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They're losing 2 corners who have started for the last 4 years and solid players in Sapp and Conner. Solid DL, two really good DTs and McDaniel is a monster, but they're losing a fair amount from a 9-5 team.
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Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe has announced that two players, receiver Chris Givens and defensive end Kevin Smith, have been suspended for the first two games of the season against Presbyterian and Duke.
Great opening weekend for the ACC. Here are my week 1 power rankings:
12) Duke: Back to the bottom for Duke again this year. Their defense is pretty bad and I don’t see much promise for their offense. Renfree was impressive in his debut but again that was against Elon.
11) Wake Forrest: They are a year or two away from being back in the mix. The QB play will be horrid for them this year and their defense isn’t that good. Keep a look out for Devon Brown though. Might be one of the most underrated weapons in the ACC. He’s a playmaker dynamo and expect him to see more time at HB this year as really that’s his natural position over wideout.
10) Virginia: You should never get excited about a win against an FBS school, but Richmond is a quality win and Corp is probably better than a handful of QB’s in the ACC. I’m probably being a homer here but UVA could be a sleeper to be a 7 win team. Virginia might have one of the better secondary’s in the conference if Ras-I can stay healthy. Their backers are quality and they have a strong front. As usual the offense will dictate how good this team is. They will definitely have spells of horrid offense but I think their offense might be underrated. The O-line is pretty strong and the backs could all be underrated. Super pumped about Payne Train’s 114+4 TD’s on 16 carries. He’s so talented at 255 pounds he could give teams fits. Perry Jones is extremely shifty as well. I hope Horne stops getting carries. Verica is not good but he is accurate and a game manager. I think that Inman and Byrd are very good wideouts, and Jared Green will get more involved as time passes.
9) Maryland: I don’t think people realize at this point the quality of a win it was against Navy. It wasn’t pretty but Navy is a top 50 team in the nation. I wouldn’t be surprised if Navy still ended up being a 9-10 win team. Maryland is still staring down at .500 though and they should be happy with a bowl berth, this year though is probably the end of the line for the fridge. I never thought I’d say this but I think they will surely miss Chris Turner. Jamar Robinson is just not a very good QB. He can make some plays scrambling but beyond that I’m not a big fan. Plus it seems he just stares down Torrey Smith every play. The running game though will be beast with Davin and Da’Rel. I also like their backers and Kenny Tate could be a stud in the making.
8 ) Clemson: Ellington and Harper will be a nice 1-2 combo, I don’t think Harper has enough weapons though. Who’s his top option, Brandon Clear? Bleh.
7) Ncstate: Russell Wilson is probably the best passing QB in the conference. I do think though their running game will limit Wilson’s effectiveness. Their defense should be much improved this year especially with Irving coming back.
6) Boston College: They are still my sleeper to sneak in at the end and grab the Atlantic from FSU. Montel Harris is one of the best backs in the conference. I think Shinskie can do enough to help this team win but he needs to avoid INT’s. The defense will be tough although I can see them being torched by a good passing game.
5) North Carolina: Too hard to evaluate this team with the uncertainty of who will be playing. The defense should be monster but again who knows who will be there. Yates definitely bounced back although some of that I think was LSU letting their guards down. It’s a shame because a full strength UNC would have made this conference really a top conference.
4) Virginia Tech: Basically had a win over the #3 team in the country in the bag until they let it go. Still this is a dangerous team. After watching last night it confirmed to me that Ryan Williams is the best back in the nation. He won't have a monster year though. Both the offensive and defensive lines are poor. Also I noticed they really missed Cody Grimm who would step up in the box and make plays. Gouveia is rangier and better in coverage but he's built like a CB and is not very physical for that linebacker/safety spot. Tyrod though is going to be up there on the list for ACC POY, and I expect a huge year from Boykin. Darren Evans looked kind of bleh. Love the hair but he showed no explosiveness and not too much power with that upright running style. I’d like to see David Wilson be implemented more as the change of pace back out of the backfield. Evans is just similar to RW but inferior in everything. I just don’t think this team will be atop the conference this year. They aren’t strong enough at “Virginia Tech things.”
3) Georgia Tech: The toughest matchup in all the ACC. Playing this option offense is a pain in the ass for any team to defend. Navy has dominated teams forever with this offense and the fact that Gatech has superior athletes running it makes it scary. Nesbitt could be a Heisman dark horse. I don’t think their defense is very good but it’s not as important as their offense dominates T.O.P. all the time. He’s not as good but I expect Stephen Hill to be the Demaryius of this season for them.
2) Florida State: Similarly to Miami a win over Oklahoma this weekend will vault them throughout the season. I didn’t start off a fan but Christian Ponder is legit. I’m not worried about their offense, it’s their defense I’d worry about. If they can limit Landry Jones and the Oklahoma offense than I would be sold on this team, but if Oklahoma runs up and down on their defense FSU could be a middle of the pack team this year.
1) Miami: Not too much you can analyze from a game against FAMU, but they looked great on all facets of the game. If they can beat Ohio State on Saturday not only will it propel their season but it probably also puts Jacory over Pryor in the early Heisman race. Having to play Georgia Tech and Vatech back to back at the end of the year is brutal though and I really think Gatech can beat them as Miami will have limited offensive possessions.
Great opening weekend for the ACC. Here are my week 1 power rankings:
2) Florida State: Similarly to Miami a win over Oklahoma this weekend will vault them throughout the season. I didnít start off a fan but Christian Ponder is legit. Iím not worried about their offense, itís their defense Iíd worry about. If they can limit Landry Jones and the Oklahoma offense than I would be sold on this team, but if Oklahoma runs up and down on their defense FSU could be a middle of the pack team this year.
I'm not too worried about Landry Jones. I'm more worried about Demarco Murray.
Originally posted by vatech=accdominationView Post
im so dissapointed with last night. who throws a jump ball on third down when the other team has no timeouts left.
Yup they should have worked it into Boykin in the middle, he could box out any of those Boise DB's. Also that last drive they had 1:09 left and 2 timeouts, I don't understand why they were just going for fly's on every play. Boise was giving up the underneath stuff. They should have just tried to secure the FG before going for the big play. I will say that your kicker is horrendous. I wouldn't be confident with him even on a 35 yard field goal. I still believe though that Tech is the better team.
The ACC looks much improved from years past. Homerism aside, I do think Miami is the favorite but I do think that Georgia Tech, Florida ST, Va. Tech, and maybe North Carolina (depends on NCAA sanctions) can win the conference. Should be a great year for ACC football.
Yup remember last year's horrific opening week. UVA loses to William & Mary 26-14. Duke loses to Richmond 24-16, Maryland loses to Cal 52-12, NC state loses to South Carolina 7-3, Wake Forest loses to Baylor 24-21, Vatech loses to Alabama.
The inexperience showed, I would say talent wise we are better, but they are better coached and had more experience in big game situations. I mean we are about to be 7-1, then we get into the hard games.
Awful day for the ACC. Florida St. gets spanked by Oklahoma, Va. Tech falls to James Madison, Miami goes down to Ohio St., and Georgia Tech goes down to Kansas (a team that lost to North Dakota St. a week ago).