The Miami community took a huge hit with the death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. To honor his memory, the Hurricanes football team will recognize him on the back of their helmets.
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Clemson AD Dan Radakovich on the ACC's rise the past few seasons: "If there's three teams in that one tier, there's a couple that are really knocking on the door. Certainly Miami and North Carolina are having outstanding years, as is Virginia Tech. ... We had to ramp up the football piece of it. It was discussed, it was, 'How are we going to do this? Let's continue to challenge ourselves with an out-of-conference schedule that's been really, really good. And once you're in that, you've gotta win those games. That's when a little bit of the credibility will come forward.' We've remained in the conversation, which is I think the most important piece."
Our writers make their picks for Clemson-Louisville and the rest of Week 5 in the ACC, and they're not upset about it ... but they're picking upsets.
Don't count out Hurricanes in the ACC
No. 14 Miami has a greater than 50 percent chance to win every remaining game except for Oct. 8 vs. No. 12 Florida State (39 percent), according to ESPN's FPI.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Mark Richt gets a rare double rainbow for his visit to a youth league in Ft Lauderdale...
Haven't we met before?
As Georgia's head coach, Mark Richt won 13 of 15 meetings against rival Georgia Tech, including all eight in Atlanta. He makes his first trip back as head coach of Miami. Watercooler chatter (Insider)
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Mark Richt is no stranger to playing Georgia Tech, but he says he's not sure his familiarity with the Yellow Jackets will be much help to the rest of his staff when Miami plays in Atlanta this week.
College football's top regular-season game could come on Saturday, when Lamar Jackson leads Louisville's powerful offense against Clemson's stifling D.
How can Miami and Nebraska win their respective conferences? Both programs will rely on their high-powered offenses staying productive.
Don't forget about Miami in playoff race
Louisville, Clemson and Florida State are known as the ACC's "big three," but 3-0 Miami is the league's fourth team still alive for a playoff spot. Eliminator
How do Vegas handicappers rank the top 25 teams in college football? Houston and Ole Miss move up after dominant Week 4 performances.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Don't count Miami QB Brad Kaaya among those impressed with Miami's 3-0 start and No. 14 ranking. He knows at Miami wins against FAMU, FAU and App State only mean so much. "We haven't really done anything yet," he said. "... This weekend [against Georgia Tech] is when things get real." The story of Miami's 2016 season will be written this month with FSU, UNC, VaTech and Notre Dame (and Pitt on Nov. 5) in October.
Mark Richt's team is 3-0 and ranked 14th, but now comes Georgia Tech, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Pitt, all in a row.
The ACC will be the focus of the college football world again this weekend, led by the top-5 showdown between Louisville and Clemson.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
The ACC has four teams ranked in the Top 14, including two in the Top 5 -- helping boost the league's overall strength. At the end of last season, the league ranked No. 5 in the ESPN Stats & Information conference power rankings. Today, the league is No. 3 through four weeks, with only four points separating the Top 3.
Hurricanes among CFB's 'other guys'
Miami is among a group of teams crashing the College Football Playoff picture in what Ryan McGee is calling the "The Rise of the Other Guys." These teams are a rung below the big brand names that can and will push them in the playoff hunt. Flipping the field
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
Thoughts from SEC assistant after Les Miles' firing: "It'll be open season with LSU's recruits," the coach said. "Their class was so good. It'll be tough to pry some of their in-state guys away, but this will help others go after their out-of-state guys . This could have just changed Dylan Moses' recruitment big time." Moses, a five-star athlete from Bradenton (Florida) IMG Academy, is originally from Louisiana and is considering LSU, Alabama, Miami, Texas and UCLA.
Wake Forest is now 4-0, while Duke's upset at Notre Dame shocked everyone. How did Week 4's results affect the bowl projections in the ACC?
Miami @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Bobby Dodd Stadium - Sat 10/1