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Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun
20
2016

Podcast – @Hokiesmash and @TalkinACCSports preview 2016 Virginia Football with @WillsWorldMN

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@Hokiesmash and I (@TalkinACCSports ) are previewing the 2016 Virginia football team in this podcast. We talk with fellow ACC Blogger @WillWorldsMN (Will Ojanen) of the fine ACC Blog Site https://accnation.net/. Be sure to check to out what is happening there. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. In addition you can subscribe …

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Jun
19
2016

Final Thoughts on the 2016 U.S. Open : Dustin Johnson saves USGA from embarrassment by rolling to victory.

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The USGA owes a big big thank you to Dustin Johnson. It what would have been one of the most embarrassing rulings every made in sport, Dustin Johnson saved the USGA. The USGA had ruled that Johnson “might” suffer a 1 stroke penalty due to his ball moving on the putting surface. Johnson may or …

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Jun
18
2016

Ranking the 5 best Offensive Linemen in the ACC for 2016.

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  Time to look at the guys in the trenches! Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams 1) Roderick Johnson, Florida State It’s nice luxury to have a pre-season All-American on your offensive line. That’s what Florida State has with the 6-7, 307 lb Roderick Johnson. ACC coaches named …

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Jun
17
2016

Previewing the 2016 College World Series

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One of the most underrated sporting events of the summer starts Saturday. It’s the College World Series. I’m a casual fan of college baseball, but I’m certainly no expert. I’ll leave that to the guys that really know the game. To prepare for the for the CWS here are a couple of great preview links. …

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Jun
17
2016

State of the Program – NC State Football

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State of the Programs Virginia Tech | Georgia Tech | Boston College | Syracuse | Miami | Wake Forest | Virginia Record: 7-6 (3-5 ACC) Head Coach: Dave Doeren Passing Rushing Total Offense Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Offense 13 18.9 31.8 59.6 210.8 1.5 41.5 202.5 4.9 2.8 73.3 413.3 5.6 Defense 13 16.2 29.5 54.7 …

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Jun
16
2016

Articles Around the #ACC Blogosphere – June 16, 2016

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It has been an uneven College Baseball Tournament for the ACC. One team that didn’t struggle were the Miami Hurricanes. The Canes are the ACC’s lone representative at the College World Series, and Miami blog StateoftheU has a feature Andrew Cabezas a rising star for the Hurricanes.  Is it a bad time to launch an …

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Jun
16
2016

Ranking the Top 10 ACC Players in the 2016 NBA Draft

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With the NBA Draft just a week away, here’s a look at some of the top ACC prospects with their names in this year’s upcoming NBA Draft on June 23. Before the rankings though, here’s how the ACC has fared with terms of draft picks in the NBA in the last 10 years. Since 2005, …

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Jun
15
2016

State of the Program – Virginia Football

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State of the Programs Virginia Tech | Georgia Tech | Boston College | Syracuse | Miami | Wake Forest Season Review  Record: 4-8 (3-5 ACC) Head Coach: Bronco Mendenhall     Passing Rushing Total Offense Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Offense 12 21.0 34.4 61.0 238.3 1.8 35.3 144.8 4.1 1.1 69.8 383.0 5.5 …

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Jun
14
2016

Ranking the 5 best Wide Receivers in the ACC for 2016.

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It is time to look at the ACC’s top returning Wide Receivers. Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Offensive Linemen | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen |Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams 1) Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech All Isaiah Ford did last year with a mediocre offense and inconsistent QB was catch 75 balls for 1,164 yards and 11 TDs. What kind of …

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Jun
13
2016

There is a solution to playing 9 ACC conference games.

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I keep reading from some ACC fans the difficulty if the ACC goes to 9 conference games. We need our 7 home games, we need to play power 5 opponents – like this was rocket science. What if I said you can play 9 conference games, and only 1 lose home game every 5 years. …

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Jun
13
2016

State of the Program – Wake Forest Football

State of the Programs Virginia Tech | Georgia Tech | Boston College | Syracuse | Miami Season Review Record: 3-9 (1-7 ACC) Head Coach: Dave Clawson Passing Rushing Total Offense Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Offense 12 19.7 34.8 56.6 228.3 1.1 34.8 105.7 3.0 1.0 69.5 333.9 4.8 Defense 12 16.6 26.8 …

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Jun
12
2016

The Unconscionably Low Jail Sentence Brock Turner Received from Judge Aaron Persky

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By now, you all know about Brock Turner.  If you don’t, here you go:  In March 2016, Brock Turner, a Stanford swimmer, was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.  A jury found Turner guilty guilty of three felonies including assault with intent to rape an intoxicated woman and sexually penetrating an unconscious person …

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Jun
12
2016

2016 U.S. Open Preview: The Top 10 Contenders.

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  The U.S. Open returns to Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, and the world’s best come in playing well. 1. Jason Day Jason Day’s best seems just a little bit better these days than everyone else that tees it up. Jason Day has won 3 of the last 7 tournaments he’s entered. He can bomb …

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Jun
12
2016

Praying for Orlando, FL

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Just a quick post here.  We’re praying for Orlando, FL. Early this morning, there was a terror attack at an Orlando, FL night club.  There were 50 casualties.  In addition to the shooter, there are 53 people that are also injured. We never talk about religion here on the site, but it is appropriate today: …

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Jun
11
2016

Ranking recent ACC Football Accomplishments from teams not named Clemson or FSU.

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In recent years the ACC’s football resurgence has been led by Florida State and Clemson. There is no question about that. They have done the heavy lifting. Florida State has a national championship, a playoff appearance, and is starting to dominate their series with arch-rival Florida. Clemson just played in the national title game and …

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Jun
11
2016

State of the Program – Miami Football

Previous State of the Programs Virginia Tech | Georgia Tech | Boston College | Syracuse Last Season in Review Record: 8-5 (5-3 ACC) Head Coach: Mark Richt Passing Rushing Total Offense Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Offense 13 20.6 34.5 59.7 277.1 1.4 32.6 119.9 3.7 1.5 67.2 397.0 5.9 Defense …

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