Thursday, February 12, 2009

2009 ACC Schedule Released

Here it is. And yes, I had a very nice sabbatical from blogging...thanks for asking.

Some quick thoughts:
--too many 1-AA/FCS opponents (13); Duke, NC State and UNC are major offenders as they each play two this upcoming season
--either the ACC is bent on destroying Randy Shannon's career, or The U is on a suicide mission; their first four games are @Florida State (Labor Day), Georgia Tech (Thursday), @Virginia Tech, Oklahoma. Will Shannon even make it to November?
--there are a number of intriguing non-conference matchups on tap, aside from the annual rivalry games...Duke @ Kansas, Pitt @ NC State, Florida State @ BYU, USF @ Florida State, Maryland @ Cal, Rutgers @ Maryland, Miami @ USF, TCU @ Virginia, Stanford @ Wake Forest, Nebraska @ Virginia Tech and most importantly Virginia Tech-Alabama at the site of Tommy Bowden's coaching demise
--except for Miami-Oklahoma, I don't see any guaranteed beatdowns of ACC teams in out of conference action