Attendees for ACC Media Days Revealed, and We’ve Got A Punter


The ACC announced all 28 players attending ACC media days July 19-21, and Steve Spurrier has been one-upped. Wake Forest is sending punter Alex Kinal as one of its two representatives, along with linebacker Brandon Chubb.

The Australian product Kinal was the nation’s ninth-most active punter in 2014, booting away 81 times. Among ACC punters, only Virginia Tech’s A.J. Hughes saw more action. Fitting.

Perhaps this gives some indication as to where Dave Clawson and his staff are at in retooling the Demon Deacons offense for Year 2. Wake had the nation’s No. 127-ranked scoring offense a season ago, averaging just 14.8 points per game. Only SMU was more anemic at 11.1 points per.

For the crowd who likes easy, if not hackneyed jokes — and really, isn’t that what the entire College Football Blogosphere is founded on? — Wake Forest taking its punter to ACC media days is the equivalent of airline food. Even for the less hacky comedic types, Kinal’s selection is fodder. I sincerely hope CBS springs for Stephen Colbert to attend ACC media days. I sincerely believe a sit-down between Colbert, Clawson, Kinal and Chubb has great potential for both sides.

It could be better than Colbert’s impromptu public access interview with Eminem.

All kidding aside, Kinal is not the only specialist scheduled to appear at the event, however. Florida State’s All-American placekicker Roberto Aguayo joins Jalen Ramsey in representative and defending three-time ACC champion Seminoles. Aguayo is the 2013 Lou Groza Award recipient as college football’s best placekicker.

Below is the complete list of ACC media days, via

Boston College
Harris Williams, OL
Mehdi Abdesmad, DT

Eric Mac Lain, OG
D.J. Reader, DT

Matt Skura, C
Jeremy Cash, S

Florida State
Roberto Aguayo, K
Jalen Ramsey, CB

Georgia Tech
Justin Thomas, QB
D.J. White, DB

James Burgess, LB
Sheldon Rankins, DL

Brad Kaaya, QB
Raphael Kirby, LB

North Carolina
Marquise Williams, QB
Jeff Schoettmer, LB

NC State
Jacoby Brissett, QB
Mike Rose, DE

James Conner, RB
Darryl Render, DT

Terrel Hunt, QB
Zaire Franklin, LB

Canaan Severin, WR
David Dean, DT

Virginia Tech
Michael Brewer, QB
Kendall Fuller, CB

Wake Forest
Alex Kinal, P
Brandon Chubb, WLB