The Football Podcast about a Basketball Conference, featuring ACC experts Mike McDaniel and Joey Weaver.
The guys are back, previewing all of the ACC's Week 3 action, including: Virginia Tech is ranked and undefeated, and yet they're an underdog on the road against an unranked West Virginia team? Something stinks here. Joey picked North Carolina to win the Coastal, Mike picked Miami, and neither is particularly confident in their selected champions this week. Did Georgia Tech's coaching staff learn anything after last year's obscene beatdown at the hands of Clemson? Things have gotten so dire, so quickly for Florida State that even Joey can't pick them against Wake Forest. All of that, plus locks of the week, VanGorderCoin wagers, other interests around the country, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" with a minimum $100 deposit for a 125% bonus at BetUS.com! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We knew that Week 2 in the ACC would include someone losing to an FCS team....we just didn't know who, when, or how. Well... Florida State lost in excruciatingly painful fashion, and we should really start to question what we thought we knew about them at this time last week. Pittsburgh scored more points than Tennessee did on Saturday, which was good, but their overall performance left a few things to be desired. NC State lost convincingly to an average Mississippi State team, leaving us wondering exactly how that happened. Miami just barely found a way to survive against App State. Boston College won the battle against UMass, but may have lost the war in losing Phil Jurkovec for an extended period following a wrist injury. All of that, plus weekly awards, a couple of listener questions get answered, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The guys are back previewing Week 2 in the ACC, as the conference looks to follow-up a less-than-ideal Week 1 by getting back on track with a full slate of out-of-conference games, including: - Pittsburgh is only a slight favorite in Knoxville against a really underwhelming Tennessee fan -- the Panthers are going to dominate here...right?!? - NC State heads to Starkville for a really interesting matchup against Mike Leach's Mississippi State team, where the Wolfpack will try to contain the Bulldogs' Air Raid offense. - Can Miami and Virginia Tech avoid the huge emotional letdowns in matchups they should win comfortably? - The ACC has 6 games against FCS opponents this week, including two that could legitimately end up as fireable offenses if the ACC squad were to lose....so, is anyone losing this week? All of this, plus locks of the week, VanGorderCoin bets, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" with a minimum $100 deposit for a 125% bonus at BetUS.com! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The guys got together to recap the action from an eventful Week 1 in the ACC, including: Clemson's loss to Georgia might just point to a little bit more mortality from them than we've seen in recent years. The issue with Miami's loss to Alabama isn't the "what", it's the "how". Florida State looked SIGNIFICANTLY improved in an overtime loss to a high-caliber Notre Dame team. Virginia Tech's win over North Carolina taught us quite a bit about both programs and what they'll be capable of this year. Georgia Tech lost to Northern Illinois, and Joey's pretty much done with the Geoff Collins era. Lots of teams in the conference took care of their business and won comfortably! All of this, plus the return of weekly awards, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
At long last, it's time to talk about actual football as the 2021 ACC Football season gets started! We previewed all 13 (!!!) games on this weekend's slate involving ACC teams, including: North Carolina visits Virginia Tech to kick off conference play within the ACC, and there's plenty of good reason that the spread projects this game to be as close as it does... Clemson takes on an extremely talented georgia team in Charlotte in a game that should set the tone for the rest of the season and the chase for a College Football Playoff berth....unless it doesn't? Miami gets a shot at taking down Alabama, and we're here to tell you why this game may well be closer than you think. Georgia Tech is an 18-point favorite against literally anyone, and yet that's not as crazy as it sounds after the last couple of years. Plus, another new pick-tracking game, Mike's got a LOT of pent-up locks he needs to get out, other picks we're interested in this weekend, and much more! Use promo code "GOACC" with a minimum $100 deposit for a 125% bonus at BetUS.com! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
With our team previews wrapped up, it's time for one last look at the conference as a whole before we jump in to Week 1 action. We take a look at: What are our takes on each team's win total? More importantly, which ones are we interested in betting? Who wins each division, who takes home the conference crown, who wins Coach and Player of the Year, and....how many jobs are coming open this year? What are the exact standings in each division? All of this, including a new game featuring an exciting new currency, new sponsors, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" with a minimum $100 deposit for a 125% bonus at BetUS.com! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We wrap up our Season Previews series with a look at the Duke Blue Devils in 2021, with some help from our friend Steve Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) of the Herald-Sun and the Raleigh News-Observer. There was plenty to discuss, including: Is it time for Duke and David Cutcliffe to go their separate ways, and if not, what type of season would expedite that divorce? Will Gunnar Holmberg be able to limit turnovers better than Chase Brice did in 2020? There's no clear returning star on the defensive line -- but that's not a problem, historically, in Durham. All of this, plus a look at a tough schedule, record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
