The defense has bolstered Wake Forest in recent years. But with a new coordinator in place, the players are still trying to get up to speed.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
Spring is a time for optimism. But before you start saving for bowl tickets here's a look at why each team won't win the ACC.
With another season under his belt, expect the Wake Forest defensive end to establish himself as one of the top dogs on D heading into the draft.
If Wake Forest is to spring an upset over one of the Atlantic Division's big three, it will need to do it with the run game.
After winning seven games last season, Wake Forest faces some daunting challenges in the fall, including consecutive games against FSU and Clemson.
The Coastal champion may not win the ACC title, but it could still make a New Year's Six game. Plus, who follows DeShaun Watson and who might surprise.
Clemson is once again the class of ACC pass-catchers.
North Carolina defensive coordinator John Papuchis will build on the work of Gene Chizik, and other new ACC coaches aren't planning overhauls either.
Clemson could have the nation's best defensive line, and despite losing DeMarcus Walker the line at Florida State isn't too far behind.
Wake Forest's depth has has improved, but linebacker Jeff Burley could have an opportunity to replace departing star Marquel Lee in the lineup.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Army announces defensive coordinator Jay Bateman and former assistant Ray McCartney accepted leaked information from former Wake Forest broadcaster Tommy Ellis.
Army has suspended and fined defensive coordinator Jay Bateman for receiving leaked information about Wake Forest.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Army confirms the role of current defensive coordinator Jay Bateman and former assistant Ray McCartney in Wake Forest leaks scandal.
Did any team's recruiting class last week shake up how we think the conference will shake out come the fall?
The top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board issued an official opinion this week that players at all 17 private colleges in the FBS are employees of their schools.
Florida State, Clemson, Miami and Virginia Tech hauled in top-25 recruiting classes. North Carolina and Louisville weren't too far behind.
The star rankings go out the window when recruits arrive on campus, and that's reflected in the list of ACC players who made 2016 impacts.
Florida State and Clemson, as expected, dominated on the national signing day, but Mark Richt has Miami right on their heels.
Overlook coordinator hires at your own risk. They don't get the pomp and circumstance of a new head coach, but the right offensive or defensive mind can be the difference between wins and losses.
Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a bevy of Florida State Seminoles lead the top 25 returning players in the ACC.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
SOURCE: Wake Forest is hiring former Minnesota defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel for the same position. A deal was finalized earlier Wednesday. Sawvel served as Minnesota's defensive coordinator in 2016 but was let go along after the team's victory in the Holiday Bowl. He has coached defensive backs at Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois and Ferris State. This is a strong move by Wake Forest, which lost defensive coordinator Mike Elko to Notre Dame last month.