On the week’s episode of ACC Nation Podcast we continue the ‘Voices Of’ football previews. The play-by-play voices of North Carolina and Miami, Jones Angell and Joe Zagacki give us an insider’s view of the Tar Heels and Hurricanes football programs. As always, we take a look at ACC sports news. This week there’s a key retirement at Virginia Tech. And, we’ll tell you what preseason polls to expect in the coming weeks.
In addition, we eavesdropped on a Notre Dame football presser with Brian Kelly. The head coach of the Irish talked about what quarterback Ian Book is doing to elevate his game.
Read more about the ‘surprise’ (to fans at least) departure of one of Virginia Tech’s mainstays from among the coaching ranks.
Seventeen ACC soccer players have been named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. Read more.
North Carolina And Miami
Preseason polls are beginning to drop and it all started this week with the USA Today Preseason Coaches’ Football Poll. Find out what ACC teams made the grade.
During August there will be preseason polls for field hockey, cross country and volleyball. Next week, the preseason rankings for men’s and women’s soccer will be released.
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North Carolina – Jones Angell
The return of Mack Brown. How two new coordinators will have an impact on the Tar Heels.
How things are changing on the recruiting front.
The big threat on Special Teams.
The Defense – breaking down the line, linebackers and secondary.
The Offense – a new look and tempo should add points.
Who is the quarterback? Where are the strengths?
Breaking down the schedule.
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Miami – Joe Zagacki
A new head coach in Manny Diaz and also two new coordinators. Who are they and what do they bring to the table?
Breaking down the offense -the line, the quarterback competition, running backs and wide receiving corps.
Special Teams – Let’s start with punting. Return and place kicking is solid.
Defense – Look for Miami to get after the ball. A better look from the line to the secondary.
Schedule – The rivalry. Where are the challenges in the ACC?