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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.
Coaching legends Mack Brown and Frank Beamer are among 17 first-time candidates for the College Football Hall of Fame.
There are plenty of players in the ACC ready to make a leap in 2017, but Syracuse WR Ervin Philips and NC State DT Darian Roseboro are worth watching.
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.
While defenses could be historically strong in the ACC this fall, based on returning talent, the teams that buck that trend should be favorites.
With Dalvin Cook, Wayne Gallman, James Conner and other productive runners moving on, it's a changing of the guard at running back in the ACC.
Young Duke quarterback Daniel Jones and Miami's depth make them early favorites to contend for the division title.
Dedrick Mills spent his high school days digging holes at a cemetery. Now the Georgia Tech running back is doing everything he can to find holes in opposing defenses.
If the Seminoles can find a few reliable receivers, they'll be tough to beat once again.
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.
Dalvin Cook is heading to the NFL, but the best running back in the ACC might still be at Florida State.
Between Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, the Yellow Jackets are responsible for two of the top receivers over the past 15 years.
Are the 2017 Cardinals more likely to resemble the world beaters from early last season or the team that faded badly down the stretch?
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Matthew Jordan seemed to be the favorite to start at QB for Georgia Tech, but a foot injury will cost him the final six practices of spring. It'd be a tough blow if it sets him back at all for the fall, as the Yellow Jackets had a lot of momentum to end 2016 and are an ACC sleeper this season.
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.
Answering ACC reader questions about an epic opener, Louisville's running game, optimistic outlooks for Pitt and NC State and more.
A breakdown of Virginia Tech and two Coastal wild cards and whether they have a legitimate shot at taking down national champ Clemson in 2017.
Time for another installment of the ACC mailbag.
In what appeared to be a thrilling championship pingpong match, doubles partners Terrell Lewis and Brady Swilling took home the 2017 title.
Georgia Tech returns a solid nucleus of players, and its schedule sets up for another run at the Coastal Division.
Someone already familiar with the fabric of a university's culture may be better suited to be its athletic director.