What we don’t know about the ACC Atlantic

 

We’ve spent a couple of days looking at the SEC. Let’s spend today and Monday looking at spring practice in the ACC. We’ll start with the Atlantic Division.

 

BOSTON COLLEGE (9-5, practice started March 17, ends April 25)

What we know: The Eagles will be able to run the ball. Four of five starters return on the offensive line along with sophomore running back Montel Harris, who rushed for 900 yards in 2008, the most ever by a freshman at BC. OLB Mark Herzlich may be the best player you have never heard of. Herzlich, who has 28 career starts, had six interceptions last season, which tied for the most by a linebacker. He returned two of those for touchdowns. He was the ACC defensive player of the year. The Eagles return seven starters off the No. 1 defense in the ACC and the No. 5 defense in the country. BC will miss LB Brian Toal and DT B.J. Raji.

What we don’t know:  Frank Spaziani was a great defensive coordinator. How will he be as a first-year head coach?  Spaziani took over the program when Jeff Jagodzinski was suddenly fired on Jan. 7 after he interviewed with the New York Jets. The players love him. Sometimes that is good. Sometimes that is not. Is Dominique Davis the answer at quarterback? Davis (741 yards passing), a rising sophomore, started the final three games of 2008. He is very athletic. He will be pushed, however, by redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle of Alpharetta (Northview), the son of former Falcons linebacker Jessie Tuggle. We also don’t know how Boston College will react to losing OC Steve Logan, one of the brilliant minds in the game. Veteran Gary Tranquill takes over the offense.

 

CLEMSON (7-6, practice started March 9, ends April 11)

What we know: Clemson must find some people on offense to make plays. QB Cullen Harper (2.601 yards passing in 2008), RB James Davis (Clemson’s No. 2 all-time rusher with 3,881 yards), and WR Aaron Kelly (the ACC’s all time receiver with 232 catches) are all gone. But there is reason for optimism in the Tiger camp. The entire offensive line, which was a weakness a year ago, returns and should be a strength on this team. Thomas Austin may be the best center in the country.  RB C.J. Spiller, who led the ACC in all-purpose yards (1,770) returns for what should be a monster senior season.  He needs just 921 all-purpose yards this season to set the ACC career record. WR Jacoby Ford, who has world-class speed, has been waiting for his chance to shine. This is it.

What we don’t know: Will Willy Korn win the job of starting quarterback? Korn was one of the nation’s most highly-recruited players two years ago. He played sparingly his first two seasons (26 of 38 passes, 216 yards in 2008) and now gets a chance to be the full-time guy. He will be challenged, however, by redshirt freshman Kyle Parker of Jacksonville, who was ranked among the top five high school quarterbacks in the country in 2007. Parker has a big-time arm that has already impressed coaches in practice and is an incredible athlete. How will the defense improve under new DC Kevin Steele? Steele left Alabama in the offseason and gets eight returning starters from a Clemson defense that finished fifth in the ACC (299.9 ypg).

 

FLORIDA STATE (9-4, practice started March 16, ends April 4)

What we know:  There are a bunch of holes to fill on defense. The Seminoles lose six starters from a defense that finished third in the ACC (294.9 ypg). DE Everette Brown, who led the ACC with 13.5 sacks, passed up his senior year to enter the NFL Draft. CB Tony Carter had 50 career starts. Florida State should be able to run the football as all five starters return on the offensive line and there are no seniors in the group. But the Seminoles have to find a dependable running back to replace Antone Smith (792 yards rushing). The player the Seminoles are going to miss most is Graham Gano, who handled punting, placekicking and kickoff duties. Gano led the ACC in scoring with 105 points.

