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#Clemson runaway selection to repeat as ACC Champions

Clemson is a near-unanimous selection to win its fifth consecutive ACC championship, according to the ACC Kickoff media poll. The Tigers were chosen as the conference champion on 170 out of 173 ballots. Virginia, picked to win the Coastal Division, picked up two votes to win the conference title. Syracuse received one vote. The Tigers …

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#ACCKickoff: Scott Satterfield ready to lay groundwork for Louisville rebuild (AUDIO)

First-year Louisville coach Scott Satterfield has celebrated a lot of wins along the sidelines. Most of those wins came as part of the Appalachian State Mountaineers staff. Satterfield was the quarterbacks coach when App. State famously chopped down Michigan at the Big House in 2007. He was the head coach when the Mountaineers took ninth-ranked …

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#Gamecocks picked fourth in East, Kinlaw and Edwards named to all-conference teams

The 2019 SEC Media poll was released Friday following the conclusion of the SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL. Alabama was the overwhelming selection to repeat as conference champions, followed by Georgia. South Carolina was selected fourth in the East behind Georgia, Florida and Missouri. A large percentage of the votes for the champion came …

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#ACCKickoff: Boston College’s Addazio states case for ACC as best conference (AUDIO)

It can be argued Boston College has overachieved in Steve Addazio’s six seasons at the helm in Chesnut Hill. The Eagles are looking for their fourth consecutive bowl appearance and despite their modest recruiting rankings, have defeated Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech over the past two seasons. The counterpoint, however, is that Boston College …

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#ACCKickoff: Dave Doeren still looking for NC State’s next quarterback (AUDIO)

Last year at this time, NC State was preparing for the season with the full knowledge that Ryan Finley was entrenched as the starting quarterback and had an experienced receiving corps with which to work. The expectations were that the Wolfpack would employ a pass-heavy attack and lean on Finley for points and leadership. Those …

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#ACCKickoff: Wake Forest’s facility upgrades give Dave Clawson reason for optimism in 2019 and beyond (AUDIO)

It’s a formidable challenge to compete at the highest level when the undergraduate enrollment is just 5,102 and you find Clemson and Florida State on your schedule each fall. But Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson spoke with great optimism at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte about his program’s future which includes a $58 million …

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#ACCKickoff: Geoff Collins looks to exceed expectations in first season at Georgia Tech (AUDIO)

Georgia Tech’s Geoff Collins made his first trip to the ACC Kickoff as a head coach Thursday. He’s most notable for his stints as a defensive coordinator at Mississippi State and Florida and a head coach at Temple for the last two seasons. Collins will have his hands full early as his Yellow Jackets open …

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#ACCKickoff: Mack Brown back in the ACC (AUDIO)

North Carolina head coach Mack Brown addressed the media at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, Thursday. Brown returns to North Carolina after winning the 2005 national championship at Texas and a detour into television broadcasting. Brown was 69-46 with the Tar Heels from 1988-1997. Each of his last two seasons in Chapel Hill produced ten …

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#ACCKickoff: Dabo Swinney previews #Clemson (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been all smiles throughout yesterday’s Clemson Media Outing and Wednesday’s #ACCKickoff. He has everyone reason to be confident about repeating a the conference champions and pursuing his third national championship. Swinney did spend some time, however, discussing the trouble that divisional foe Syracuse has given his team the last …

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#ACCKickoff: Tanner Muse and John Simpson (AUDIO)

Clemson safety Tanner Muse and guard John Simpson joined Dabo Swinney Wednesday in Charlotte at the ACC Kickoff. Muse is entering his senior season with the Tigers and is expected to be one of the team’s defensive leaders while Simpson is anchoring an offensive line absorbing the loss of Mitch Hyatt. Since Muse was last …

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#ACC Kickoff: Syracuse coach Dino Babers is fired up (AUDIO)

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers sat down with us as part of the ACC Kickoff and discussed his team’s 10-win campaign, how to close the gap on Clemson, the type of player he’s looking to recruit and what gets him excited about coaching.

#ACC Kickoff: Florida State’s Willie Taggart (AUDIO)

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart spoke to us as part of the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, Wednesday. Taggart’s Seminoles scuffled to a 5-7 record in 2018 but he expects improvement as his offense has had a second offseason to acclimate to the Gulf Coast Offense.