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Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep
30
2013

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere September 30, 2013.

We are starting to get into the thick of the ACC conference race. What are the ACC bloggers take on things? Virginia Tech blog GobblerCountry says A Vision was Realized in the Hokies win over Georgia Tech. From what I’ve seen that’s the best defense in the ACC, maybe one of the 5 best in the …

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Sep
29
2013

Looking at the remaining 20 undefeated FBS teams shot at the National Title Game.

There are 20 remaining undefeated teams at the FBS level. We are going to rank their shot at the national title game from 1-20. This is not a ranking based on who are the best teams, but of their chances of getting to the title game. 1) Alabama (4-0) : AP – 1 Coaches – …

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Sep
29
2013

North Carolina stamps itself as the ACC’s most disappointing team of the early season.

It’s been a good start to football in the ACC this year. There are big wins over the likes of Georgia  and Florida. Clemson, Florida State, and Miami are all top 20 teams. Virginia Tech is showing signs of life. Maryland looks legitimate and is much improved. Pittsburgh is out of the gate 3-1. Alot …

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Sep
26
2013

Can Virginia Tech build on win over Georgia Tech?

Reports of the demise of the Virginia Tech football team may have been premature. The Hokies football program is slipping. Frank Beamer is past his prime. Not so fast, in 2013 the Virginia Tech Hokies just moved to 4-1 after a win over Georgia Tech. Look Virginia Tech isn’t going to join Clemson and Florida …

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Sep
24
2013

Week 5 Preview of ACC football – Podcast with @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports

Here are @HokieSmash and me ( @TalkinACCSports )  with our Week 5 ACC Podcast that reviews Week 4 and gets you ready for week 5 in ACC Football. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. This week we cover… ACC Teams of Week 4  Which ACC Team could have done better in Week 4?  ACC Offensive …

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Sep
23
2013

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere September 24, 2013.

We missed our Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere last week when I was out of town, but we are back to it this week. As we get into the thick of the ACC conference races, lets see what our ACC bloggers have for us. After Georgia Tech’s hard fought win over North Carolina, Yellow …

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Sep
22
2013

Compelling ACC football games heading towards October? Yes I think so!

The leaves are starting to change. It’s the getting towards the end of September, and looking down the ACC schedule there aren’t many conferences that are going to catch the rest of the country’s attention… Not so this year. There are three things you need to make for a football conference people want to watch. …

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Sep
21
2013

Are Maryland and Georgia Tech your newest ACC Contenders?

I guess you’ve noticed there’s been a little inactivity on the blog for a few days. Sometimes the day job throws a little snag in the blogging. I got winged out of the country for the week, but I’m back. I’ve been following what’s been going on, and a couple of ACC teams not named …

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Sep
14
2013

Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Georgia Tech’s Vad Lee prove the future is bright for ACC QB’s.

Which players are going to replace Tajh Boyd, Bryn Renner, and Stephen Morris as some of the ACC’s top signal callers over the next few years? If today is any measure of the future of quarterbacking in the ACC, things look mighty bright. Most folks around the country are already aware of Florida State’s RS …

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Sep
12
2013

Week 3 Preview of ACC football – Podcast with @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports

@HokieSmash and me ( @TalkinACCSports ) just completed our 3rd ACC Podcast that reviews Week 2 and gets you ready for week 3 in ACC Football. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here.   This week we cover… The ACC’s big early season wins  and encouraging start. ACC Teams of Week 2  Which ACC Team …

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Sep
10
2013

With Alabama playing Texas A&M this week, who should the ACC’s top teams root for?

I guess you know by now Alabama is playing Texas A&M this weekend. Johnny “Football”, Nick Saban, revenge for the Tide etc etc. Lots of subplots in this one. This being an ACC Centric blog though how does such a high profile game between#1 Alabama and #6 Texas A&M, affect the ACC’s top teams? In …

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Sep
09
2013

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere September 10, 2013.

For years everyone’s been saying, if the ACC wants to change their football perception they need to start winning big OOC games. Well how about playing 4 ranked SEC teams to start the season, be an underdog in all them and go 2-2, thanks to Clemson and Miami. Take a look deeper into the schedule …

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Sep
08
2013

Will Texas’s Mack Brown or USC’s Lane Kiffin make it through the season?

During the week 2 podcast with @HokieSmash and myself I said Texas’s game at BYU could be very tricky, and that if Texas didn’t win the heat would really turn up on head coach Mack Brown.  This is was despite the Cougars season opening loss at Virginia. You just had the feeling going into Provo the Longhorns …

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Sep
07
2013

Miami win makes current\future ACC 4-2 in their last 6 games with top 15 SEC Teams.

To quote the great American wrestler Ric Flair “To be the man, you got to beat the man… Wooo!”  The SEC has been the top collegiate football conference for what seems like forever. They’ve earned it. 7 straight national titles, multiple top 20 teams each year. On and on… it actually can be a bit …

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Sep
06
2013

The ACC Digital Network surges in popularity. Is it a future revenue generator?

There have been a couple of things I’ve kept an eye on all year that are under the radar but bode well for the ACC’s future. One is football recruiting, where the ACC by most any measure is 2nd to the SEC in football this year. More than half the conference including Louisville is the …

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Sep
05
2013

Week 2 Preview of ACC football – Podcast

@HokieSmash and me ( @TalkinACCSports ) are at it again as we do our 2nd ACC Podcast that reviews Week 1 and gets you ready for week 2 in ACC Football. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. This week we cover… ACC Team of Week 1 Which ACC Team could have done better?  ACC …

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