What we don’t know: Who is going to catch the ball? It was bad enough that the Seminoles lost WR Greg Carr, who had 23 career starts. But also gone is problem-child Preston Parker, who was kicked off the team in February. Taiwan Easterling and Bert Reed combined for 53 catches as freshmen last season and appear to be next in line. How much was OC Jimbo Fisher counting on QB E.J. Manuel? The redshirt freshman from Virginia Beach, Va., was one of the nation’s top recruits in 2008. He redshirted last season with the hope of challenging junior Christian Ponder for the starting job. But Manuel suffered a compound dislocation of the index finger on his right (throwing) hand on Monday and is out for the rest of spring practice. Manuel will be back this summer but he will miss some important reps in practice.

 

MARYLAND (8-5, practice starts March 24, ends April 25)

What we know: There is a bunch of work to do on the offensive line. The Terps lost three starters plus the tight end from the 2008 team. Those four players accounted for 115 career starts. RB Da’Rel Scott has a chance to be big-time if he behaves himself. Scott, a rising junior, finished second in ACC rushing behind Georgia Tech’s Jonathan Dwyer with 1,133 yards (5.4 ypc). He had 174 yards in the Humanitarian Bowl win over Nevada despite playing only 21 minutes due to a disciplinary suspension. QB Chris Turner needs to play ranked teams every week. Against seven ranked opponents last season he was brilliant, completing 63.5 percent of his passes for a 233-yard average and only two interceptions. Turner is back with 20 career starts under his belt.

What we don’t know:  Can the Terps overcome the loss of WR Darrius Heyward-Bey? Heyward-Bey, who caught 42 passes for 609 yards last season and had 35 career starts, was the one reliable big-play guy that Ralph Friedgen had in the passing game. Friedgen believes he has some good players waiting in the wings like sophomore Torrey Smith, who had 1,089 yards in kickoff returns last season, including a 99-yard return for a touchdown. Of the 12 ACC teams Maryland was hit hardest by graduation/early exits as 31 lettermen are gone from 2008. Only four starters return on defense. Friedgen has been to a bowl in six of his eight seasons at Maryland. Will he go again in 2009?

 

N.C. STATE (6-7, practice starts March 20, ends April 18)

What we know: The Wolfpack should be able to run the football. Despite the loss of TB Andre Brown (767 yards, 7 TD), N.C. State returns senior Jamelle Eugene, who ran for 442 yards and caught 26 passes as a backup last season. Toney Baker, a former Parade All-American, has missed almost all of the past two seasons due to injury but was a proven back in 2005 and 2006.  Three starters on the offensive line return. The Wolfpack should be able to slow down the run. Seven starters return on a unit that held its final five opponents to an average of 98 yards rushing. LBs Nate Irving and Ray Micheal combined for 165 tackles last season. Based on the track record of coach Tom O’Brien, look for significant improvement in this, his third year in Raleigh.

What we don’t know: Is QB Russell Wilson ready to go the distance? Wilson became the first freshman to be named All-ACC quarterback last season when he threw for 1,955 yards, ran for 388 more and accounted for 21 touchdowns. But Wilson, who is also a standout member of the Wolfpack baseball team, suffered a knee injury in the Papajohns.com Bowl against Rutgers. He has gone through a 12-week treatment and has been cleared to practice. Wilson will split time between spring practice and baseball. He will be pushed for the starting job by Mike Glennon, who redshirted last season as a true freshman. Glennon, who is 6-6 with a big-time arm, was rated among the nation’s top five high school quarterbacks as a high school senior in 2007. Wilson, who threw only one interception in 275 attempts last season, has thrown 249 consecutive passes without an interception and needs 22 more to break the ACC record set by Florida State’s Drew Weatherford.

 

WAKE FOREST (8-5, practice starts March 24, ends April 18)

What we know:  The Deacons will be busy rebuilding their defense. Wake Forest finished fourth in the ACC (296.7 ypg) and 16th nationally in total defense last season but gone from that unit are seven starters and 10 players from the two deep. Among them were CB Alphonso Smith, the all-time ACC leader in pass interceptions (21), and LB Aaron Curry, the 2008 Butkus Award winner. The rebuilding with start with three very good players up front: DT John Russell, NT Boo Robinson, and DE Kyle Wilber. The back seven is all gone except for senior CB Brandon Ghee.

