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ACC coaches anonymously break down conference

Why is Florida State among the short list of College Football Playoff contenders? One huge reason is running back Dalvin Cook, who drew rave reviews from opposing coaches. Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

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The phrase comes up in most college football news conferences.

"Coach, can you talk about ..." We took that broad question and asked ACC coaches for their honest assessments on the hottest topics for each conference team.

Here's an unfiltered breakdown of how opponents view their conference brethren.