CFN ACC Preview 2019: Miami And FSU, Where Are You?

CFN ACC Preview 2019: Miami And FSU, Where Are You?


CFN ACC Preview 2019: Miami And FSU, Where Are You?


Game Of The Year

Virginia at Miami, Oct. 11

Assuming the Atlantic is a foregone conclusion, the fun will be in the Coastal. Will Virginia Tech rise back up? Can Georgia Tech become a factor? Will Duke or North Carolina be able to make any noise, or will Pitt be able to reload?

Maybe on all of that, but Virginia looks like the division’s toughest team, and Miami appears to be the most dangerous one. Considering what both teams will still have to deal with, the loser isn’t guaranteed to be out of the ACC race, but it’ll suffer  a severe limp.

5 Big-Time Players Who Deserve A Bigger Spotlight

Five players who have been a bit under the radar on a national level, but should rise up and be among the season’s best players.

1. CB Bryce Hall, Sr. Virginia
2. S Andre Cisco, Soph.
3. DE Rashad Weaver, Jr. Pitt
4. DE Alton Robinson, Sr. Syracuse
5. DE Jonathan Garvin, Jr. Miami

5 ACC Coaches On The Hot Seat

It’s not necessarily about who’s about to get fired. Who has to win now to avoid getting yelled at, and who could use a very big season? Who has the most pressure on them?

1. Willie Taggart, Florida State
2. Steve Addazio, Boston College
3. Mack Brown, North Carolina
4. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech
5. Manny Diaz, Miami

5 Non-Conference Games That The ACC Have To Be Very, Very Worried About

Call these the landmine games against teams the ACC should beat, but …
1. Appalachian State at North Carolina, Sept. 21
2. Ohio at Pitt, Sept. 7
3. Utah State at Wake Forest, Aug. 30
4. Duke at Middle Tennessee, Sept. 14
5. Western Michigan at Syracuse, Sept. 21

5 Best Pro Prospects

1. QB Trevor Lawrence, Soph. Clemson*
2. CB Bryce Hall, Sr. Virginia
3. WR Tee Higgins, Jr.
4. LB Isaiah Simmons, Jr.
5. WR Justyn Ross, Soph. Clemson
*Not eligible for 2020 NFL Draft1. X

5 Biggest Shoes To Fill

1. DT Jordan Williams for Christian Wilkins, Clemson
2. DE Justin Foster for Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
3. QB Matthew McKay for Ryan Finley, NC State
4. QB Quentin Harris for Daniel Jones, Duke
5. OG John Phillips for Chris Lindstrom, Boston College

ACC Team Previews, 5 Things To Know
Atlantic Boston College | Clemson | Florida State
Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest
Coastal Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami
North Carolina | Pitt | Virginia | Virginia Tech

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