What we don’t know: Can the offense carry Wake Forest until the defense grows up? Senior QB Riley Skinner, who has 37 career starts, enters the 2009 season as the most accurate passer in ACC history (67.3 percent). Nine starters return on an offense that scored only 21 points per game a year ago. The three top rushers—Brandon Pendergrass (528 yards), Josh Adams (402 yards) and Kevin Harris (176 yards) also return. Can Wake Forest continue to take care of the ball? Last season the Deacons forced 37 turnovers, more than any team in Division I-A football. Wake Forest turned it over 20 times and was fifth in the nation in turnover margin. Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe has redshirted virtually every freshman since he arrived at Wake Forest eight seasons ago. That has allowed the Deacons to reload when they have big personnel losses. Can Wake Forest, which has won eight or more games in three straight seasons, do it again?

 

51 comments Add your comment

Rodney

March 20th, 2009
8:17 am

If Clemson’s offensive line stunk last year and returns everyone, why should it be good this year? Experienced bad players are still bad players. Baffling.

Kid Ray

March 20th, 2009
8:22 am

BC will miss DT Brace way way way more than Toal.

CS

March 20th, 2009
8:32 am

FSU has a stable of young receivers and running backs ready to step up.

jablonski

March 20th, 2009
8:44 am

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ….ACC Football….ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Otto

March 20th, 2009
10:19 am

ACC football…..crickets……crickets……crickets…..

Miles

March 20th, 2009
10:22 am

OK…now lets get back to the SEC!

ACC is more balanced

March 20th, 2009
10:28 am

The ACC had more balance than the SEC did in 2008. Will that continue in 2009? Probably. Think I’m nuts?

The facts are just that:

Arkansas lost to Texas and barely got by Western Illinois and UL Monroe
- Auburn lost to West Virginia
- Georgia lost to Georgia Tech (but beat Arizona State)
- LSU didn’t even play a BCS team in non-conference play, but needed an epic fourth quarter to get by Troy.
- Ole Miss lost to Wake Forest
- Mississippi State lost to Georgia Tech (along with Louisiana Tech)
- South Carolina got blown out by Clemson (but beat NC State)
- Tennessee lost to an awful UCLA (along with Wyoming)
- Vanderbilt lost to Duke and Wake Forest

Langley

March 20th, 2009
10:29 am

OK Tony- a little love for NC State- I predict a break year for the O’Brien and the Wolfpack. He has done it is way and we know that he has a proven record in the past.

Pack wins a lot of games and scares everyone they play this year.

David

March 20th, 2009
11:12 am

Hey ACC, you left out BAMA beating Va T, LSU pounding GT and UF beating FSU. The bottom line is how many differnt teams in the SEC have played in BCS bowls the last several years? BAMA, GA, UF, AUB, LSU….and have won them…how many ACC teams have been in the BCS and have the EVER won a BCS bowl game?? Yeah, I thought so. The SEC was a little down last year but that in no way means the ACC compares.

MP

March 20th, 2009
11:18 am

THE SEC’ers who try to “put down” the ACC in these blogs are only really telling us all the ACC is very relevant. They are telling themselves in their posts that it is relevant. No, the ACC is not the SEC but it’s not what the SEC’ers think it is. The SEC is bigger in football. Overall the ACC is a superior conference (football, basketball, baseball, women’s sports, et al).

G8R GRAD

March 20th, 2009
11:45 am

ACC:

More balanced? Maybe. But only within the confines of its own conference. The SEC remains superior in collective footbal talent.

Now, basketball, that’s an entirely different story. Enjoy March Madness but leave the fall classics to the big boys.

acc plays football?

March 20th, 2009
11:58 am

Yawn!! Wake me up when we get back to real football meaning the sec. Either that or wake me and Rumpelstiltskin up when an ACC team wins a bcs bowl.What are they? Is it now 9 straight losses in bcs bowl games going back to 2009? They would have a better shot if they could ever get 2 teams into bcs bowl games in 1 year but then again we are talking about the acc aren’t we?