As we near the end of our Season Previews series, we brought on Matt Carter from The Wolfpacker (@TheWolfpacker) on the Rivals network to preview NC State's upcoming 2021 campaign. We hit on various topics of note in Raleigh, including: Perceptions and narratives around Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack program are all accurate, depending on how you want to frame them. What's the ceiling for this offense (with all of its returning production) if Devin Leary is able to stay healthy for the entire season? Just how good can this defense be, even after the loss of Alim McNeil up front? All of that, plus a look at a workable schedule, record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We continue our Season Previews with a look at Mike's Hokies, as we're joined by his ESPN Blacksburg colleagues Paul VanWagoner (@PaulVWags) and Andrew Alix (@AndrewAlixRadio) in one of the most ambitious crossover events of all time. There was a ton to discuss, INCLUDING: What will it take this year for Justin Fuente to keep his job, following a postseason press conference where the AD announced he wouldn't be fired last year? Braxton Burmeister is an impressive athlete, but can he refine his passing enough to ensure balance within the Hokies' offense? Is this the best receiving corps in the ACC? Year 1 under Justin Hamilton saw the defense struggle but also show flashes of greatness -- can they be more consistent in Year 2? PLUS, a look at a schedule that could go a variety of different ways, record predictions, references to wrestling, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
Our Season Previews continue, as we're visited by the incredible Lauren Brownlow (@LEBrownlow) of 99.9 The Fan and WRALSportsFan.com to preview the Tar Heels in 2021. The media's preseason favorite in the Coastal still has questions to answer though, including: What development is needed from Sam Howell to keep up the offensive production? Just how important is Tennessee RB transfer Ty Chandler to the offense this year? Can the defense put it all together in Year 3 under Jay Bateman? PLUS, a somewhat tricky schedule, win predictions, who's got UNC heading to Charlotte, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We're coming down the stretch of our Season Previews series, as this time we visit with Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) from The Drive on 93.9 The Ville to discuss the ACC's newest members as they attempt to bounce back from a tough 2020 campaign, including: Scott Satterfield and his staff didn't follow up 2019's 8-5 finish particularly well, finishing 4-7, with Satterfield then getting caught interviewing for the South Carolina job. Is Scott Satterfield really already on the hot seat going into Year 3? Can Malik Cunningham take a significant step forward and reduce his turnovers to help elevate a new supporting cast of skill talent? Is Year 3 when the defense will finally start to really gel under Bryan Brown? All of this, plus a schedule that makes Louisville one of the conference's biggest wild cards this year, record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We continue our Season Previews series with a visit to Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillFA) in Winston-Salem, as we preview the Steamin' Deacs in 2021: How long will Dave Clawson realistically stay at Wake Forest? Sam Hartman enters his ~16th year in the program, with most of his supporting cast returning. What does that mean for the Deacs' offense this fall? Does the schedule set up in a way that lends itself towards Wake making another bowl? All of this, plus record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We continue our Season Previews with a look at Joey's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, with some help in the form of a visit from JacketsOnline.com's Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan). We enter Year 3 of the Geoff Collins era on the Flats with much to discuss, including: We always knew it would take some time to rebuild Georgia Tech's offense after moving away from Paul Johnson's spread option scheme -- but how much longer should this realistically take? Jeff Sims had some major highs and lows in 2020 as a true freshman -- what will it take for him to take the next step this year? With lots of talent and continuity, will the secondary return to its 2019 levels of productivity, or continue the slump it saw in 2020? What's even a reasonable expectation record-wise against one of the toughest schedules in all of college football? All of that, plus record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
