**The New ACC Thread: True Love Only ITT**

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by WC, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. billdozer

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    - first week is Sept 7-12 ( COVID pending)
    -13 week schedule, 10 conference games + 1 non conference game (2 open dates)
    -all non conference must be played in home state of the ACC institution
    -Notre Dame is eligible for the ACC Championship Game
    -there is only 1 division, so top 2 records play the title game

    Read more: https://www.tigernet.com/update/ACC-announces-new-football-fall-sports-schedule-35902#ixzz6TcQK6KNU
     
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  2. Saul Shabazz

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    Hope we pick wvu for non con we need that check
     
  3. WC

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    Me, in my head: Oh hell yea can’t wait to play Duke what an easy win that will be!


    Me, in reality the last time we played Duke:

     
  4. WC

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    Up 20-17 to down 38-20 in less than 30 seconds of game time is remarkable.
     
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  5. theregionsitter

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    Brutal
     
  6. momux

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    It's incredible that Dave Doeren still has a job. He's your Larry Fedora.
     
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  7. Tangman

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    you’re underestimating the historical futility of NC State football. Winning 9 games in back to back years like DD did very rarely happens.
     
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  8. Tangman

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    yeah I’m too lazy to look up the last time we didn’t play but I imagine it’s been many years.
     
  9. HOOSINSC

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    uva not having GT on the football schedule for the first time in my lifetime i think.
     
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  10. momux

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    To be fair there's no real reason for that other than AD incompetence.

    State has a solid campus, is located in a major metro area that produces football talent, and has a fanbase that cares about football.
     
  11. Tangman

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    I disagree, there are some real structural impediments. Our resources (money mostly) are in the bottom tier of P5 schools; we are surrounded on all sides by schools with superior resources. Our fans care in the sense that they’ll show up to games (for the first half anyway) but they don’t give a lot of money.

    further, the Triangle doesn’t really produce that much football talent (yet anyway). And even when it does produce an inordinate amount, UNC will almost always out-recruit us due to most everyone in the state loving UNC basketball.

    I think it’s mostly an anomaly that we haven’t had a year like Wake in 2006 or whatever year that was but having a consistently strong program is basically impossible. We’ll probably fire DD in a year or 2 and hire another mid-major coach who will do no better.
     
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  12. WC

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    The year the Textile Bowl isn’t played will ring through history!


    (can we have the trophy this year)
     
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  13. clemsontyger04

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    No. I will hate not having Doeren is a clown week this season.
     
  14. WC

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    Losing to Clemson to own the...Clemsons?
     
  15. HOOSINSC

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    FSU continues to do the least with most.

     
  16. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    So with the dominoes all starting to fall and the ACC "staying the course," how long do we realistically think it takes before football gets cancelled? Does it happen before the season or mid-season?
     
  17. HOOSINSC

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    most of us #ACC fans aren't going into the numerous nole failure threads and mixing it up with the SEC chuds.
     
  18. PAHokie

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    I think there is a good chance is happens. No fans for sure though for it to happen.

    They have already pushed things back to weeks after schools return. That will allow them to navigate the “flare up” of cases being reported at the schools. These flare ups will be caused by people coming with the virus from hot spots. With the schools doing proper testing and tracing this could be controlled. Then playing the sport isn’t that dangerous. They are in their community bubble and when traveling they are pretty isolated with charters and team hotels. I really think this can be safely navigated. It just takes sacrifices and changes.

    hope that ramble makes sense. I’m not great at putting my thoughts into written form.
     
  19. theregionsitter

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    Until I see live college football on tv it’s not real to me in 2020
     
  20. Shiggityshwo

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    by all accounts things are going decently well at UNC, so I guess I wouldn't be shocked to see a game or two played before all hell breaks loose, assuming the students on campus don't trigger that beforehand
     
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  21. PAHokie

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    If we get past the first two weeks of school, what could cause an outbreak? Assuming no fans.
     
  22. WC

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    18-21 year olds doing 18-21 year old things.
     
  23. PAHokie

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    Sure, but where is it going to come from after this initial burst of people to town? For the most part it has been quite in Blacksburg cases wise. To my knows some athletes have tested positive when they came back, but nothing has popped since their initial come back test. Would that not be possible for the general school population as well?

    edit: to add on to that, how does playing the sports add to the transmission? Why does that need to be stopped?
     
  24. WC

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    The small college towns probably have a better chance of isolation than the city campuses, but all it takes is students going home for a weekend and partying with their HS friends from all over, and bringing it back. NC State returned last weekend and driving down Hillsborough St was a covid nightmare. Just hordes of students, no masks, no distancing. Its way easier to quarantine 100 football players and their staff when they’re the only ones on campus. Are all those hormone raging athletes, who are used to doing what they want, gonna go celibate for the next 4 months? It’s going to fail.

    Explaining why an almost exclusively face to face contact sport brings risk of spreading an aerosolized virus seems unnecessary.
     
  25. Tigers

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    Not to mention you could have a low level of community spread = One student has it who only passes it to 2-3 other students who then might only pass it on to 1 new person etc.... Keeps a low level of spread but then you have one idiot go get sick and go to a bar and then you have 50+ new cases and it starts to boil over. All campuses will struggle with those.
     