I will cede one point though. ACC is more balanced was correct. They are more balanced in their mediocrity. A bunch of average 7-8 win teams that all go 4-4 or 5-4 or 4-5(not sure how many conference games they play) and then get 3 nonconference wins when they beat WIlliam & mary, the Citadel, etc to end up 7-5 or 8-4 to go to some mediocre bowls where they get collectively whupped 4-6 during bowl season with several blowouts and the one team that backs into a bcs bowl game by default takes an azzwhupping for the 8th or 9th year in a row.

But they did end up 6-6 against the sec with several of those wins over our traditional doormat Vandy and perennial conference cellar dwellar Missy St. And they did eke out a couple of close wins Wake over Ole Miss early in the season on a couple questionable calls and Ga. Tech with a once every 8 year win over UGA. Nevermind the beatdowns administered by Bama over Clemson, 34-10 Fa. over FSU, 45-14, and LSU which won only 3 sec games over ga. tech 38-3. I believe the sec did sweep the 2 bowl games between the 2 conferences also with the Tech blowout and with our conference doormat Vandy beating the ACC runnerup Boston College.. Now that is funny!

I’m going back to sleep. Wake me up when Tony gets back to the SEC.

bb

March 20th, 2009
12:04 pm

Interesting, that SEC fans use to call the ACC a top heavy league (when FSU was a National title contender every year) and say they were inferior for that reason. Now, they say that the balanced ACC is inferior. Make up your minds.

gte268p

March 20th, 2009
12:06 pm

Hey ignorant mutts, if the BCS was the only thing that mattered, there wouldn’t be other bowl games. Also, if you want to tout how great Florida and Alabama were, then in fairness you have to tout how horrible Auburn, Tennessee, and Miss St. were!

Huh?

March 20th, 2009
12:19 pm

Here’s what we don’t know about the ACC Atlantic:

Why should anyone give a rat’s butt in China about the ACC Atlantic?

Good grief what a boring conference. I’d rather watch paint dry.

PTC DAWG

March 20th, 2009
12:27 pm

Hey Tony, you left out something in your column. GT actually beat UGA 45-42. It should be in every column. Word is the Techies may order rings, but nah, that may be too much. more news coming….

Kid Ray

March 20th, 2009
12:29 pm

Hey guys…big time college football fan born in NY, now living in NJ. Tell me from an objective (no name calling) perspective what do people in the South think of Rutgers in particular and the BE in general. In football.

bama12titles

March 20th, 2009
12:34 pm

gte268p,

Auburn and Tennessee both had down years and coaching turmoil. That happens eventually to every program in the country at some point. Both of those programs have been very successful over the last 10-15 years. Tenn. has a national title in the last 11 years, Auburn an undefeated season in 2004 and a very successful run in the 2000s up until last year’s meltdown. Tenn. had a lot of success over 17 years under Fulmer and although he dropped off at the end he left as one of the winningest coaches in the country and won something like 75% of his games.

Programs ebb and flow and to point out 1 bad year of turmoil for each of these 2 historically good, consistent top 15 or top programs is just plain silly. In terms of winning % and bowl success over the last decade those 2 programs are demonstrably superior to most if not every team in the ACC. I’ld have to look up the records of Miami, FSU, and VA, Tech over the last 10 years but these are the only ACC programs to mention in the same breath as Auburn and Tenn. Notice that I mention programs and not teams. There is a difference and you shouldn’t put a lot of stock into 1 down season for consistent programs like Auburn or Tennessee.

bama12titles

March 20th, 2009
12:40 pm

PTC Dawg,

I would be curious to know if they did indeed order the rings. I actually like both UGA and Ga. Tech but I think the LSU loss may have put a damper on Tech ordering those rings. If I were a dawg fan I would probably think its pretty funny. If I were a Tech player I think I would be embarrassed to make a big deal out of celebrating a once in every 8 years win. If I were a Tech player I would think that the ring pays way too much tribute to UGA and I wouldn’t wear it. That’s just me though and that’s why I don’t make too much of a deal over finally beating Auburn after 6 straight whuppings.

