ACC Discussion 2020

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Why are these sportswriter's so high on North Carolina? I get it, the ACC doesn't have a lot to offer in the Coastal. But, the Tar Heels? I think Miami and VT will be better than UNC. I just don't get where this praise is coming from. I don't know... This year is going to be weird. All it takes is a few players contracting COVID and the best teams, become average. So, really hard to say how this season goes.
They already had good athletes but were struggling at QB until Howell came in last year. They had a couple of last minute scores to pull out games early that they would have lost in the past. Howell is a good player and was better than most figured early. Mack flipped him from an earlier commitment. May have been FSU . He was the biggest difference last year. Surratt was not much at QB but has become a very good LB.
 

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It’s not. The Coastal was by far the worst division in P5 last year. I never said they could’ve competed for the division title, but they would’ve had a chance at a .500 record. If UAB played the same schedule GT did last year, they end up with at least 3 wins as well, maybe more.
Agree to disagree. UAB is on par with Georgia Southern and Appalachian State. They might beat a P5 team every once in a while, but that's because it's their marquis game and the P5 team overlooked them. If GT had played UAB's schedule last year with the team they had, GT would have had a better record. UAB does not have the talent or the size GT had last year. GT would UAB 49 of 50 times if they played last year.
 

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Did you watch the game?! If they don’t keep making stupid procedural penalties, they could have won that game. They largely kept King in check who was being named as a dark horse Heisman candidate. It was a 3 point game in the middle of the 3rd. Miami’s depth is what won that game, not their top end talent. Those teams play 10 times, UAB wins at least 4.
Look at my comment to others. 9 of 10 times this game is played, Miami blows them out. 1 of 10 times UAB plays it close because it's their marquis game and Miami was looking past them.
 

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Posted on the Syracuse board by a North Carolina fan..
Florida St clearly still has team dissension. It likely will ruin the season. Norvell may have to run off a dozen or so players before Spring to get the team attitude right to save the 2021 season.

That said, GT looks ready to roll. The team seems be on one page, and it has adjusted to the post-Paul Johnson era. Now I'm glad UNC misses GT this year.
 

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Just typical UNC favoritism in the ACC. Swofford did not want his boys to face the wishbone and that QB duck
Given 5hat there rival is still in conference and ours is out, I think they prioritzed NC State so we’ll still have some rivalries be8ng played this year.
 

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Just typical UNC favoritism in the ACC. Swofford did not want his boys to face the wishbone and that QB duck
The RTP schools did seem to get easier schedules. Here's the ESPN view: https://www.espn.com/college-football/fpi/_/view/resume/group/1/sort/resume.sosremainingrank/dir/asc
  1. Pitt (overall #11 remaining schedule)
  2. Miami (#16)
  3. GT (#17)
  4. FSU (#19)
  5. Notre Dame (#22)
  6. Syracuse (#24)
  7. Louisville (#28)
  8. Clemson (#29)
  9. Wake Forest (#32)
  10. UNC (#34)
  11. BC (#35)
  12. UVa (#38)
  13. VT (#42)
  14. Duke (#43)
  15. NCST (#56)
I've seen other views that put UNC on the bottom. I think even the average fan of even UNC would say they got off easy this year.
 

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Duke will start 0-2 in ACC play again. In the last 25 years, they’ve finished in dead last place in the entire ACC 12 times. I’m still pissed the ACC Media picked us instead of them to finish last. They are almost always last for Pete’s sake.
 

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Hawkins for Louisville and Harris for Miami are good backs. We will have our hands full with them.
Ranking our toughest opponents left imo:
Clemson
ND
Miami
Louisville
BC
Pitt
Duke
NC state
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A couple of years ago, I was looking forward to the “different” 3-4 scheme that Woody was bringing from App State. Louisville runs that scheme (and has almost all of the App State coaches). It reminds me you have to take the good with the bad. Some of this is coaching, but Miami could pretty much dial a touchdown against them by using an unbalanced formation


Here’s some more running to the wrong place (or having bad assignments—I’m not sure which):


Miami might be good this year.
 

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A couple of years ago, I was looking forward to the “different” 3-4 scheme that Woody was bringing from App State. Louisville runs that scheme (and has almost all of the App State coaches). It reminds me you have to take the good with the bad. Some of this is coaching, but Miami could pretty much dial a touchdown against them by using an unbalanced formation


Here’s some more running to the wrong place (or having bad assignments—I’m not sure which):


Miami might be good this year.
Watching that game I am more convinced we can beat Louisville running the ball and doing quick swing passes to the RBs out of the backfield. I also don't think Miami looks unbeatable. IF we just pressure King and keep him in check we win the game.

Miami's kicker is legit though!
 

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Watching that game I am more convinced we can beat Louisville running the ball and doing quick swing passes to the RBs out of the backfield. I also don't think Miami looks unbeatable. IF we just pressure King and keep him in check we win the game.

Miami's kicker is legit though!
Yeah but their kicker will always be runner up to the greatest Miami kicker of all time: 🤣
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Jeff Sims at #2 in the ACC in passing yards. Quez Jackson 1 tackle out of #1 in the ACC.
I am happy with Sims' overall, but I doubt he thinks his play yesterday was something to brag about. UCF DC switched some things around and he missed some key reads. I am also concerned that he seems off on his throws down field. This is all fixable with time, and I have to remember that UCF was a huge step up from FSU.
 

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I am happy with Sims' overall, but I doubt he thinks his play yesterday was something to brag about. UCF DC switched some things around and he missed some key reads. I am also concerned that he seems off on his throws down field. This is all fixable with time, and I have to remember that UCF was a huge step up from FSU.
I hear what you're saying. I'm not "concerned" because these are things I expected to see from a True Freshman. As long as he's progressing, his starting point is high enough for us to win more than we're going to lose. With his progression through the season, I expect we'll see better games against really good talent in the second half of the season.

I don't think UCF's defense was a huge step up from Florida State's.
 

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I hear what you're saying. I'm not "concerned" because these are things I expected to see from a True Freshman. As long as he's progressing, his starting point is high enough for us to win more than we're going to lose. With his progression through the season, I expect we'll see better games against really good talent in the second half of the season.

I don't think UCF's defense was a huge step up from Florida State's.
You may be right. Visually, we just did not have the right mix of something this week. I think we had seven TFL against us and that is just too many.
 

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I think UCFs defensive line was more disruptive than FSUs, with the batted balls (including one for an INT as I recall). I’d take FSU’s Samuel over anyone on UCFs defense, but overall I’d say UCF played better defense last week.
UCFs DL was fast and to me their DTs were effective.
 
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