Rebuilding offenses in the ACC

Earlier today we looked at some of the defenses in need of repair. As the headline indicates, it's time to check out the other side of the ball. Here's a look at which offenses in the ACC are most in need of a quick fix this fall, and who will make the repairs in the most timely manner:


1. Virginia -- The Cavaliers tried to switch to a spread offense in 2009 and realized a few weeks into the season they didn't have the playmakers to do it. Virginia finished No. 112 in rushing offense, 105th in passing offense, 118th in total offense and 105th in scoring offense.

2. North Carolina -- Turnovers plagued the Tar Heels -- they surrendered the ball 27 times and gained it 29. UNC finished 102nd in passing offense, 108th in total offense and 83rd in scoring offense.

3. Maryland -- Ah, the Terps show up again. No wonder they won just two games. Maryland was 105th in rushing offense, 102nd in total offense, and 98th in scoring offense. Much of that had to do with a young offensive line.


1. North Carolina -- The Tar Heels are older, wiser and healthier. Quarterback T.J. Yates is a senior and knows that if he doesn't make better decisions, Bryn Renner is waiting in the wings.

2. Maryland -- The Terps have significant depth at running back, more experience on the offensive line and several talented young receivers to help take the pressure off of first-year starting quarterback Jamarr Robinson.

3. Virginia -- This is a work in progress, as first-year coach Mike London hasn't had the chance to recruit the players he wants in his system. Marc Verica is the only quarterback on the roster who has taken a collegiate snap, and he has been inconsistent.