Huh?

March 20th, 2009
12:50 pm

“Tell me from an objective (no name calling) perspective what do people in the South think of Rutgers in particular and the BE in general. In football.”

Consistently the 5th best conference ahead of the ACC. Every now and then it will move up a spot or two ahead of the Big 10 or Pac 10, but 5th best is the norm. That’s not bad considering the challenges that Big East programs face. They aren’t exactly in talent rich areas college football isn’t that popular up there. The ACC doesn’t have an excuse for its sorry football.

bama12titles

March 20th, 2009
1:45 pm

Huh?

In regards to the big East I think they play some decent but not great football but I also think that its too easy for a good team in that conference to sneak into the national title game because the schedule isn’t as rugged as say in the sec or the big 12. If you’re West Virginia you basically have to beat 3 or 4 decent but not great teams to go undefeated. They almost went 2 years ago but got upset in the last game by 28 pt underdog Pittsburgh. If you’re West Va. its a lot easier to go through a 4 game stretch of say Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida, and Pittsburgh then it would be for someone like Fla to go through say UGA, LSU, UT in a typical good year for UT, then beat Bama in the seccg, and on top of that play FSU out of conference. Plus Florida in some years has to play Auburn(usually a tough game), last year they played what turned out to be a very good Ole Miss team, and plus I’m leaving out the fact that on the lighter side of their schedule sec Fla. still played 3 teams that went to bowl games(Vandy, Kent., South Carolina), 2 of which won their bowls. The big east drops off very rapidly after West Va, and maybe Rutgers. Louisville has dropped off a bit lately after Petrino left and South Fla. can play some good ball here and there but not consistently.

I’ve made the argument several teams even before we got UTAH’ed that if the Big East is a bcs conference then the mountain west should also be a bcs conference. UTAH has been very good for awhile, Bama is not their first bcs bowl win, they walloped Pitt out of the big east several years back in the Fiesta I think it was something like 42-14. But the Mountain west was 5-0 this year against the pac 10 and was something like 5-0 or 5-1 last year against the pac 10. If the big east is bcs material there is no reason why the mountain west shouldn’t also be bcs material. Their best teams like Utah, TCU, and BYU are consistently winning teams and consistent top 25 fixtures. TCU usually wins 10 games in a season as does Utah. Anyway, they are not as deep as say the sec or even the acc as far as decent teams that can field 7 wins or more and go to a bowl game but the top half of their league is better in my humble opinion than the top half of the big east and overall I think they are better from top to bottom than the big east also.

BravesFan79

March 20th, 2009
2:13 pm

Here’s whats ahead for the ACC. The winner of the conference will get…… NOTHING! We all know the national champion next year will be USC, Ohio State, Texas, OU or the SEC champ. Wake me up when college football becomes exciting again!

LSU

March 20th, 2009
2:21 pm

What is this A…..C…..C…… you speak of?? Never heard of it.

acc plays football?

March 20th, 2009
2:56 pm

LSU,

You’ve heard of the ACC haven’t you. They play basketball over there. Allegedly they play football too but I’m not sure I really believe that or not. So far its just a rumor I think.

GT

March 20th, 2009
3:02 pm

GLAD to be a GT fan (and To H*** with GA!) is the way I call it.

Pick a team people, not a CONF. Don’t hang your hat on the CONF your team plays in when they [your team] don’t live up to your expectations; that’s a bush league cop-out.

My team is GEORGIA TECH. Yeah, they were 2-1 vs. teams from the SEC in 2008; so what. The fact that matters is they won 9 of the 13 games on their schedule. And I’m expecting the same or better in 2009 with another win over the “good ole fashion hated” rival GA bulldogs.

FYI on the rings ….
They were for the SEASON (9-3), not the GAME; with the 45-42 score which was incribed on the rings being a highlight of a great regular season. Bowl game…yeah, not so much.

