Week 1 ACC Football Notebook: A Tough Start Outside the Commonwealth

Week 1 ACC Football Notebook: A Tough Start Outside the Commonwealth

Week 1 across the ACC was all about quarterbacks. Who got hurt? Who desperately needs to stay healthy? And who shined in his debut? Each week we’ll take a look around the Atlantic Coast Conference and examine the most important happenings. TOUGH START FOR SEMINOLES: Just about the worst imaginable scenario for Florida State was…

2017 ACC Football Preview: Maybe we should pump the brakes

2017 ACC Football Preview: Maybe we should pump the brakes

The ACC undoubtedly had one of its best football seasons in conference history last season, eding with Clemson winning a national title. Florida State won the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech won the Taxslayer Bowl, even Virginia Tech won the all-important Belk Bowl. In fact, only three ACC teams lost their bowl games. Lamar Jackson of…

Ranking The 17 Best Nonconference Games of 2017

Ranking The 17 Best Nonconference Games of 2017

Fewer than two months remain until the 2017 college football season kicks off. The Open Man's Preview Listapalooza transitions into a Rankapalooza! Fans and pundits alike often lament the imbalance and other imperfections of nonconference play. Why do some Power Five teams go without scheduling a single Power Five opponent? Why don't the leagues have…

Ranking The ACC-Big Ten Challenge Games for 2017

Ranking The ACC-Big Ten Challenge Games for 2017

In a series pairing two of college basketball's deepest conferences, it's impossible to not feature at least a few quality matchups. Nevertheless, the games for the 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, announced Thursday, missed some golden opportunities for marquee contests. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge occupies an important date on the college basketball calendar. The season's a…

Week 2 Saturday Six-Pack: The Hangover

Week 2 Saturday Six-Pack: The Hangover

Week 1, college football binged on a loaded docket freely dubbed The Best Opening Weekend Ever. Week 2 brings the unavoidable hangover. Despite taking an inevitable dip in top-to-bottom intrigue, the Week 2 slate is not completely lacking for quality football. A trio of dormant series revived headline Week 2: BYU and Utah in the…

Talk Me Out of Georgia Tech in the ACC Coastal

Talk Me Out of Georgia Tech in the ACC Coastal

The ACC Coastal looks to be wide-open in 2016, as it has been pretty much any season since Virginia Tech's reign of dominance ended a half-decade ago. The division's sent a different representative each of the last three seasons, and on paper, six of the ACC Coastal's seven teams could realistically advance to Charlotte for…

Heisman Top 10: Ranking ACC Heisman Candidates

Heisman Top 10: Ranking ACC Heisman Candidates

CFB Huddle chronicled the Heisman Trophy race last season with the Heisman Top 10, a weekly forecast of voter leanings. This season, I'm taking it a step further with a look at the conferences, starting with the ACC Heisman contenders for 2016. Projecting the field in the preseason relies considerably on the previous year's production…

Bowl Preview Bonanza Part III: Bowl Season Is Rolling

Bowl Preview Bonanza Part III: Bowl Season Is Rolling

Now that Christmas is past, the bowl season kicks into high-gear. For college football fans, the coming week is akin to the various post-Christmas sales retailers offer immediately after Dec. 25. For bargain-hounds, the holidays are just beginning. It's the same for football junkies, who have a deluge of games now through New Year's to…