ACC Pre-Season Preview

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  1. runthepound

    runthepound Get on the Bus!

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    ACC Pre-Season Preview

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    ACC – Atlantic Division

    Florida State Seminoles

    FSU and Coach Runthepound are back at it and are hoping to make a run at another ACC Title. The Seminoles come into the season ranked #1. Rightfully so with a great squad taking the field again this year. The Noles return all of their skill position starters on offense with some very tight battle going on for playing time. The Noles have gained some speed on the offense and look to incorporate it in their offensive game plan. Jason Scott will take snaps with the #1 offense as will Scott Meyers at HB, who overtook last years All American Dusty Thompson who will start the season as a backup. The defense will field one of the best secondary’s in the country. All American CB Thomas Bailey returns along with partner Joel Carr locking down the other side. DT Stephen Taylor will be eating up space in the middle of the D Line.
    Predicted Finish: 14-0 Return to glory

    N.C. State Wolf pack

    NC State comes into this season ranked #11, their highest preseason ranking in years. Coach Mr. Tide has done wonders with a team that is usually a middle of the road team in the ACC. Coach Tide inherited some of the former regime’s recruits and it has paid off in a big way. The Wolf pack is loaded with talent. Most of the key offensive positions return, most notably QB Courtney Stanley and HB Maurice Washington. Both players were All Americans last year and look to build on their performances from 1 year ago. Word on the street is that NC State may be changing their offense to better suit the speed of the QB and the backs. The defense will be stacked as well. All American FS David Gorman, OLB Eddie Johnson, and SS Sam Moore all return to the Defense. The Wolfpack D will be much improved from last season with 3 of their leaders returning.
    Predicted Finish: 9-4 New offensive scheme was a flop


    ACC – Coastal Division

    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

    Georgia Tech starts the season at a lofty #2 ranking. The Jackets lost a very tight battle in the National Championship game against the Florida Gators, 20-13. Although the loss was disappointing, the Yellow Jackets have plenty to build off of. After winning the ACC in 2015, Mark Sowell, Tech’s leading Passer and Rusher, returns to attempt to gain what his team fell short of last season. Sowell could have easily left for a definite 1st round selection in the NFL draft, but college and his team were too much to leave behind. The opportunity to leave for the NFL also weighed heavy on the mind of All American OLB Roderick Scott. Selected as the Best LB in the nation in 2013 and 2015, Scott is still also hungry for that national title. Sowell and Scott will have a great supporting cast returning to help them on both sides of the ball. HB's Donte Hawk and Lance High will spell Sowell in the running game and WR William Thompson returns in his pursuit to be as good as Xavier Fitzpatrick, his predecessor. On the defensive side, All American SS Antwan Stanford and CB Mike Rogers will clean up the scraps left behind by the defensive front 7.
    Predicted Finish: 12-2 All Americans should have gone pro.

    Miami Hurricanes

    Is Miami back or not? The Canes enter the season at #10 based on returning players and not success over the last few years. The Canes have dropped off somewhat over the last 2 years. Some feel that Coach JCA's discipline and desire to bring in good character players has set the Canes back from the Thug mentality and swagger of the olden days. Regardless, Coach JCA's players are set on bringing the program back to its title days in the ACC. No one wants a title more than 2 year starter Jr. QbDarrell Marquardt. Marquardt knows the lofty expectations he brought in when he decided to play in Miami. The Media fully expected the QB to be the missing piece from previous years and this season is his time to shine. Coming off a season where he threw 31 TD's to 4 INT's, the time is now. Last years backup HB now has the rushing responsibilities solely on his shoulders. WR's John Bennett, Austin Copeland, and Kirk griffin look to pick up the slack left behind from the departed Art Felder. Defensively, the strength of the team will be in the secondary. All American CB Bobby Montoya leads a talented group of defenders. CB Jared Plummer and SS Melvin Booker also hope to lock down the pass happy ACC.
    Predicted Finish: 10-2 Marquardt leads the Canes to the promise land, but they are just looking.

    Predictions

    ACC Atlantic Division Winner: Florida State

    ACC Coastal Division Winner: Miami

    ACC Winner: Florida State
     
  2. MisterTIDE51

    MisterTIDE51 Walk On

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    great write up rtp man very in depth
     
  3. JFunk34

    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    Gee not biased at all.
     
  4. runthepound

    runthepound Get on the Bus!

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    just for fun man. I figured I would be bold for once. Took notes from Shadow.
     
  5. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    wow....great write up RTP. You really did your homework knowing all the players and standings over the years
     
  6. GSUtiger

    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    nice write up. i see you put yourself back as the king of the ACC and back in the NC game
     
  7. JFunk34

    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    Not the best figure to emulate. ;)
     
  8. runthepound

    runthepound Get on the Bus!

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    Get your work done and then we'll talk. (y)
     

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