Too Easy

March 20th, 2009
3:10 pm

I think that just about covers the fly-bys. No apparent interest in what we don’t know about the acc-atlantic, but I know it was presented in a sense of fair play and equal time.

Cobra Kai

March 20th, 2009
3:11 pm

All of this SEC hysteria is hilarious. The (SEC) NC Champion barely beat Alabama last year in the SEC title game. Alabama then went on to get CRUSHED by a mid major Mountain West team. LoL. Don’t even get me started on GT beating the supposed third best SEC team – GA and all of the other hilarious shenannigans, Miss State and deez nutz. Please, keep this inflated sense of accomplishment going….

…it will make it fun for the rest of us watching this Fall.

Johnny.

cane stuck in steeler country

March 20th, 2009
4:44 pm

“bama12titles

March 20th, 2009
12:34 pm
gte268p,

Auburn and Tennessee both had down years and coaching turmoil. That happens eventually to every program in the country at some point. Both of those programs have been very successful over the last 10-15 years. Tenn. has a national title in the last 11 years, Auburn an undefeated season in 2004 and a very successful run in the 2000s up until last year’s meltdown. Tenn. had a lot of success over 17 years under Fulmer and although he dropped off at the end he left as one of the winningest coaches in the country and won something like 75% of his games.

Programs ebb and flow and to point out 1 bad year of turmoil for each of these 2 historically good, consistent top 15 or top programs is just plain silly. In terms of winning % and bowl success over the last decade those 2 programs are demonstrably superior to most if not every team in the ACC. I’ld have to look up the records of Miami, FSU, and VA, Tech over the last 10 years but these are the only ACC programs to mention in the same breath as Auburn and Tenn. Notice that I mention programs and not teams. There is a difference and you shouldn’t put a lot of stock into 1 down season for consistent programs like Auburn or Tennessee.”

are you kidding me? one title in ten years? since you bring up the past lets talk Miami football. the 2001 team was a monster team with no rivals before or since and how many titles does Miami have? enough said…

Greg

March 20th, 2009
5:15 pm

Good article! Even though we ACC fans know our league is full of weak teams and can in no way shine as bright as the almighty SEC, it’s still nice to see an article about it every once in a while. What I find most amusing is all of the ACC haters bothering to read the article about the ACC and then spending time posting comments about how bad the ACC is compared to the SEC. Dudes, seriously, do you think we care?

RickNole

March 20th, 2009
6:22 pm

SEC people please get your redneck azzes back to cropping the fields, its the first day of spring!
I came here to read an article on Mr. Barnhardt’s opinion on alot of talented teams, not to read your useless banter about how “Great” the SEC is. You guys really have a inferiority complex.

jj

March 20th, 2009
6:22 pm

I see all of you SEC folks got your little peeners out to show them off to everyone. At least you have something in your life to grab onto and point to as justification for your miserable existence.

Congrats, you are an SEC fan.
We don’t care.

Sven Ottke

March 20th, 2009
9:36 pm

Well, well, well. We actually discuss a conference that graduates athletes. Ever heard of that SEC? Or do you continue to stash your signees in JUCO’s and prep schools? Pathetic at best.

Miles

March 21st, 2009
12:28 am

PAC 10, Big Ten, Big East, ACC…they’re all the same! Let’s discuss college football, i.e., the SEC!

Sonny

March 21st, 2009
8:51 am

Hey Barnhart,
If you are going to talk about ACC football please change your name to Mrs. College Football!

SEC OVERRATED

March 21st, 2009
10:40 am

Who has sent more players to the pros since 2003? Oh yeah thats the ACC. I guess when it comes to haveing the best players the NFL knows where to look. Hey sonny The ACC has won just as many games head to head vs the SEC over the past 2 years. The ACC is the most balanced and competive conference in the country. More wins verses BSC opponents than any other conference. So lets talk football, Anybody?

Bummin' Reb

March 21st, 2009
12:08 pm

We couldn’t win in Winston-Salem but did the deed in Gainesville.