Our Season Previews series continues, this time with a visit from former Florida State fullback James Coleman (@BigGameJames_36). Following his former coach's passing, James reminisces for a while about some of his favorite memories and moments from playing for Bobby Bowden, before previewing the Noles' upcoming season, including: Mike Norvell has some major standards to live up to in Year 2, particularly considering how his predecessor was treated The QB situation in Tallahassee probably isn't as cloudy as we're being led to believe... Even with a difficult schedule, a bowl game is the bare minimum for this team. All of that, plus record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We continue our season preview series with a visit to Charlottesville and our old friend Justin Ferber (@Justin_Ferber) from CavsCorner.com on the Rivals network, who helped us to preview the Cavaliers' 2021 campaign, including: - There are competing mindsets in the UVA fan base regarding whether to be optimistic about the Hoos' final record this year....so, which one is more right? - Bronco Mendenhall enters Year 6, having really impressed us and generally having outperformed expectations from when he was hired. - Will Brennan Armstrong and Wayne Taulapapa be able to take significant steps towards bolstering Virginia's rushing attack? (Aside from Armstrong's improv, of course...) - The defense gave up TONS of big plays in the passing game in 2020...why will (or won't) that improve? All of that, plus a look at the schedule, record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
Our team previews series continues with a visit to William Qualkinbush (@QualkTalk) of 105.5 The Roar in Upstate South Carolina, who's back discussing the six-time defending ACC Champions. There's plenty to discuss coming into this year, including: Trevor Lawrence is gone, but "DJU" stepped in for a couple of games last year and proved what he's capable of. With minimal depth behind him, will he be able to continue that level of production for a full season? Even with lots of offensive skill talent headed to the NFL, this is just looking like another reloading year for the Tigers on offense. Could this really be Clemson's best defensive line under Dabo Swinney? Should we all look at this as just a one-game regular season at this point? All of that, plus record predictions, season win total picks, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The guys continue the Team Previews series with a visit to Dan Rubin (@BCDanRubin) of BCEagles.com to preview year 2 of Jeff Hafley's tenure in Chestnut Hill, including: Phil Jurkovec put together an impressive first season after transferring from Notre Dame -- what worked so well, so quickly? In all, the Eagles' offense loses one important piece...and yet everyone's feeling great about improvement over last season. The offense took a major step forward in 2020, while the defense took a considerable step back -- is there reason for hope entering this season? It sounds a bit crazy, but....is an 11-1 finish TRULY on the table for Boston College? All of this, plus record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
Team previews resume, as this time we caught up with Nate Mink (@MinkNate) of Syracuse.com to talk about the Orange in 2021: - The on-field results over Dino Babers' tenure haven't been consistently great, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's on the hot seat heading into this fall. - Tommy DeVito is back...but not necessarily the returning starter? - Will the Orange defense continue to be a sore spot, or were there some subtle improvements last year to build on into this year? - How is it possible that the out-of-conference schedule went from relatively easy to relatively difficult in just 3 years? All of this, plus record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
With this week's rumors surrounding Texas and Oklahoma looking to leave the Big XII and supposedly join the SEC, we got together to quickly discuss what that would mean for the ACC. Is the ACC in danger now? Would schools potentially look to leave the ACC for another conference? If looking to add one or more teams, who might the ACC target? All of this, plus some great insight into how Pittsburgh's athletic department functions from a listener, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
Our team previews series continues, as this time we visit with long-time friend of the program Jim Hammett (@JimHammett) from Panther-Lair.com to discuss Pittsburgh's interesting upcoming season, including: Pat Narduzzi enters Year 7 as the Panthers' head coach, still trying to break out from the 7-8 win per year rhythm the program has been in the whole time. It's time to ask the annual question -- is there heat on Narduzzi to show improved results this fall? The Panthers' out-of-conference schedule sets up in a way that may enable them to do something they haven't done in a long while, as Jim drops a not-so-great statistic that blew both of our minds. Kenny Pickett returns for his thirteenth and final season, and for his third year of working with OC Mark Whipple. Combined with a ton of returning talent on offense, can that duo finally make some magic in a way they haven't been able to do the past two years? The defense sees lots of turnover from some extremely talented players -- but that's also where Pittsburgh has recruited best over the past few years. Is this a defensive rebuild, or reload? All of that, plus a schedule that's either fortuitous or treacherous (depending on how you look at it), record predictions, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We kick off our season preview series in the only way we know how -- with a visit to StateOfTheU.com's one and only Cam Underwood (@UnderwoodSports)! We preview what looks to be a pivotal season in Manny Diaz's tenure, including: How bad is the Alabama game looking, realistically? After that, the season *should* all come down to one single divisional game -- and Cam's feeling good about it. Is Manny Diaz's playcalling enough to fix some of the Canes' defensive struggles from last year? Can the Hurricanes put it all together, win the Coastal Division, and make a New Year's Six game this year? All of this, and MUCH more as we begin our official preparations for the ACC in 2021! