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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec
31
2011

Disastrous 4th quarter in Sun Bowl loss ends Paul Johnson’s honeymoon at Georgia Tech.

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How does an 8-5 season feel like a huge letdown? When you lose 5 of your final 7 games, including a 3rd straight loss to your in-state rival and lose a mind boggling 7th straight bowl game. Up 24-10 in the fourth quarter Georgia Tech was minutes from changing the perception of their entire offseason. …

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Dec
30
2011

Florida State shows plenty of heart and toughness in Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame.

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Florida State beat Notre Dame 18-14 Thursday night in the Champs Sports Bowl. Sounds like a hard fought good victory for the Seminoles. Oh but it was so much more for the Noles. Sometimes the Box Score doesn’t tell the whole story of a game. This was of the gutsiest grittiest wins you’re likely to …

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Dec
29
2011

Virginia Tech’s Path to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament

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Author: @HokieGuru Our resident Virginia Tech Hokie expert @HokieGuru is back providing his insight into one of the Hokie’s athletic teams. It seems each year the Hokies are Selection Sunday’s most snake bit team team. This season the Hokies are hoping to avoid the dreaded bubble and @HokieGuru lets us know what Virginia Tech needs to do to …

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Dec
28
2011

After Belk Bowl Win, NC State’s Tom O’Brien proves doubters (like me) wrong.

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I’m going to be the first admit, I haven’t really cared for Tom O’Brien during his time at NC State. I felt he had underachieved in his first 3 seasons with losing seasons in each one. This wasn’t what O’Brien was brought to Raleigh to do following the departure Chuck Amato. He made coaching at …

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Dec
27
2011

ACC off to rough Bowl Start after UNC embarrasses itself.

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Every year is a struggle for the ACC to gain respect nationally football. Each bowl season though is an opportunity for the conference to prove the detractors wrong. Unfortunately when a performance like the one Monday occurs in North Carolina’s 41-24 loss to Missouri all UNC and ACC fans can do is shrug their shoulders. …

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Dec
25
2011

Best Sports Pictures of 2011

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Just a short entry for this Christmas day. First off I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I came across this at FoxSports, The Best Sports Images of 2011. They had 36 entries, and here are my five favorite in no particular order.     Those Hockey fights are real. How can you not love …

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Dec
24
2011

All I want for Christmas is for the BCS to go away.

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Everyone enjoying their Christmas festivities this weekend? I hope so… I have one last Christmas wish and that’s for the BCS to go away. It isn’t necessary to go through the litany of reasons why this system is one big joke, but let’s just say there wasn’t the BCS. How good would any of these …

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Dec
23
2011

Which ACC Teams will make the NCAA Tournament?

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So a few days ago I wrote which ACC teams looked like NCAA Tournament participants, but that was my opinion. Now here’s your opportunity to vote on which ACC Teams you think will make the Big Dance. Just select all the teams that you feel will make the tournament then submit your vote. Any surprise …

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Dec
21
2011

NCAA penalizes Georgia coach Mark Richt for acts of decency.

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I’ll be honest; I don’t make it a habit of writing complimentary articles about the Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs. How can I? They’ve caused me a decade of utter frustration as nearly every November ends with Georgia Tech losing to Georgia. In this case, though I have to defend some of the actions …

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Dec
20
2011

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere December 20, 2011

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Last week before the bowl season begins in earnest. It also won’t be long before the ACC Conference basketball games get started too. Right now UNC, Duke, Virginia and Florida State are looking like the conference’s best basketball teams. Ok ACC Bloggers what’s happening out there? You know what school has to be feeling pretty …

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Dec
19
2011

Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech “must” beat Utah in the Sun Bowl.

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Georgia Tech heads into their Sun bowl game with Utah with an 8-4 record. By most estimations the Yellow Jackets slightly over achieved this season following a forgettable 6-7 2010. Most folks had the Jackets going 6-6 or 7-5. They started the year a surprising 6-0, but that’s when things started going south. Remember it’s …

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Dec
18
2011

Which ACC basketball teams have established themselves early as possible NCAA teams?

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It’s only December, but it’s not too early to start discussing which ACC basketball teams have used the first month of the season to raise some eyebrows. You always know when the calendar hits late late January and February work done in November and December can be the difference between an NCAA bid or not. …

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Dec
17
2011

A Christmas wish list for each ACC Football Team.

Clemson's Andre Ellington, left, scores a touchdown in front of Florida State's Ochuko Jenije during fourth-quarter action in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. (Travis Bell/Sideline Carolina)

Ah Christmas is just around the around the corner, and those lists for the North Pole are getting ready. What does each ACC Football team need from St. Nick and what do we need to make sure they don’t get. Clemson Tigers WishList: The Tigers got their Christmas wish early when OC Chad Morris resigned …

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Dec
17
2011

What is the biggest story in the NFL so far this year?

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Since all of my fantasy football teams either failed to make the playoffs or got eliminated, I now can watch the NFL games without regard for which player is getting is getting the ball the most. There are some pretty big stories going on out there too. You’ve got the Green Bay Packers who are …

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Dec
15
2011

Former Pittsburgh Coach Todd Graham shows a lack of class… again.

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Move over Bobby Petrino there’s a new a face in the college football coaching ranks that seems to only care about his next gig, and his name is Todd Graham. Now I haven’t written much about our new ACC friends Pittsburgh and Syracuse since it was announced they would join the ACC, but now it’s …

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