It’s here! The first weekend college football! Excuse my excitement, but except for the Olympics and the occasional Golf Major I’ve been in sports Siberia since about May. Sorry if you are a baseball fan, but it’s just not my thing. I’ve watched maybe 4 innings of baseball this summer. It doesn’t matter because we’re playing football this week. Are the ACC bloggers as pumped as me? Let’s find out.
ShakintheSouthland asks what are Reasonable Expectations for the Clemson Tigers in 2012? It’s hard to believe, but if Clemson loses to South Carolina again, that will be their 4th straight loss to the Gamecocks. I don’t care how well Dabo Swinney is recruiting he’s going to feel some heat if that happens. Don’t forget Clemson has a little matchup with Auburn this Saturday.
For NC State’s big matchup with Tennessee Friday night, Backing the Pack takes a look at the offensive coordinators of both teams, Dana Bible’s of NC State and Jim Chaney of Tennessee.
The ACC’s first big conference matchup of the season is Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech next Monday night. Georgia Tech blog From the Rumble Seat checks in with Hokie blog The Key Play and the gets the lowdown on Virginia Tech.
The same blog The Key Play takes an interesting look at the Hokies running the counter option. That might be something to keep an eye from a Virginia Tech offense that’s been a little unimaginative the last couple of years.
AllCanesBlog has some optimism about Al Golden and Miami football season.
For the first week of football we have to check in with Florida State. The Seminoles are the ACC’s highest ranked team and may be the conference’s first legitiamate national title contender in many years. TomahawkNation has some Jimbo Fisher and Seminole notes before they start the season 1-0 against Murray St.