Let me remind everyone that SFN now has a chat room associated with the site. We don’t use that much, but I figure it would be a nice place for some of you to convene during the day.
There are some interesting games in the ACC today starting with Miami @ Virginia (that just kicked-off). I am probably most interested in Clemson’s visit to Boston College. I’m pulling for Dabo Swinney to make a nice run to end the year at Clemson. Dabo has done a lot of things right with alumni and students since taking over for Tommy Bowden; and reaching out to Danny Ford certainly doesn’t make him look bad. Today Swinney is trying avoid becoming the first Clemson coach to start his coaching career with two consecutive losses.
It is time for the ACC to start to revert to some natural order and for BC to take some steps toward their rightful place near the bottom of the league. It is almost reprehensible that, “Boston College is 3-0 against Clemson since joining the ACC. The Eagles could just as easily be 0-3. They won the 2005 game by three points, the 2006 game by a point and last year’s game by three. That’s three wins by seven total points, and two went into overtime.”
It is odd to note that Clemson’s last win over BC came in 1958.
As Giglio and Tysiac share, the ACC has definitely made some nice strides since a horrible opening weekend:
* After a miserable start, the ACC has improved to 11-7 against nonconference Bowl Championship Series opponents (including Notre Dame). Included in that record is a 4-0 mark against the Big 12.
* 10 ACC teams with a winning record, the most among BCS conferences.
In light of the league’s balance, if we could have avoided some of the inexcusable first couple of weeks of the season the conference’s balance would be earning more national respect. The computers typically account for depth and balance more than humans. Click this link for something that will surprise you. Heather Dinich has a little more in this link that is related.
App State walloped Wofford last night, but at least the absurd proclamations from the mighty midget’s fanbase has been more quiet this year. Kudos to the N&O for pointing out earlier in the year that Duke > App State.