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The guys are back, kicking off season 6 of the podcast as we start looking at the 2021 season. Mike's married, and Joey helps to recap the wedding weekend that was. PLUS, we compare our rankings of the ACC's 14 coaches to that of CBS/247Sports' Chip Patterson's rankings, including: - How could Joey have someone other than Dabo Swinney at #1? - Why would Mike rank FSU's Mike Norvell in his top 5 despite such a short track record? - Can you BELIEVE some of the rankings at the bottom of the list? All of this, plus a look ahead at our Season 6 preview content to come, and much MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
We wrap up Season 5 with a deep-dive of our thoughts on the proposed expansion of the College Football Playoff, along with reflections on the season that was and a look ahead to Mike's upcoming wedding. All of this, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The guys are back after a short hiatus, getting caught up on the minimal amount of news we've had over the past month, including: The ACC had 6 players taken in the NFL Draft, and all but one team had someone drafted Where will Georgia Tech's team be strongest this year? Is there anything in it for the Irish if Notre Dame joins the ACC...and do we want them in the conference anyways? We've got some initial season win totals to go through! All of this, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The guys are back, answering several listener questions on all sorts of ACC-related topics, including: When will the ACC abandon its current division structure for the sake of scheduling? Who's relatively unknown and set to break out as an NFL-caliber player in the ACC? How, exactly, would we classify Virginia's offensive scheme? What should we expect from Boston College in 2021? Is there a way that the ACC could split up, such that it would benefit the individual schools in the conference more? All of this, and much more!! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
The guys are back, taking an idea from the Andy Staples Show and ranking the ACC's head coaching jobs, all the way from 1 through 14. What makes each job unique? How clear are the divisions between where each job is ranked? Where do Mike and Joey disagree on the various jobs? All of this, and much more! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
We welcomed back William Qualkinbush (@QualkTalk) to catch-up on the status of Clemson during a very interesting offseason, including: 2020 saw Clemson win another conference championship and score another College Football Playoff berth...so why didn't it feel like a success? When will we hear from Brent Venables after his defense struggled so badly against Ohio State? With his name coming up frequently in coaching searches lately, what is the likelihood that Tony Elliott is the next Clemson assistant to leave for a head coaching position? What are the holes in D.J.U.'s game he needs to work out before his first full year as a starter, and how will the offense look different with him behind center? All of this, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The guys are back at it, visiting with Dan Rubin (@BCDanRubin) to discuss the first year of the Jeff Hafley tenure at Boston College. -- Both Joey and Mike had relatively low expectations (that were exceeded drastically) -- how surprised was the Eagles' fanbase at how the season turned out? -- What made Phil Jurkovec so special, so quickly? -- Just how close was Boston College to pulling off the upset of the year in 2020 in Death Valley? All of this, and MORE! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
CONTENT WARNING - This episode contains substantial strong language and discussion of heavy alcohol intake. It contains almost nothing pertaining to ACC football. After 5 long years, Mike and Joey finally met in person to celebrate Mike's bachelor status before he gets married this summer. What follows is an update on how the bachelor party was going, what meeting was like, and much, much more.
After a short weather-induced hiatus, the guys are back, taking a look at Bill Connelly's initial 2021 SP+ Projections as it relates to the ACC. Which teams seem rated too highly, which seem rated too lowly, and who's about right? Also, why are there two HUGE gaps between the top, middle, and bottom of the conference -- and does that make sense? PLUS, things are quiet around the ACC, but this week is a huge one for our podcast in particular. All of that, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
NC State finished the 2020 season far better than Mike or Joey predicted them to, ending up 8-4 and spending most of the second half of the season ranked. The guys got together with Steven Muma (@akulawolf) of BackingthePack.com to recap the season and what went so well for the Wolfpack. How did the fanbase's outlook on Dave Doeren change from the summer through the end of the season? How did the team survive Devin Leary's season-ending injury? What made them so good defensively? Can they put up a comparable encore performance in 2021? All of this, and MORE! Get 20% off your first order using promo code "GOACC" at checkout at HomefieldApparel.com!
