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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan
11
2014

Bobby Petrino : The ultimate risk reward hire for the Louisville Cardinals.

Louisville v Purdue

Louisville will begin playing playing football in the ACC this year. To a person there isn’t anyone that doesn’t think Louisville isn’t an upgrade over a the middling Maryland football program. With the Cardinals recent hire of Bobby Petrino, who replaces the departed Charlie Strong the Cardinals have made a clear statement… they are going …

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Jan
11
2014

Handing out season ending Final Grades to the ACC’s Coastal Division Football Teams.

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We’ve already given our final grades to the Atlantic Division teams, now lets check on the Coastal Division. Duke  10-4 (6-2) Grade : A 2013 will go down as one of Duke’s  most successful football seasons ever. After a 58-55 loss to Pitt back in September the Blue Devils rolled off 8 straight wins to …

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Jan
09
2014

ACC Hoops Power Poll – January 9, 2014

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Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Basketball Fans!!! Conference season is just beginning – but if the early season is any indication, be prepared for a wild, bumpy ride.  That said, you can tell that the ACC made itself deeper by the additions of Syracuse and Pittsburgh – those two teams are at the …

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Jan
09
2014

Handing out season ending Final Grades to the ACC’s Atlantic Division Football Teams.

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Well  with the college football season over it’s time to grade each ACC Football team’s year starting with the Atlantic Division. Coastal Division Grades Florida State 14-0 (8-0) Grade : A++ Do you remember being in school and not only acing the test, but also getting the bonus question correct? That was Florida State. An …

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Jan
07
2014

Florida State’s National Title caps satisfying past 13 months for ACC Football.

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Roughly 13 months ago, ACC football was at true low point. Florida State and Clemson appeared to be making strides, but back in November of 2012, they both lost at home by double digits to their in-state rivals Florida and South Carolina. Vanderbilt and Georgia beat Wake Forest and Georgia Tech by more than 30 …

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Jan
07
2014

Congratulations Florida State! National Champions and the team that stopped the SEC’s Title Streak.

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It’s late, but I’m going to put a few quick thoughts down. Florida State won the national title. Congratulations to them, to their fans, and that program. Auburn and Gus Malzahn game planned brilliantly. They blitzed FSU heavily, and they rattled Jameis Winston and the Noles early to the tune of a 2nd qtr 21-3. …

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Jan
05
2014

ACC Bubble Analysis for January 5, 2014

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Whatever I thought I knew about about ACC basketball for this year, I can just toss out the window. A couple of big upsets have change the ACC’s NCAA picture. Let’s check it out below. In my ranking system, any RPI top (100) win is a good win and any RPI top (50) obviously worth …

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Jan
04
2014

A Florida State win over Auburn in the BCS Title game would be good for College Football.

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If you’re not a fan of a SEC school, you suffer from it. It’s called SEC fatigue We all do… 126 Division 1 schools, and sometimes it seems college football revolves around the 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference. The perception is that they get they get the benefit of the doubt in the polls. …

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Jan
04
2014

The Clemson Tigers find vindication with Orange Bowl win.

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For all the 30+ wins Clemson has had the last 3 years, the wins over the Auburns, LSUs, and Georgias, the Tigers still had a perception problem. While I personally think Clemsoning is a dead term, it still comes up in the media. There were still the losses to South Carolina. There was the blowout …

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Jan
01
2014

Bowl Losses for Boston College, Virginia Tech and Duke shouldn’t be measured the same.

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Tuesday was a rough day at the office for the ACC Bowl teams. Boston College, Virginia Tech and Duke all lost, but that’s where the similarities end. Of course no coach will ever say they are happy just making a bowl game or with a moral victory, but these losses meant different things for each …

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