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  26. allothersnsused

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    I also just cant help but feel like football is the perfect storm for COVID. Sure, there’s plenty of contact in other sports but pretty much every football play includes hundreds of different human-to-human contacts. All it takes is one guy on the team to slip up and there’s 45 positives on a team and they’re looking at forfeiting games.
     
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  27. gordon bombay

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    At this point I can see one game being played but inevitably a couple players are going to test positive and the whole thing will be shut down. The question will be do they shut it down for 14 days and attempt a restart or push off to the spring.
     
  28. WC

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    I am genuinely surprised we haven’t heard about more case outbreaks, but I guess I’m equally skeptical of college coaches to reveal it too.
     
  29. xec

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    FSU has a policy to not publicly disclose covid case numbers on the football team. I assume the policy extends to all sports and maybe even to the general campus population (including employees). I think it’s not outrageous to believe there are other programs with a similar policy.
     
  30. xec

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    This will complicate things for the programs which experienced many cases in June and July. Per the CDC, the 3 month self-isolation exemption will expire in September for those infected in June, and in October for those infected in July. This assumes the schools follow the CDC guidance, and that it doesn’t change. Quite a few FSU and Clemson players are in this boat. I’m not sure about other programs.

    https://thehill.com/policy/healthca...onth-window-of-immunity-after-covid-infection
     
  31. Nole0515

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  32. Saul Shabazz

    Saul Shabazz You need help packing up your Donk, Ron?
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    Wildhack is a sturdy last name
     
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  33. TTgator91

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  34. HOOSINSC

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    canes twitter was pretty upset over that post
     
  35. ned's head

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    They shouldn't. I'm assuming BC is defining swag in a particular way, and under that same definition miami will never be topped.

    [​IMG]
     
  36. WC

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  37. billdozer

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  38. Shiggityshwo

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    UNC at noon, just like old times :ohgosh:
     
  39. DuffandMuff

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    What a great year to have another shit team since nothing that happens this season will ever matter.
     
  40. C A N E

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    Miami game is on ACC network

    could be worse like this
     
  41. HOOSINSC

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    hey notre dame, fuck off pls

     
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  42. Shiggityshwo

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    geez domers just make yourselves at home why don't ya

    ACC Preseason Poll (First-place votes in parentheses, followed by total points)
    1. Clemson (132) – 2008
    2. Notre Dame (2) – 1824
    3. North Carolina – 1682
    4. Louisville – 1434
    5. Virginia Tech – 1318
    6. Miami – 1280
    7. Florida State – 1177
    8. Pitt – 1132
    9. Virginia – 994
    10. Wake Forest – 659
    11. NC State – 634
    12. Duke – 618
    13. Boston College – 532
    14. Syracuse – 449
    15. Georgia Tech – 339

    2020 All-ACC Preseason Football Team (Total votes in parenthesis)
    Offense
    WR – Tamorrion Terry, Florida State (100)
    WR – Tutu Atwell, Louisville (96)
    WR – Dazz Newsome, North Carolina (75)
    TE – Brevin Jordan, Miami (77)
    AP – Michael Carter, North Carolina (82)
    OT – Jackson Carman, Clemson (64)
    OT – Ben Petrula, Boston College (61)
    OG – Zion Johnson, Boston College (78)
    OG – Aaron Banks, Notre Dame (34)
    C – Jimmy Morrissey, Pitt (80)
    QB – Trevor Lawrence, Clemson (131)
    RB – Travis Etienne, Clemson (133)
    RB – Javian Hawkins, Louisville (80)

    Defense
    DE – Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest (89)
    DE – Patrick Jones II, Pitt (37)
    DT – Marvin Wilson, Florida State (108)
    DT – Tyler Davis, Clemson (75)
    LB – Chazz Surratt, North Carolina (106)
    LB – Rayshard Ashby, Virginia Tech (66)
    LB – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame (47)
    CB – Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State (90)
    CB – Derion Kendrick, Clemson (85)
    S – Paris Ford, Pitt (62)
    S – Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State (56)

    Special Teams
    PK – Nick Sciba, Wake Forest (69)
    P – Trenton Gill, NC State (43)
    SP – Damond Philyaw-Johnson, Duke (48)

    ACC Player of the Year
    1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson – 100
    2. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson – 30
    3. Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina – 1
    4. Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina – 1
    5. Ian Book, QB, Notre Dame – 1
    6. Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest – 1
     
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  43. Tobias

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    its still completely pathetic that the acc is letting notre dame play a conference season without forcing them to join. shoulda told them to join or create their own schedule
     
  44. HOOSINSC

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    i don't feel like it's that big of a deal letting them play in our season. my feelings may change if they have a really successful year. it's good for league publicity if they lose 3-4 games against this schedule.
     
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  45. Shiggityshwo

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    think we all can agree that the no divisions thing should stick around, second place Coastal team keeps getting screwed
     
  46. VictorJ24

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    I just want comcast to get the ACC Network
     
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  47. WC

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    I don’t really see the down side of ND playing in the league this year. It brings money and eye balls and doesn’t cost us much.
     
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  48. Saul Shabazz

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    Nas 1st team with 1 leg

    :notobamanotbad:
     
  49. bwi2

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    they had to chalk their field with the logo

    they’re in