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Monthly Archive: December 2016

Dec
31
2016

Clemson dominates Ohio State, and heads back to National Title Game.

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Before the season started, many people thought Clemson could reach the national title game. The pieces were in place with QB Dehsaun Watson, talent at the skill positions on offense, and one the country’s best front fours on defense. There were bumps in the road for the Tigers – a much improved ACC had a …

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Dec
31
2016

#ACC Men’s Basketball Will Be A Grinder This Year

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  Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans. Just a quick post here – ACC men’s basketball is going to be an absolute grinder this year.  The conference is the deepest that both @TalkinACCSports and I have seen in many years – and one thing we’ve learned is that it is going to be …

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Dec
31
2016

Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball Has Put the #ACC On Notice

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Good afternoon, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans. What. A. Game.  In a sold-out Cassell Coliseum, I did think that Virginia Tech would have a good chance to defeat #5 Duke today – but I did not think in my wildest dreams that the: Hokies would drill Duke off the floor by double digits in a …

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Dec
31
2016

Louisville Football and Men’s Basketball Headed in Completely Opposite Directions

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  Good afternoon, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  We’re dropping a special post here about Louisville today  - a two-fer, if you will, on Cardinals football and mens basketball. Today, the Cardinals got absolutely smacked around by LSU in the Florida Citrus Bowl – final score was 29-9.  The Cardinals had 35 yards of rushing …

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Dec
31
2016

Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech continue to defy critics after Bowl win over Kentucky.

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Georgia Tech can’t recruit. The Triple Option simply can’t work at this level. There are too many new good coaches in the ACC, and Georgia Tech and Paul Johnson will fall behind. Somehow everytime the least is expected of Paul Johnson and his Jackets, they find a way to have a successful season. After last …

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Dec
31
2016

Florida State reminds us why they are among the best programs in College Football with Orange Bowl win.

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Admit it you thought Florida State might have started to slip. From the middle of the 2015 season to the beginning of the 2016, Florida State was a pedestrian 7-5. There were losses to a 3-9 Georgia Tech team. There was an epic 63-20 blowout to Louisville. There was a home loss to North Carolina. …

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Dec
30
2016

North Carolina Football Making Progress But More Can Be Done to Improve Program

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Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans. Another week of vacation – almost dreading going back to work   Good for Jeff (@TalkinACCSports) that I can blog, though In my day job, I’m an auditor – and we tend to write the titles of our report and some of the contents with a focus some …

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Dec
29
2016

Virginia Tech Football Makes a Surreal Comeback for the Ages vs. Arkansas

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  Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans. I’m going to be a bit of a homer tonight – and talk about my Hokies – you can’t me blame, a little, right? Virginia Tech football has taken some quality steps this year.  First, we told you earlier in the year that Virginia Tech, to show …

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Dec
28
2016

Miami takes major step in the right direction with blowout bowl win over West Virginia.

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In recent years, the Miami Hurricanes had become the ACC poster child for underachievement. They hadn’t won a bowl game since 2006. Their best season during that time was a 9-4 2013, where the Canes lost 4 of their last 6 games and got blown out by Louisville in their bowl game. There was another …

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Dec
28
2016

After bowl loss, Pat Narduzzi still working to overcome Pitt’s up and down football culture.

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If there was one ACC bowl game that I thought was a lock, it was Pittsburgh over Northwestern. One thing I didn’t count on was the embedded up and down culture that permeates Panther football. They are capable of beating just about anyone they play, but they never seem to be work those wins into …

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Dec
28
2016

In Order to Show Further Progress as a Football Program, Virginia Tech Must Defeat Arkansas

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Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans. Hope you’ve had a good holiday season.  After Wake Forest’s win over Temple in the Military Bowl, ACC teams have started out 3-0 with their respective bowl wins. There are at least eight more games for ACC teams to play during the college football bowl season.  Virginia …

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Dec
27
2016

Dave Clawson coaches Wake Forest to special season with bowl win over Temple.

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7-6 seasons are not measured the same for each program. When you are Wake Forest it’s a special season, and I mean that with the highest praise for what Wake coach Dave Clawson has done this year. I think he did an amazing job in a season that finished with bowl win against #24 Temple. …

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Dec
26
2016

NC State shows potential with Independence Bowl win and strong finish to 2016.

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Dave Doeren and his NC State team is one tough program to figure out. Doeren has 9 ACC wins in 4 years, but in his last 3 years he has never won fewer than 7 games. Monday the Wolfpack played inspired, tough, and physical football against a decent Vanderbilt team. The Wolfpack were the better …

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Dec
26
2016

Boston College bowl win changes perspective of 2016 season.

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It was only one game, but sometimes a bowl win can change the way a fanbase looks at an entire season. Boston College defeated Maryland in the Quick  Lane Bowl 36-30. It wasn’t the prettiest game. The 4th quarter was a back and forth of mistakes between two 6-6 teams, but BC prevailed. Boston College …

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Dec
26
2016

Around the #ACC Blogosphere for December 26, 2016

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Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans.  Hope you had a great Christmas!!! Two ACC football teams play in bowl games today, including : Boston College who takes on Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl at 1 PM EST; and North Carolina State who plays Vanderbilt in the Independence Bowl at 4 PM EST. …

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Dec
25
2016

Merry Christmas from All Sports Discussion (h/t @DHPIV)

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  Merry Christmas from all of us at @AllSportsDACC.  @TalkinACCSports and I (@HokieSmash) really appreciate your support of our site through the year – and we put out our heartfelt thanks. Going to drop and oldie, but a goodie here from Hayes Permar (@DHPIV) who is awesome. Merry Christmas!!! Make sure you follow the All …

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