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Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep
19
2015

Podcast – @Hokiesmash and @NDSUJerk talk NDSU and UND renewed rivalry.

@Hokiesmash and (@NDSUJerk) Kyle Roth are having a special podcast this week. Stepping out of the ACC, they discuss the renewing of North Dakota State and North Dakota rivalry. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. In addition you can subscribe to the Podcast on ITUNES to get the quickest updates! You …

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Sep
17
2015

Can Georgia Tech continue its rise with a win at Notre Dame?

Georgia Tech’s football team made a huge splash last year. There were 3 wins against teams (Clemson, UGA, Mississippi State) that finished the year in the top 15. The Orange Bowl win over Mississippi had Georgia Tech in everybody’s final top 10. The Yellow Jackets got on a roll towards the end of season that …

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Sep
16
2015

@ralphDrussoAP talks with @Hokiesmash about Frank Beamer’s future at Virginia Tech.

Here is story I’d like to share here on the blog. AP College Football Writer Ralph Russo @ralphDrussoAP recently wrote a piece titled “How Much Time is Left for Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech”. Great article here, that I highly recommend checking out. A couple of interesting notes here. Readers of the blog may recognize one of …

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Sep
16
2015

ACC Football Power Rankings – September 16, 2015

I won’t even lie to you, dear reader: It’s hard to do power rankings this early in the season. How can you differentiate between various wins over FCS programs? Really, we’re just all here waiting for conference play to start and the excitement to ramp up. Fortunately, we did get one ACC game last week, …

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Sep
15
2015

Articles Around the #ACC Blogosphere – September 15, 2015

Let’s see what the ACC bloggers are writing this week. Georgia Tech blog FromtheRumbleSeat talks about how the Yellow Jackets will prepare for Notre Dame offense without QB Malik Zaire.  Louisville is in some trouble after an 0-2 start and a very disappointing home loss to Houston. Cardinal blog UofLCardgame says there are issues all …

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Sep
14
2015

Podcast – @WillsWorldMN and @TalkinACCSports review week 2 and preview week 3 in ACC Football.

@WillsWorldMN fills in for @Hokiesmash this week. He and I (@TalkinACCSports) review week 2 in the ACC and preview week 3 in ACC football. We appreciate @WillsWorldMN co-hosting as @Hokiesmash enjoys some vacation. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. In addition you can subscribe to the Podcast on ITUNES to get the quickest updates! You can …

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Sep
14
2015

ACC Football: What Did We Learn? Week 2 Edition

It was another intriguing week of ACC football in Week 2. A lot of good, some bad, some even devastating enough to leave you hanging over the stadium guard rail, if you know what I mean, so without further adieu, here’s what we learned… 1) The ACC Coastal Division title runs through Georgia Tech. (pun …

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Sep
13
2015

Ranking the Power 5 Football Conferences after week 2 with Playoff Analysis.

What a wild weekend! How did it affect the conference rankings? Let me point out on my philosophy on these rankings – you’re most recent  OOC results count a lot, and you’ll see me reference that throughout the season. We’ll give each conference a relative strength value 1-10. 1) SEC – 8.5 After a solid …

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Sep
12
2015

Where does Virginia go after heartbreaking loss to Notre Dame?

12 seconds… 12 seconds is all that remained for Virginia football to win their biggest game in years. You have to go back nearly decade when Virginia beat #5 Florida State to find a bigger one. It definitely would have been the biggest win of Mike London’s career at Virginia. Then it happened… Notre Dame …

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Sep
11
2015

ACC Again Leads FBS Conferences In “Best Colleges” Rankings

Thanks to @Hokiesmash for sending this press release. Between @Hokiesmash and I, we’ve attended 3 ACC schools between us (Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia Tech), and we can personally endorse these high rankings. 🙂 Release: http://theacc.co/15USNWRrank @theACC ACC Again Leads FBS Conferences In “Best Colleges” Rankings League tops the U.S. News & World Report list for the ninth straight …

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Sep
10
2015

Could the Pac 12 give up full network ownership?

We’ve written several articles here about the possible ACC network, but we’ve also kept an eye on other conference network goings on. An interesting news bit came out on Pac 12 network recently. As we know the Pac 12 is fully owned by the Pac 12 conference. That may be about to change. This is …

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Sep
09
2015

ACC Football Power Rankings – September 9, 2015

There’s one week in the books for the Atlantic Coast Conference. There were no losses to FBS teams (although Pitt tried, bless their hearts), but there also weren’t any wins against major conference opponents. Did we really learn that much about any of the teams in the ACC? Probably not. Is that going to keep …

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Sep
09
2015

ACC Football: What Did We Learn? Week 1 Edition

Hello ACC fans! Welcome to a new segment this season. Each week, I’ll delve into 5 key things we learned following each week. So, here goes nothing with this week’s edition! 1) The ACC has been plagued with injuries. Pittsburgh lost their leading rusher James Conner and Syracuse lost their starting quarterback Terrell Hunt for …

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Sep
08
2015

Ranking the Power 5 Football Conferences after week 1 with Playoff Analysis.

A strong week for the SEC, while the Pac 12 face planted in week 1. Let’s jump right into things. Let me point out on my philosophy on these rankings – you’re most recent  OOC results count a lot, and you’ll see me reference that throughout the season. We’ll give each conference a relative strength …

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Sep
07
2015

Podcast – @vabeachrep and @TalkinACCSports talk ACC football, and preview Ohio State vs Virginia Tech with @DrunkenGobbler

@vabeachrep graciously filled in for @Hokiesmash this week. He and I (@TalkinACCSports) review week 1 in the ACC and preview week 2 in ACC football. We also look at the Labor Day game between Ohio State and Virginia Tech. We were joined @drunkengobbler. We appreciate @drunkengobbler joining us on the show and sharing his thoughts on ACC …

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Sep
06
2015

Articles Around the #ACC Blogosphere – September 6, 2015

Normally we’ll put out the Articles Around the ACC Blogosphere on Mondays, but with Virginia Tech and Ohio State playing tomorrow, we’re checking on the ACC Bloggers one day early. Let’s start in Louisville, where the Cardinals got off to a shaky start against highly ranked Auburn, but almost pulled off an epic comeback against …

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