As the 45-42 score in Athens indicates, the difference between the conferences is smaller than you think. SEC still leads though, obviously.

Matt

March 21st, 2009
12:52 pm

Clemson’s line was not very good until the end of the season. A lot of it had to do with moving people around and finding what exactly was a good fit for us. People also look at the statistics that usually show us having a very good season when we return most of our offensive line.

JustCallMeChamp

March 21st, 2009
1:36 pm

We know that with NCAA sanctions, F$U starts off at 0-14!

ACC FAN

March 21st, 2009
2:03 pm

Am I missing something or is the Orange Bowl not a BCS bowl. Virginia Tech won that this year so all you SEC fans saying the ACC needs to win a BCS bowl they just did. Know your facts before opening your mouth.

ACC FAN

March 21st, 2009
2:06 pm

Am I missing something or did an ACC team not win a BCS bowl this year. VA Tech won the Orange Bowl which was a BCS bowl the last time I checked. The SEC fans saying we havn’t won a BCS bowl in 8-9yrs don’t know their facts so know them before running your mouth.

AR

March 21st, 2009
3:54 pm

Hey guys…big time college football fan born in NY, now living in NJ. Tell me from an objective (no name calling) perspective what do people in the South think of Rutgers in particular and the BE in general. In football.

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Well, Rutgers was the pizza bowl game last year. Shame RW got hurt- you guys have a pretty good team, but we had horrible backup QBs- and that was the difference. State was good 2nd half of year when RW was healthy- he reminds me of Warren Moon a lot- running QB who can think and pass, but brittle. Your fans also seem to be pretty good as well. I wish Rutgers/NCSU would happen non-conf soon again. Hopefully you guys do well next year (maybe a BCS bowl if we can both dream?) Do you guys have QB problems next year though?

Sonny

March 21st, 2009
9:16 pm

Top 10 things we don’t know about ACC Football.
1. When is the ACC going to sell out the ACC Championship Game?
2. When are more than 20,000 going to show up for an ACC Championship Game?
3. Who’s older, Bobby Bowden or Moses?
4. When is the ACC going to develop a football rivalry?
5. How much of Obama’s stimulas bail out package is going to the ACC?
6. How long before the entire ACC schedule is moved to thursday nights?
7. How many more cities will the ACC Championship game be moved to before they decide to just shut the game down for lack of interest.
8. Does anyone really know which teams are in the Atlantic and which are in the Coastal?
9. Is FSU still eligible for the ACC Championship even thought they are on probation for acidemic fraud when the ACC prides itself on acidemics?
10. Who in the heck cares about ACC football?

jj

March 21st, 2009
10:34 pm

Obviously you do Sonny, since you wasted so much time posting a poorly thought out, seriously comedy challenged list.

Your thoughts of getting some “attaboys” from your fellow peener waving SEC / U(sic)GA has obviously been ignored.

Now get off the internet and bring me my pizza already.

Sonny

March 22nd, 2009
9:03 am

JJ, I love it when I strike a nerve! Pissing off ACC fans is way too easy. But don’t worry there are only about 7 of them, including you.

Robert

March 22nd, 2009
1:34 pm

You sec guys spend a lot of time in regards to ACC football. Maybe you should worry about having a winning record against the ACC first. Whoops.

Camperb

March 22nd, 2009
10:12 pm

Normally I care more about football than spelling but this time I couldn’t resist the irony. Yes, most ACC schools value academics. Clearly, Sonny does not. THWG.

20mlb12

March 23rd, 2009
1:44 am

Funny that people keep on asking when the last time ACC won a BCS game, I was under the impression that was actually this previous season.

angel

March 23rd, 2009
6:54 am

angel

March 23rd, 2009
6:55 am

miami is gonna s h i t on all of your faces

AlabamaJack

March 23rd, 2009
11:26 am

The area is which the SEC really excels is in how obnoxious their fans are. Dawgs lead the way, followed closely by Vols, Gators, and Bammers.