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Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul
31
2014

The 2014 pre-season football Coaches Poll is out. Did the Coaches get it right?

The pre-season Coaches poll is out, and now it’s time to analyze if the coaches got it right. 1 Florida State Seminoles Hard to argue with the defending National Champions, who return Heisman Trophy QB Jameis Winston, not being Number 1. No problem here. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide I’m not even sure Alabama is the …

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Jul
31
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Boston College football team with @SoaringtoGlory

 @HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  keep moving along with our ACC preview podcasts. Boston College is the ACC team we cover in this podcast, and we are pleased to have previous podcast guest @SoaringtoGlory (Joe Micik) to help us preview the Eagles. We really appreciate @SoaringtoGlory for joining us and sharing his thoughts on the BC Football team. Please check out @SoaringtoGlory‘s fine Boston College …

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Jul
30
2014

How ACC football can realistically build on the last 2 years of improvement in 2014.

It’s been slow climb up the last few years for ACC football. From 1999-2012 the ACC went a dismal 2-13 in BCS games. 7 of the 13 losses were by double digits. After Florida State’s 2001 National Title appearance, The ACC went 13 years before having another team play for the National Title. Florida State …

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Jul
29
2014

A look at the Power 5 Conference media days coverage and what it means.

I didn’t get a chance to watch all of the Power 5 conference media days, so it’s difficult for me contrast and compare their coverage. @SectionMZ (Matt Zemek) of  The StudentSection and future ACC Weekly podcast guest wrote a very interesting piece looking at each conference’s media coverage.  Has anyone noticed the wall to wall to coverage …

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Jul
29
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Syracuse football team with @BH_Orange44

 @HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  have a podcast preview of the Syracuse Orange. The Orange are coming off a year that included season ending bowl win over Minnesota. We are pleased to have podcast regular @BH_Orange44 (Brian Harrison) to help us preview the Orange. We really appreciate  @BH_Orange44 for joining us and sharing his thoughts on the Syracuse Football team. @BH_Orange44 blogs about Syracuse Athletics …

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Jul
28
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere July 28, 2014.

This time next month we’ll be preparing for our first weekend of college football and all will be right with the world. ACC Bloggers what do you have for us? Let’s start with our recent podcast guests from Boston College and Miami. Boston College blog SoaringtoGlory asks BC fans what kind of record are they …

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Jul
27
2014

Best ACC Players at their Position : Breakdown Per Team.

We’ve finished our top 5 ACC players at each position. Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | Offensive Line | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams How did it breakdown by team? There were 50 total players that made the rankings. No surprise that Florida State had the highest percentage of players with 28% of the top 50 list. Take a look at …

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Jul
26
2014

Ranking the 5 best Special Teams Players in the ACC for 2014.

It’s our final player rankings, before we get into our team predictions. We have our Special Teams player rankings. No comments for these, just watch the videos, and you’ll these are some of the best special teams players in the country. Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | Offensive Line | Tight …

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Jul
26
2014

Thoughts on the 2014 Pre-Season All-ACC Football Team.

The pre-season All-ACC Team for the 2014 was released a couple of days ago. Here are my thoughts on how the media voted. I like Jamison Crowder at WR. He was in my ACC Top 5 WR list, but  I may have put Tyler Boyd of Pittsburgh ahead of him. Another though is that other than …

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Jul
24
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Clemson football team.

@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  continue our podcast previews of the ACC this week. This time I’m back on the hotseat. We preview the Clemson Tiger in this podcast. I went to graduate school at Clemson, and have followed the program closely ever since. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. You can also find this …

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Jul
23
2014

Ranking the 5 best Safeties in the ACC for 2014.

Safety is our last set of Defensive Players rankings. Who made the list? Let’s find out… Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | Offensive Line | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Special Teams 1) Anthony Harris, Virginia Anthony Harris is fresh off a first team All-ACC season at safety. …

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Jul
22
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Duke football team with @MikeKlineDSB

 @HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  have a podcast preview of the defending ACC Coastal Division Champion Duke football team. That has a nice ring doesn’t it Duke fans? We are pleased to have podcast regular @MikeKlineDSB (Mike Kline) to help us preview the Blue Devils. We really appreciate @MikeKlineDSB for joining us and sharing his thoughts on the Duke Blue Devils. Times have changed …

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Jul
21
2014

ACC Media makes their picks for the ACC Championship Game and Player of the Year.

The ACC Football media days have come to a close, and what picks have the ACC Media made? You can check out those picks at theACC.com. Ok no surprise that Florida State in the Atlantic Division pick, or that Jameis Winston was name Player of the Year. There were a couple of head scratchers though. …

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Jul
20
2014

John Swofford talks on a variety of topics at the #ACCKickoff including an ACC Channel, Maryland lawsuit, and more

John Swofford hit on a lot of topics ACC fans were wondering about at the ACC Kickoff. A couple of things of interest… Here is a link to the entire transcript of Swofford’s introductory comments at the ACC Kickoff.  ACC Channel – It’s just matter of time Looking ahead, there’s not much of an update I have …

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Jul
20
2014

Final Thoughts on the 2014 British Open : Rory Mcilory continues march towards greatness with win.

Rory Mcilory continues his march towards greatness with his win at the British Open. He becomes only 3rd man to win 3 majors by age 25. He joins Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods  in that category. That’s some pretty elite company to be in. Mcilory is already 3/4 of the way to a career grand …

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Jul
19
2014

Will Florida State’s rise cause a repeat of 1990s for ACC football?

Do you remember the 1990s in the ACC? Florida State was an elite football program that started playing football the ACC in 1992. Georgia Tech had just won the national title in 1990. ACC football was going to be set for the next 20 years. Florida State did their part. The Seminoles won 2 National …

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