Mike and Joey got together to celebrate the return of the college football video game from EA Sports, talk about what to expect and when to expect it, as well as to discuss some of the features like they'd see in the game. From there, we reviewed the recruiting results following National Signing Day and why this year's results maybe aren't quite as indicative of future production as with most years. Finally, we close with a couple of mailbag questions encompassing everything from division-less structures, to the future of the ACC, to...ringtones? Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off of your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
With the ACC's 2021 schedule released on Thursday, the guys got together to review everyone's schedules as we begin looking towards the fall. How did everyone do in scheduling out-of-conference? Were they appropriately difficult? Way too easy? And then, who got screwed with bye weeks and away games? All of that, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" for 20% off your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
The guys are back, kicking off our team recaps series with a look at a fascinating Miami team. The Hurricanes had a roller coaster of a year in 2020, and we brought in Cam Underwood to take a look back and make sense of it all. What does the 2020 season say about Manny Diaz's program, and what changes are needed coming out? What's the latest on D'Eriq King, and what's the backup plan if he's not available? All of that, and much more! Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
With the season having come to an end, we're looking back at the predictions that we made in early September and assessing just how we did. Which teams did we have perfectly pegged, and which did we miss completely on (and why did we miss so badly)? Further, did our Player and Coach of the Year picks make sense in retrospect? We'll also go ahead and give our Offensive and Defensive POY awards, as well as our Coach of the Year award on the season. Finally, which teams are trending upwards and downwards headed into next season? All of this, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
Mike and Joey are back, for a special episode where they preview and discuss who they think will win the upcoming National Championship Game between Alabama and Ohio State, before diving into some listener questions, including: - Which ACC programs do they have a "love-hate" relationship with? - After a year of being an official part of the conference, should Notre Dame join the ACC full-time? Will they? - Which programs have recently had to deal with a true "Year 0" in the ACC, and how does that affect expectations for the coaches accordingly? - How would we reorganize the ACC from a divisional standpoint, and from a scheduling standpoint? All of that, and MORE!
Mike and Joey got together to recap the ACC's bowl games, which...really could have gone better for the conference. - Clemson shocked us both, not just losing, but by getting blown out by Ohio State. What went wrong for the Tigers, and what did the Buckeyes do to dominate the game so handily? - Notre Dame lost to Alabama by 17, but never felt particularly threatening to win the game outright. What held the Irish back from being able to threaten Alabama, and how far are they away, realistically? - A shorthanded North Carolina went toe-to-toe with CFP snub Texas A&M, and put together a really promising showing while coming up short late in the game. What does this mean for the Tar Heels headed into next year? - Miami had every reason to quit after going down early against Oklahoma State and then losing D'Eriq King to injury, but was able to claw their way back and nearly completed the comeback to win. What should we learn from that, and how impactful is the King injury? All of this, plus looks at the Gator and Mayo bowls, what comes next from Basketball Conference, and MORE!
The guys are back for one more round of bowl previews, this time looking at a pair of teams from North Carolina headed south for two of the most prestigious bowls with ACC ties, including: - NC State takes on Kentucky in the Gator Bowl, and we're not entirely sure why the Wolfpack are the underdogs here....? Can Dave Doeren's team top off a really strong 2020 campaign with a bowl victory? - Finally, North Carolina heads to South Beach to take on Texas A&M in the Orange Bowl. Will several key opt-outs spell doom for the Tar Heels, or might the Aggies struggle with motivation after missing out on the playoff? Support the show by using promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off of your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
The guys are back, getting you prepped for the College Football Playoff, which this year features ACC teams in both semifinal games, including: - The good news? Notre Dame gets a shot at redemption after being blown out in the ACC Championship Game, in the Rose Bowl that's now being played in...Texas? Sure. The bad news? Notre Dame gets Alabama, who's scored a ton of points against everyone all year. Can the Irish keep up and knock off the Crimson Tide? - For the third time in five years, Clemson meets Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The first two saw the Tigers win, but in VERY different ways. Can the Tigers make it 3-0 over the Buckeyes, and which of the previous games will this resemble more? - And while we're here....is Clemson being a constant Playoff entrant good for our enjoyment of ACC football? All of this, and MORE!
