Who are the “Sleepers” In the ACC and SEC
Posted: 29 May 2019 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]
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We know who the stallions are.  What programs have the potential to make some noise this year in the ACC and SEC?

In the SEC this may come as a surprise but I’ll say the Gamecocks.  Even a broken clock is right twice a day and I think they’ll bite some teams on the butt.


In the ACC…It’s a mess.  I’m think Miami or UNC…Someone has to take over the Coastal.  There something about UNC I’m liking.  I shouldn’t, but I do.

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Posted: 29 May 2019 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Agree on South Carolina. I think they’re a bit undervalued (as I correctly thought they were very overvalued at this time a year ago).

ACC? Maybe Virginia Tech. Fuente’s a good coach despite last year’s disaster.

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Posted: 29 May 2019 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I think South Carolina will be an improved team and are making progress. I could certainly see them being a tough out. I think they may end up being better but still finish at 6-6 or 7-5.

In the ACC Coastal, I think it’s going to be interesting to see what happens with UNC and VT. I think either could emerge as the leader and may both end up being pretty tough.

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Posted: 01 June 2019 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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UofSC’s schedule is not favorable for them at all.  That alone may hold them back.  I’m not as high on them as some though despite a tough schedule.

Think UVA can keep things trending upwards?  GT is a mystery at this point but they could come out on the plus side just because of scheme change, teams may not be able to retool the previous Option offense planning fast enough and GT could get the better of them.

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Posted: 01 June 2019 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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UNC will surprise some folks. Old coach didn’t talk injuries, but they happened to a lot of guys. Brown has recruited well, and it could get even better. UNC has 3 very talented, but inexperienced QB’s. The schedule is pretty front loaded, so a 2-2 start could mean a good end to the season. Even with a less than average QB and depleted lineup UNC lost a lot close games the last two years. I’m excited to see what happens. Florida might surprise some teams next year, in my opinion. We will see.

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Posted: 01 June 2019 06:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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WTF USC?  What will make them better?  Their schedule is harder.  Mediocre offense with the same mediocre QB.  Lost their best WR.  Lost their best OL from a bad OL.  Bad defense.  They went 7-6 last year with the following 3pt win Mizzou, 3pt win Tenn, 4pt win Ole Miss. 

I have a hard time seeing them lose any fewer than 5 games and likely 7 losses in the regular season. 

I think QB play will elevate UNC quite a bit.  UVA may explode with the confidence of beating a mighty SEC team 28-0. 

Isn’t Auburn due for a 10+ win season. 

Does Willie make some magic at FSU??

Look for VT to recover from the slump and Miami will be a whole new look.  I hope the hurricanes find some offense.

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Posted: 02 June 2019 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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WTF USC?  What will make them better?  Their schedule is harder.  Mediocre offense with the same mediocre QB.  Lost their best WR.  Lost their best OL from a bad OL.  Bad defense.  They went 7-6 last year with the following 3pt win Mizzou, 3pt win Tenn, 4pt win Ole Miss. 

I have a hard time seeing them lose any fewer than 5 games and likely 7 losses in the regular season. 

I think QB play will elevate UNC quite a bit.  UVA may explode with the confidence of beating a mighty SEC team 28-0. 

Isn’t Auburn due for a 10+ win season. 

Does Willie make some magic at FSU??

Look for VT to recover from the slump and Miami will be a whole new look.  I hope the hurricanes find some offense.

I think we’re looking at S. Carolina independent of its schedule, at least I am. Probably won’t be better than 7-5, but I think they’ll be a better team than last year. I think they’re the third best team in the East, but I’ll probably pick Missouri third. Tigers get Ole Miss and at Arkansas. Gamecocks get Alabama and at Texas A&M.

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Posted: 02 June 2019 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I don’t think 7-5 classifies as a sleeper. 


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