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Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec
31
2017

Was this past season a success for NC State?

When you look at this past football season, how can you even think that a 9 win season, especially since there have only been 9 previous 9 win seasons in NC State history would be any but a success? But they way the season unfolded, you can see how disappointment of what could have been …

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Dec
30
2017

Miami has season to build on, but lost Orange Bowl due to sloppy play.

Miami went 10-3 and will have a top 15 season. They went to the ACC Championship game, and won the ACC Coastal Division. All nice results in 2017, and a huge improvement over the Al Golden era. Mark Richt has done exactly what I thought he would do at Miami. He made them better. I …

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Dec
30
2017

Louisville’s disappointing season ends with disappointing bowl loss.

If there was one ACC Bowl game, that I was prepared to call a lock it was Louisville vs Mississippi State. The Bulldogs lost their head coach, and their starting QB. When QB Nick Fitzpatrick went down against Ole Miss, their offense went south and the Bulldogs lost to their rival. Mississippi State entered the …

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Dec
29
2017

NC State’s patience with Dave Doeren results in 9 win 2017, a bowl victory, and a top 25 team.

I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t wasn’t on the Dave Doeren bandwagon. You win 9 ACC games in your first 4 seasons, and understandably questions should and will be raised. Something happened just over a year. Sitting at 5-6 and headed to play rival UNC in Chapel Hill, the hotseat was about …

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Dec
29
2017

Wake Forest seizes opportunity for special season with bowl win over Texas A&M.

At one point in the season Wake Forest was 7-4, with 2 games left in the season. If the Deacs could have a 8 or 9 win season, it would open eyes around the country. 7-6 year? Wake Forest has been there and done that. If you ask head coach Dave Clawson, he was looking …

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Dec
28
2017

Virginia Tech suffers bowl loss to Oklahoma State, but program still headed in right direction.

Virginia Tech held Mason Rudolph and a prolific Oklahoma State offense to it’s second lowest point total of the season. The Hokies rushed for 248 yards and out-gained the Cowboys 506 to 471, but still found a way to lose the game. It was pretty simply what happened. The Hokies were mistake prone, Oklahoma State …

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Dec
28
2017

Virginia took a positive step in 2017, but blowout bowl loss to Navy stings.

2017 was successful football season by Virginia, even with a 49-7 bowl loss to Navy. Here’s why… Getting embarrassed in a bowl game is still better than no bowl game at all. #UVA — Danny Neckel (@DNeckel19) December 28, 2017 When you haven’t been to a bowl game since 2011, and haven’t won more than …

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Dec
27
2017

After Bowl loss, Will Steve Addazio ever break the 7 win barrier at Boston College?

Boston College is not an easy place to coach football. They are in division with Clemson, Florida State and Louisville. That’s 2 national championship teams and 2 Heisman winners in the last 4 years. NC State and Wake Forest are solid, and on a given day Syracuse is capable of beating anyone they play. Just …

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Dec
27
2017

Florida State with a dominant bowl win will enter off-season with optimism.

There’s no way to sugar coat it, 2017 has a bad year for Florida State. 7-6 seasons don’t cut it in Tallahassee, but it certainly wasn’t the disaster it could have been. FSU doesn’t have to look far to see the trainwrecks at Florida and Tennessee, and know it could have been worse. Following the …

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Dec
26
2017

ACC Bubble Analysis for December 26, 2017

This is going to be a weekly article, where I seed the ACC teams and where I think they’d should be placed if the tournament started the same day as my posting. In my ranking system, any RPI top (100) win is a good win and any RPI top (50) obviously worth more. Any losses …

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Dec
26
2017

Duke’s finish – including a bowl win, makes them a team to watch for 2018.

Following a 4-8 2016, there were a little rumblings that Duke football had peaked with the 2013-2015 seasons. During that time Duke averaged 9 wins a year. 2017 was a big year for the Blue Devils to prove they weren’t slipping. Duke needed to prove 2016 was just an aberration, and that the Blue Devils …

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Dec
26
2017

Brock Turner is Appealing his Sexual Assault Conviction

Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans.  Hope you are enjoying the holidays season with your family and friends wherever you are.  Thank you to those in the military who are serving in foreign locations – we thank you for your service!! As you know, we have written on many occasions about the problem …

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Dec
26
2017

ACC fans displaying their favorite ACC Christmas Gift.

We’ve got an ACC gift from every ACC teams. Virginia Tech pic.twitter.com/6XIsMexZlb — Matthew (@hokiesmash_ASD) December 25, 2017 pic.twitter.com/0HHXQml5WL — Janet (@hokiegal7) December 25, 2017 Clemson pic.twitter.com/29GoDCqclf — Summer Fann (@summer_fann) December 25, 2017 Florida State Got a nice FSU jacket from my mom! pic.twitter.com/4dzfiPscXv — Tyler (@FSUReligionMan) December 25, 2017 North Carolina pic.twitter.com/o3VS5BrL7O — …

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Dec
25
2017

Merry Christmas from @AllSportsDACC

  Merry Christmas to everyone from all of us at@AllSportsDACC !! Have a great time with your family and friends wherever you are!! Make sure you follow the All Sports Discussion Twitter account at @AllSportsDACC and please like our Facebook Page

Dec
24
2017

Virginia Tech Receives a Transformative Donation to the Athletic Department

  Merry Christmas Eve, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans.  Hope you are enjoying the holiday season with your family and friends wherever you are. Virginia Tech recently announced the receipt of the largest gift ever given to the athletic department – and the largest outright gift ever given to the university.  On December 18, …

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Dec
24
2017

Merry Christmas Eve (h/t @DHPIV)

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 Eve!!! Make sure you follow the All Sports Discussion …

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