Deep Dive – On this (longer) episode (#142) of ACC Nation Podcast, Will, Xayveon and Jim do a deep dive on college football especially teams from the conference. Then some thoughts on hoops as ACC basketball gets underway – Be sure you subscribe (free) to the podcast. Available for download at – Apple Podcasts, Android, Email, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Blubrry and Spotify.
A Veritable Smorgasbord
- Notre Dame men and NC State women bring home ACC Championship titles in Cross Country
- North Carolina wins the ACC Field Hockey Championship
- Florida State clinches the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship
College Football Top 25 Losses
- 10 Top 25 teams lost this week bringing the total to 21 over the last 2 weeks
- A rundown of some, not all, that contributed to the cause
- The analysis
- “It’s college football” The age factor creates inconsistency
- Keep your eye on the QB from Missouri (See above for Florida)
- Texas and West Virginia (Sorry Grier – It’s all Tua’s) Still a fun game
- Edwards elevates Arizona State
- LSU discovers they don’t have the offensive firepower
- Kentucky….stick to basketball
- Texas A&M – The ranking is smoke and mirrors
- Hats off to Purdue (it’s a family thing)
ACC Deep Dive
- Pitt @ Virginia “Trepidation” plus a Mike Londonesque regression
- Hitting the ‘Hype Wall’
- Defensive injuries could impact the remainder of the season
- The ‘Upset Train’ rolls through Pitt
- Louisville @ Clemson
- Very bad vs Very good
- Buying out Petrino – The $$$ Cost
- Odds on favorite to win the ACC….and it won’t be pretty
- Duke @ Miami
- No belly flop TD’s….but there could have been
- Rotating QB scenarios don’t….repeat….don’t work.
- A statue of David Cutcliffe in Duke’s future?
- Defensive struggle – The ‘monsoon’ didn’t help
- Are flames awaiting Mark Richt next season….
Keep The Game Going
- Retractable roofs – Bad weather issues
- Syracuse @ Wake Forest
- Orange shows they can run the ball
- Submitting a quarterback to unnecessary hits
- Stat surprise – Syracuse defensive turnovers
- Georgia Tech @ North Carolina
- Not one….but TWO passes
- Will the Yellow Jackets upset the apple cart in the division race?
- Is the coaching situation at North Carolina….just okay?
- Florida State @ NC State
- Quality players….minus the offensive line
- Wolfpack produce quality win
- Blackman stepping into starting role from hereon out?
- Has Cam Akers stock in the NFL Draft been damaged?
- Boston College @ Virginia Tech
- Brown airs out the Eagles offense
- Offensive coordinators that get ‘too cute’ with calls
- Will the Hokies miss a bowl this season?
Next Week’s Games
- Who’s coming up?
- Two intriguing early season matchups
- Florida – Florida State
- Kentucky – Duke
- USA Today Coaches Poll Top 5
- Questions over Gonzaga
- Should Virginia move up?
- Personnel Issues
- Virginia Tech
- Huge impact with rebounding
- Shuffling the roster
- Not as large of an issue
- How do the ranked ACC teams stack up?
- The early games will be telling
- North Carolina and Syracuse should be higher
- The question – Clemson
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