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5th in ACC - Coastal

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee coach Butch Jones said his team began preparing for the season opener against Georgia Tech and its unique offense back in the spring. Of those 15 practices, Jones estimates they spent one-third of their time working on the Jackets. He does have some unique insight on his staff -- three assistants recently spent time on ACC Coastal Division staffs.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said the starting quarterback competition was Matthew Jordan's to lose. Jordan, who injured foot in the spring, will be completely healthy for the start of spring practice next month. But Johnson also expressed confidence in redshirt freshmen Jay Jones and Luke Johnson, saying they "may actually be the most talented kids we've had at Georgia Tech since I've been there at quarterback."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Johnson says the parity narrative about the ACC Coastal division is a bit overblown. Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech has won the division in eight of the 10 years he has been in the league.

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FSU, Bama opener headlines 2017 SEC vs. ACC games

This season's SEC-ACC matchups start off with a bang, with what could be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown when Alabama takes on Florida State in Atlanta.

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Watch: Day 2 at ACC media days

ACC media days continue on Friday, with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson and two of his players scheduled to take the podium at approximately 1:36 p.m. ET. Watch live on ACCN Extra/WatchESPN.

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ACC forecast for 2017: It's Florida State vs. Clemson

A season ago, Jimbo Fisher thought Florida State would be good in 2017. The time has arrived, but first the Seminoles face an ACC schedule that includes the defending national champion. Find out how the conference shapes up.

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Five storylines to watch at 2017 ACC Kickoff

After knocking the SEC off its pedestal, what can the ACC do for an encore? Here are the storylines everyone will be talking about at the ACC Kickoff.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dedrick Mills ran 152 times last season. Just nine of those runs were stopped at or behind the line of scrimmage, a pretty incredible total for a true freshman, and the lowest % by any Power 5 back with 100+ carries. It's easy enough to credit the option offense, but it's worth noting that on all other non-scramble rushes by Georgia Tech, the Jackets averaged 20.8 percent stopped at or behind the line — more than double Mills' rate.

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Noles-Tide matchup highlights Week 1 docket

Florida State vs. Alabama, and Michigan at Florida are among the marquee matchups slated to air on the ESPN family of networks during Week 1 of the 2017-18 college football season.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC commissioner John Swofford said he expects the revenue gap between his conference and the Big Ten and SEC to close once the ACC Network launches in 2019. "That's why we're doing the channel," Swofford said. "We fully expect a gap with particularly the Big Ten and SEC here for a couple of years but that's the very reason we've signed to do what we're doing. We fully expect that gap will narrow considerably when we get the channel up and running."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson called changes to the recruiting calendar "crazy" multiple times, pointing out the unintended consequences on current student-athletes. "If you host a recruit while you're in spring practice, you have to have a day off," Johnson said. "You're going to have to come in and lift or do something on that day and you're going to have to take your day off on a Tuesday, when all your other teammates are lifting. So when they find that out, wait a minute I've got to come back on Saturday and lift because this is my day off and it counts when I'm hosting? It's crazy. Who's going to host in June when they get a little break?"

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are getting creative with some of their tryout signings. They're signing former Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas, per source, and will likely play him at DB, where he auditioned during this past weekend's rookie minicamp. Thomas is a standout athlete who switched to DB and KR for the Senior Bowl, then auditioned at DB, WR, KR and QB during Georgia Tech's pro day. The Saints are also signing former South Dakota defensive end Drew Iddings. According to NOLA.com, the Saints converted Iddings to guard over the weekend.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers seventh-round pick Harrison Butker will graduate from Georgia Tech next Saturday with a degree in engineering. He should be finished with a rookie minicamp next week in time to walk. If you want to know more, he is a former tuba player.

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Who is the ACC's next Dalvin Cook?

Dalvin Cook is heading to the NFL, but the best running back in the ACC might still be at Florida State.

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