Can the ACC send 2 teams to the College Football Playoffs?
“I think it would have to be a perfect storm,” Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. “I think we’re going to have to have two teams that are undefeated and one loss, and things would have to happen in other conferences that an 8-4 team beat a 12-0 team in the championship game. Those things would probably have to line up.”
I agree with Clawson here. Playoffs are not designed to crown the best team but allow the most worthy teams to play for a title. Can a team be considered worthy if they don’t win their conference or even their division?
Clemson was picked by ACC writers to repeat as ACC champs to no one’s surprise. Clemson returns an ultra talented team with one of, if not the, best player in the country in Deshaun Watson. Interestingly enough though:
The ACC writers are much better than other conference writers at picking the champion due to the lack of serious football schools, but have still hit only 50 percent over the last decade.
Jimbo Fisher will be taking over ESPN today
In recent years the University of Florida has succeeded in wrestling some good recruits away from Florida State. Unfortunately that has not worked out well for them.
We are confirming reports that Treon Harris is transferring from the University of Florida.— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) July 25, 2016
So from the 2014 class, #Gators flipped Treon Harris, Ryan Sousa and C.J. Worton from FSU. Worton only one still at UF.— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) July 25, 2016
Would these recruits have panned out better at FSU? None would have been expected to play early so maybe with more of a focus on things like fundamentals instead of learning the playbook they would have but doubtful. This does point out how important it is to take a lot of good players instead of just a starting 11. In the end you don’t really know which ones will succeed or fail.
Noles in the pros
Kenny Shaw is still keeping it raw
In a surprise to nobody Jalen Ramsey would seem to have super human healing abilities along with the super human agility and strength he’s shown.
Ramsey underwent surgery in May to repair a small tear to the meniscus in his right knee, which he suffered during phase two of the team's offseason conditioning program. He was seen running in early June, prompting Caldwell to say last month: "The expectation is he'll be 100 percent ready for training camp and probably even before then."