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I was wrong about the ACC.

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Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:00 AM

I've been a vocal critic of the ACC on here and I've said Clemson should jump ship ASAP to the SEC or the Big XII.

Well, I was wrong.

This bowl season has shown us the possible future for the ACC. Not including Notre Dame (because I don't think they'll ever join a football conference), the teams that will make up the 2014 ACC have done well and beaten the SEC powerhouses that they were matched up against.

If Georgia Tech can get things together and be respectable next year, I see us playing them in the ACC title game, and the ACC having a lineup of tough teams going into the bowl season:

Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
North Carolina

Once you add Louisville to that mix, we might just have a football conference after all. Now we just have to get Swofford to negotiate some good TV deals for once. Fox Sports could use a good flagship conference...

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One last thing: We really do need two of these three to pick

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:13 AM

up the slack and get back on the horse:

VT, Miami, Georgia Tech

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Re: One last thing: We really do need two of these three to pick

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:20 AM

Agree, It was a good sign to see the recent 4 big time football schools win in bowl season. FSU, Clemson, VT, and GT have held this conference together as of late. After that the ACC has a strong group of 6 teams that all have the potential to be good programs. Miami, UNC, and Louisville are the teams that can make the quickest impact followed by Pitt, Cues, and NCST. If we can get 6-8 of those 10 schools to establish themselves we could turn into a great conference.



Some times the grass is not greener in another pasture

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:26 AM

you just have to manicure and take care of the one you have

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Would Cuse and Pitt have been bowl eligible in the ACC

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:29 AM

this year? Pitt and Cuse have been terrible...until the best teams left the Big East.

Just like Rutgers. They were a national joke until Miami, VT and BC quit beating them. Temple gets kicked out of the Big East and the Al Golden became a great coach beating the A-10.

Louisville, great addition...Pitt and Cuse...lets hold judgement.


Cuse beat WVU and PITT has come the closest so far

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:44 AM

to beating ND. I think both programs are back on the rise with a rich history. U of L is a huge upgrade over UMD.

Tom, don't be so quick to think ND will not join. It's in the plans, whether they stick to it or not is another story. If they don't , will the ACVC continue to give them their games ? I'd look more NBC getting into(ND angle)than FOX.

Also had a lawyer friend tell me , "don't be surprised if all these ACC/ND games turn into neutral site games to SCREW ESecPN out of it". Clemson/ND in Charlotte anyone ? FSU/ND at the OB. GT/ND at the Dome, VT/ND at Redskins stadium?


I like it! However I'd rather just play all games at

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:53 AM

Death Valley. No need to put REAL in front of DV anymore since that issue has been settled. :)

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With football I can understand the excitement now that

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:33 AM

Louisville knocked off #2(what a joke) Fla, and that ND is playing for it all. What is even more exciting is how unbelievably stacked, even more than it already is, the ACC is going to be in basketball with Pitt, Louisville, ND, and Syracuse.

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Lets not get ahead of ourselves, the ACC still sucks

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:36 AM

The only impressive bowl win was ours. Louisville isnt playing ACC football till 2014. Will they even have Charlie Strong then?


I wouldn't hang any hope on GT

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:37 AM

Paul simply can't recruit to his offense/system. The quality of players has seriously regressed under him. His best yr was under Chan's old players.

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LOL. Keep dreaming. They're going to be tough.***

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:41 AM

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^^^ This and you should have seen Al Grohl's comments

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:42 AM

about how negative an environment it was. Granted he is probably a little bitter about being fired, but I don't think the situation was handled with much class.


Screw the ACC Anti-Clemson-Conference

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 11:51 AM

I'm surprised at how easy it is for you to do a knee jerk about face just because Louisville (not in the ACC yet) beat over ranked UFlunk. Just sayin'....... :-P

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Amen. Completely baseless.***

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 12:04 PM


Well, there is always going to be that.

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 1:14 PM

They are anti-Clemson, but maybe that will be diluted some now that we have so many new teams in the mix. I dunno. I think the potential outweighs that negative.

And this isn't a knee jerk reaction to one game. It's based on my observations of all of the bowls so far. We have some quality programs coming in, so if one or two of our traditional programs can pick up the slack, the ACC could be a real football conference.

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WOW dude.

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 2:29 PM

You are forming this idiotic theory on ONE bowl season? Have you missed the other bowl seasons from this century? How about the entire regular season? How about the fact that UNC and Miami will more than likely be on probation in the not too distant future. How about the fact that VT does not recruit well and will be rebuilding a coaching staff sooner than later, how about the big unknowns in Pitt, Cuse, and Ville - Pitt and Cuse have done NOTHING since, well, as long as I can remember. Oh wait, Cuse beat a TERRIBLE WV team in a no-name bowl, my bad. Will Charlie Strong even be at the Ville anymore by the time they actually play a game in ACC play? Was your statement a knee-jerk reaction? Either that or completely ignorant. Take your pick.


I sure wish FSU was up for that Florida game.***

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 12:32 PM

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I wish CU was up for the Scar game***

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 12:46 PM


Re: I was wrong about the ACC.

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 12:43 PM

You mean the events of a month ago didn't happen? Clemson losing to the coots, Free Shoe losing to the Gators, Gt losing to the pups, Deacons losing to Vandy? Talk is cheap. It will take another season to gauge where we are.


No, those things did happen. That's the ACC right now.

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 1:18 PM

I'm talking about the ACC in 2 years, assuming (and it's a big assumption) that we continue to improve, that FSU improves, that GT improves, etc.

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Oh hey, they're finally listening to us...***

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 1:16 PM

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Cole @ Beach Cole w/ Clemson Hat

Where's wookie, are you seeing this?!***

Posted: Jan 3, 2013, 1:16 PM

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