ACC Nation Podcast


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?

ACC Basketball

  • 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
  • Virginia
  • 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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