Tommy Bowden doesn't do it this year then he never will ... No, we 
won't go there. Anything is possible in the fluid ACC but you get the feeling that a window is closing at Clemson. 
Miami and Florida State aren't going to be down forever. Virginia Tech is tough every year. The Tigers are loaded on offense and the schedule sets up right considering the Tigers don't play their first true road game until Oct. 9. If Clemson doesn't beat Wake Forest that night in a key Atlantic Division game, the dream could be over.

3. No Miami, No FSU: Another year, another season without the league's two power teams being a factor. Both programs are rebuilding. If you had to pick between them, take FSU. The offense has to get better in Jimbo Fisher's second  season (doesn't it?). When was the last time Miami went into a season with this much uncertainty at quarterback?

4. Duke will be better: The Blue Devils are 1-31 in the league since expansion but you get the impression that David Cutcliffe is about to accomplish something special. The administration is finally getting the hint that football 
doesn't have to be an embarrassment. They're paying Cutcliffe and paying for better facilities. Cutcliffeville, 
anyone?

5. When in doubt, pick Virginia Tech: Beamerball is one of the most consistent things in college football. The Hokies are always in the hunt and always play tough. They're 27-5 in conference play over the last four years.

 

Comments

Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2008 7:55 am
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

so if Wake lost by 11 that would put the score at like 0-11, right???



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2008 12:40 am
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

As an OKlahoma fan...I can say that a lot of our fans just feel entitled to conference championships and BCS bowls year in and year out.  Its a little silly when you think about it. To listen to sone OU fans before the Fiesta Bowl. WVU might as well not have shown up....I guess they didnt get them memo....or maybe that memo was redirected to our kids. Thats what happens when you expect the other team to roll over...they beat the crap out of you. I hope that game provided our kids with a wake up call. I can write the Boise game off as luck , but West Virginia gave us a good ol country asswhoopin. Wake Forest has a great coach and I think he will continue to improve that program as long as he is there. 



Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2008 9:54 pm
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

Yeah, Wake led the game in the 4th quarter and had a couple of fumbles deep in Louisville territory when they had the chance to build a bigger lead. 

Wake could have easily won that game. 

 

 

 




Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2008 7:52 pm
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

Yeah, WF lost to Louisville by what 11 points? Compared to some of these BCS games, that's much better than what many expected. I'm not going to say the ACC is so great, however, I think many fans don't like it when "untraditional" teams improve past a certain point.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2008 10:49 am
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

Yes, they have to go play Alabama, but Alabama is an SEC school. Neither a win or loss against Alabama affects Clemson's chances of winning the ACC. They can't lose to Alabama and win the (mythical) National Championship but the Alabama result in no way means a thing when it comes to trying to rule the ACC.



Since: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2008 9:02 am
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

YOU JUST MADE EVERYBODY REALIZE HOW DUMB YOU ARE WITH THIS GARBLE. WF COMPARISONS TO DUKE?? FSU VS MIA LAST YEAR ???? HOW ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO. YEAH FIVE YEARS AGO YOU WERE PROBABLY A CLOSET FSU FAN. EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE FSU AND THE MIA CAMP FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS SUX AND I COULD REALLY SAY THAT CUZ' I AM FSU ALUMNI 05 GRAD. BUT TO SAY THAT THE ACC IN GENERAL SUX......OR TO EVEN SAY THAT THE BIG 10 IS BETTER......YOU ARE ONE NONE FOOTBALL KNOWING RETARD!!!! GO BACK TO WATCHING FIGURE SKATING!!!!




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2008 2:18 am
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

Clemson has a few tough games this year.  Alabama is almost back to being Alabama. I know FSU is down....but a trip to Doak Walker is no joke.  Last game is against South Carolina who I think is a very good team going into this season. Not to mention an ACC championship game should they qualify.  Virginia Tech doesnt have much this year, but they have Beamer and Foster, so any daadgum thing is possible. Clemson is a very good team on paper, but paper doesnt score points, and it doesnt play very good defense either. That said, I have picked Clemson the last two years in the ACC and both times they let me down...if you dont win the ACC this year...I am leaving you forever Clemson...you hear me?  Forever.



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2008 7:59 pm
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

Their toughest game (assuming they beat Alabama- which is 50/50- may be at BC on November 1. 



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2008 7:30 pm
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

Clemson beats bama by 3 points



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2008 7:28 pm
 

Five things you should know about the ACC

Five things that you already know about the ACC

1.  The games are boring.  remember that FSU v. Miami game last year.  wait me neither!  wasnt the score like 3-0

2.  when Wake Forest and Duke are considered the "teams to watch", something is wrong.  not saying that WF sux, i just remember that BCS game 2 years ago.

3.  when was the last time they won a bowl game that was past Dec. 25.

4.  Even the Big 10 is better than the ACC!!!

5.  ACC sucks.


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