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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State is the preseason choice to win the ACC in a vote of the media, while Lamar Jackson was selected preseason Player of the Year. Here's the order of finish.

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Alexander named to Thorpe Award watch list

Louisville's Jaire Alexander has been named to the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Alexander was a semifinalist for the award last season. The junior is one of seven ACC players on the watch list for the award, given to the best defensive back in college football.

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Louisville duo named to Outland Trophy watch list

DT Drew Bailey and OT Geron Christian were named to the Outland Trophy watch list. The award is given to the nation's best interior lineman. Bailey recorded 52 tackles last season, while Christian enters the season having started 26 consecutive games.

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Who will win the ACC?

As usual, Florida State and Clemson lead the way, with ESPN's Football Power Index giving the Seminoles a sizable advantage. Miami looks like the next-biggest threat, with outside chances for Louisville, NC State and North Carolina.

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Three Cardinals make Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

Louisville DB Jaire Alexander, DT Drew Bailey and LB James Hearns were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Alexander recorded 39 total tackles and five interceptions. Bailey had 58 tackles and 2.0 sacks while Hearns finished with 43 tackles and 8.0 sacks.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Petrino says Lamar Jackson "loves" playing under center. The coaches worked with Jackson in the spring to prep him for what will be demanded in the NFL, including taking snaps under center. "He sees the advantages," Petrino said.

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What will Lamar Jackson do for an encore?

Jackson joined extremely rare company last season, as he racked up scores with both his arm and his legs. Cam Newton left for the NFL after his Heisman-winning season, while Tim Tebow saw his total TDs drop from 55 as a sophomore to 42 as a junior and 35 as a senior.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Somewhere in here is Lamar Jackson. He's more crowded now than the Houston game...

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville's Bobby Petrino says Lamar Jackson worked extensively under center in the spring. Taking snaps never was an issue, but Jackson has focused on his footwork with dropping back. "I think it will make us a harder team to defend."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson served as a counselor at the Manning camp over the summer, where his roommate was USC quarterback Sam Darnold. "It was cool," Jackson said. "He's a pretty laid back guy." Jackson trimmed his hair last month to change up his look but he said he's still recognized all the time.

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Watch: Day 1 at ACC media days

ACC media days kick off Thursday, with Louisville coach Bobby Petrino and Heisman winner Lamar Jackson scheduled to take the podium at approximately 11:36 a.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.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson is sporting a new look at ACC Kickoff.

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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.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Greetings from #ACCKickoff. League is displaying some primo hardware after a breakthrough 2016 season.

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Smile for the camera

ACC media days kick off on Thursday, and all eyes will be on last season's Heisman winner and unanimous All-American, Lamar Jackson.

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Who has most to prove on Louisville?

Louisville's entire offensive line needs to do a better job of protecting Heisman winner Lamar Jackson, but as the top junior college offensive lineman in the country, Ronald Rudd will be in the spotlight.

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