ACC Kickoff 2021

No Surprise, #Clemson the favorite once again in ACC Football

Clemson is an overwhelming preseason favorite to claim its seventh consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference football title, according to a preseason poll of 147 media voters. The Tigers, who posted a 10-2 record last season while earning a postseason playoff berth for the sixth consecutive year, were also chosen as likely Atlantic Division winners. North Carolina was picked …

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#ACCKickoff: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and players (OG) Matt Bockhorst, (LB) James Skalski and QB DJ Uiagalelei (AUDIO)

The Clemson Tigers wrapped up #ACCKickoff on Thursday in front of a capacity crowd inside the grand ballroom at the Westin Hotel in Uptown Charlotte. Head coach Dabo Swinney was asked multiple questions regarding the new name, image, and likeness legislation. Swinney bristled when his past comments regarding the professionalization of college athletics were brought …

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#ACCKickoff: Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson and players (LB) Luke Masterson, (WR) Jaquarii Roberson and QB Sam Hartman (AUDIO)

Key Stats for Wake Forest: 4-5 last year with a Duke’s Mayo Bowl loss to Wisconsin (42-28). Head coach Dave Clawson is entering his 8th season at Wake Forest and his 13th overall as an FBS head coach. The Demon Deacons return 11 starters on offense and 9 on defense. Sam Hartman (Oceanside Collegiate, SC) …

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#ACCKickoff: Syracuse head coach Dino Babers and players (DL) Josh Black, (WR) Taj Harris, and (OL) Airon Servais (AUDIO)

Key Stats for the Orange: 1-10 record last year with no bowl appearance. Return 9 starters on offense and 10 on defense. Head coach Dino Babers is beginning his 6th season at Syracuse and his 10th overall as a head coach. As you might expect based off of Syracuse’s record, the Orange struggled on both …

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#ACCKickoff: Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield and players (LB) C.J. Avery, (TE) Marshon Ford and QB Malik Cunningham (AUDIO)

Key Stats for Louisville: 4-7 last season with no bowl appearance. Returning 7 starters on offense and six on defense. The Cardinals have bounced between good and bad seasons the last four years. 8-5 in 2017, 2-10 in 2018, 8-5 in 2019, and 4-7 last year. Offensively, the Cardinals return quarterback Malik Cunningham. The junior …

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#ACCKickoff: NC State head coach Dave Doeren and players (C) Grant Gibson, (LB) Payton Wilson and QB Devin Leary (AUDIO)

Key Stats for the Wolfpack: 8-4 record last year, lost in the Gator Bowl to Kentucky 23-21. Return 9 starters on offense and 10 on defense. Favorable home schedule has the Wolfpack hosting both division favorites: Clemson (9/25) and North Carolina (11/26). Offensively, NC State returns a great deal of experience with their top three …

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#ACCKickoff: Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley and players (OL) Zion Jackson, (DE) Marcus Valdez and QB Phil Jurkovec (AUDIO)

Key Stats for BC: 6-5 last year with no bowl appearance. Returning 9 starters on offense and 8 on defense. 2nd year head coach Jeff Hafley brings a wealth of NFL experience to Boston College having served as an assistant with the Bucs, Browns, and 49ers before coaching at Ohio State in 2019. Offensively, the …

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#ACCKickoff: Florida State head coach Mike Norvell and players (DE) Jermaine Johnson II, QBs Jordan Travis and McKenzie Milton (AUDIO)

Key Stats for FSU: 3-6 last year with no bowl appearance. Return 10 starters on offense and 7 on defense (Youngest team in CFB in ’20). Over the last four years, Florida State has posted a 21-26 overall record with their only CFP appearance coming in 2015. Offensively, the Seminoles have two options at quarterback. …

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#ACCKickoff: Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins and players (LB) Ayinde Eley, (DJ) Juanyeh Thomas and QB Jeff Sims (AUDIO)

Key Stats for GT: 3-7 last year with no bowl appearance. Return 7 starters on offense and 10 on defense. That should help improve a unit that gave up 37 ppg and nearly 460 yards per contest. The Yellow Jackets ranked next to last in both scoring and total defense last year in ACC rankings. …

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#ACCKickoff: Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall & players (SAF) Joey Blount, (WR/QB) Keytaon Thompson and (QB) Brennan Armstrong (AUDIO)

Key Stats for the Cavaliers: Last year 5-5 with no bowl appearance. As good as Virginia has been at home under Mendenhall, they’ve been just as bad on the road. Last year, UVA was 5-1 in Charlottesville, but lost all four of its road games (Clemson, Wake Forest, Miami, and Virginia Tech). During Mendenhall’s five …

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#ACCKickoff: Duke head coach David Cutcliffe and players (DT) Dewayne Carter, (RB) Mataeo Durant and QB Gunnar Holmberg (AUDIO)

Key Stats on the Blue Devils: Struggled to a 2-9 (1-9 ACC) mark last year. Pretty easy to see why; Duke’s 39 turnovers led the nation. Further, the Blue Devils were a -19 in turnover margin, which also ranked last in the country. Offensively, Mataeo Durant is on the Maxwell Award (top player nationally) preseason …

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#ACCKickoff: Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi and players (WR) Jordan Addison, (DE) Deslin Alexandre and QB Kenny Pickett.

Key Stats on Pittsburgh: 6-5 last year with no bowl appearance. The Panthers will have to improve on offense to have any shot to contend in the Coastal Division. Last season, Pittsburgh fielded the second worst offense in the ACC, generating just 380 yards per game. They were buoyed by the other side of the …

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