We kick off bowl previews with a look at a pair of late December bowl games designed to get your diet back on track after an indulgent holiday season! - Miami takes on Oklahoma State in Orlando in the Cheez-It Bowl, looking to get their postseason edge back following an embarrassing showing in last year's Independence Bowl. In a game where several of the teams' best players have opted out, who has the edge this year? - Wake Forest meets Wisconsin in the Duke's Mayo Bowl in Charlotte, trying to punctuate a season that's seen mixed results for both teams. Will the Demon Deacons be able to hold up against a physically imposing Wisconsin team? All of this, plus Picks of the Week, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off of your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
The guys are back, recapping Clemson's dominant win over Notre Dame for the ACC Championship. What were the keys to the game that caused the game to get so lopsided, and how was this different than these teams' first meeting in South Bend? Afterwards, we found out that both Clemson and Notre Dame will be in the College Football Playoff, despite some frustrating arguments from the college football community surrounding the whole selection process. Finally, a quick look at the ACC's Bowl lineup and matchups! Head over to HomefieldApparel.com and use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off your first order!
The guys are back, finally previewing in-depth the rematch of Clemson and Notre Dame. The Irish won the first game in double overtime at home with Clemson missing Trevor Lawrence among some of their other best players. Now, they meet on a neutral field, and Clemson is a double-digit favorite -- how can we make sense of that spread? Elsewhere, there's one last regular season matchup to preview, we discuss several other conference championship games, and finally make our predictions for the final College Football Playoff field that we'll learn about shortly after the conclusion of Saturday's conference championships. All of that, plus Picks of the Week, and MORE!
The guys took some time today to get together and discuss a couple of updates that have come across in the last 48 hours, including: - Contrary to what we thought was going to happen, Virginia Tech elected to keep Justin Fuente for at least another season....was that a good idea? - There are several transfers to discuss, including players leaving conference teams, and others entering the conference. What do those transfers mean for their individual teams? - The ACC has named a new commissioner to replace John Swafford, and he comes highly regarded in general! All of this and more in this impromptu episode!
The guys are back, recapping an interesting Week 14 in the ACC, featuring: - North Carolina set a ton of records in an absolute rout of Miami, racking up over 500 rushing yards and nearly 800 yards of total offense! - Virginia Tech finished their season, and potentially the Justin Fuente era, on a high note by reclaiming the Commonwealth Cup from Virginia. - Louisville avoided turnovers, and looked really good against Wake Forest! Those might be related? All of this, plus frustration with the Pittsburgh-Georgia Tech game, weekly awards, and MUCH more! Use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off of your first order at HomefieldApparel.com!
The guys got together to preview a Week 14 in the ACC, where we're starting to question some teams' motivations, including: - In our final ranked matchup of the regular season, North Carolina heads to Miami with a potential Orange Bowl berth on the line. Each team has significant flaws that are ripe for being exploited -- which team will get it done? - Virginia heads to Blacksburg to take on Mike's Hokies, looking to make it two wins in a row for the Commonwealth Cup. With everything going on around the program, is there reason to believe that the Hokies are in good enough shape to pull this off and potentially save Justin Fuente's job? - Wake Forest heads to Louisville to take on a Cardinals team whose head coach has spent the last week talking more about the South Carolina job than his current one. With Tutu Atwell having opted out, will Louisville really be ready to play this one? All of this, plus DOUBLE-BARREL PICKS OF THE WEEK, and MORE!
Mike and Joey got together to recap the Week 13 action from the ACC, including: - Clemson and Notre Dame both won comfortably, but the guys didn't feel particularly inspired by either team's performances...are there causes for concern as both programs look ahead towards the Conference Championship Game and potential College Football Playoff appearances? - NC State took care of Georgia Tech in Raleigh, avenging last year's loss to the Yellow Jackets, but Georgia Tech continues showing signs of development. - The guys weren't sure that Virginia should've been favored against Boston College, but the 'Hoos took care of business and ran up a ton of offense on the way to beating the Eagles. - Miami hasn't historically fared particularly well in Durham late in the year, but made quick work of a Duke team that might be getting worse each week. All of this, plus weekly awards, and MORE!
The guys are back, previewing another week packed with ACC action, including: - The ACC made a couple more schedule changes over the last few days, and it's brought out a really dumb response from the SEC commissioner! - Clemson is a huge road favorite in Blacksburg, and Notre Dame is a huge home favorite against Syracuse....which one should be on upset alert? - Georgia Tech heads to Raleigh with a chance to keep up the momentum following a win over Duke, while NC State tries to get right after a rough game in the Carrier Dome. - Why isn't Boston College favored over Virginia? - Miami heads to Durham to play Duke, late in the season, in cold weather....thankfully that's never gone poorly in the past! All of this, plus Picks of the Week, and MORE!
The guys are back after a long Thanksgiving weekend, recapping a fun and interesting set of ACC games, including: - Notre Dame and North Carolina looked to be a shootout in the first quarter, but quickly became a display of the Irish defense's prominence, and left us realizing just how high the ceiling is for them. - Clemson finally got to play again after several weeks off, and made quick work of an outmanned Pittsburgh team. - Joey was in attendance at the Georgia Tech-Duke game, and it was a total mess...that made for some really brilliant television! All of that, plus weekly awards (and there were no shortage of candidates for those) and much, much more!
The guys are back, previewing a Thanksgiving week slate of ACC games that looks a little different than in most years. Instead of several games against out-of-conference rivals, we're blessed this year with a slate of exclusively in-conference action, including: - We kick things off on the afternoon of Black Friday, when #2 Notre Dame pays a visit to #19 North Carolina for their final test before an inevitable appearance in the ACC Championship Game. Will the Irish continue rolling, or will the Tar Heels' offense be enough to pull off an upset? - Clemson hasn't played in weeks, and Dabo Swinney is starting to lash out against the media in frustration. Pittsburgh is headed to Death Valley this weekend to take on an angry Tigers team looking to prove a point. Don't overthink this one. - Louisville is looking to keep the momentum going on a trip to Boston College where the Eagles are an incredibly small favorite. Are the Cardinals really on the same level as Boston College right now? - Georgia Tech hasn't played since Halloween day, and is set to face a Duke team that won't have played in 3 full weeks. Who knows what to expect from these teams? All of this, plus a look at the new College Football Playoff rankings, Picks of the Week, and MORE!
The guys are back, recapping a very eventful Week 11 of ACC action, despite only having 4 games to discuss. The biggest things to discuss were: - Clemson-FSU was cancelled just hours before the game was due to kick off, and the resulting bickering through the media hasn't really made anyone look any better. - Syracuse looked absolutely listless on Friday night against a Louisville team that's struggled so far this year...and it's probably time for us to have some more discussions about the potential of moving on from Dino Babers, and whether that would even fix anything! - Virginia Tech hit a new low in getting blown out by Pittsburgh on Saturday, and Mike gave a TON of insight on this being the beginning of the end of the Justin Fuente era in Blacksburg. All of this, plus weekly awards, and MORE!
Mike and Joey are back again to preview some Week 11 ACC action, joined once again by Cam Underwood (@UnderwoodSports) of StateoftheU.com this week! The Georgia Tech-Miami and Wake Forest-Duke games have been postponed, but there's still plenty of interesting action on the schedule for this weekend, including: - Syracuse kicks off the weekend with a trip to Louisville, where a pair of 1-6 teams are looking to finish their seasons on a positive note. - Clemson is back after a bye week, and so is Trevor Lawrence, as the Tigers head to Tallahassee to take on a degrading Florida State team...and let's just say that Cam isn't too upset about watching Florida State get pummeled. - Virginia Tech tries to get their season back on track with a trip to Pittsburgh, which hasn't exactly been the most successful road trip for them historically. All of this, PLUS a quick look at Bowling Green's game this week (hint: it didn't go great), picks of the week, and MORE! Remember to shop at HomefieldApparel.com and use promo code "GOACC" at checkout for 20% off your first order!