My 2010 Season in Review: ACC Atlantic

The College Football Season might be over and done with, but I had a few notes regarding how these teams preformed in 2010. I hope you enjoy the reading material!

For the past few seasons, Clemson has been at the top of the Atlantic division but this season the Tigers found themselves at the bottom. I’m sure not having All-Everything CJ Spiller in the arsenal anymore certainly made some difference. 

Florida State
I thought Florida State would be good this season, but I thought its tough schedule would prevent FSU from winning 10 games. The Seminoles not only won 10 games this season, but also beat both Miami and Florida. In the world of recruiting, those wins were huge for FSU’s program especially considering that both of those schools bring in new coaches in 2011. The ACC definitely needs Florida State to resurrect its winning ways from the 1990s. Next year might be FSU’s year to return back to a BCS bowl game. 

Boston College
Just like Clemson, BC has been near the top of the conference the past few seasons but this year the Eagles dropped off a bit. Early in the season, Boston College went on a five-game losing streak before snapping it with five-straight wins to become bowl eligible. Next year might be rough for BC as the team says farewell to a lot of key players on defense.

NC State
Tom O’Brien silenced his haters in Raleigh this season thanks in part to QB Russell Wilson. If you look at NC State’s losses you almost wonder what could have been this season. In the Virginia Tech game, NC State was leading that contest but let Va Tech march back in it. The East Carolina game shouldn’t have even been a game, but the Wolfpack came up just a little short in overtime. NC State lost to Clemson by one point and then even though Maryland played extremely well in their season finale match-up, the Pack only lost that game by 7. It appears NC State might finally be ready to turn that corner in the ACC but I believe next season’s success fringes on Russell Wilson’s return. He’s got a future in the MLB but I think he’s got some unfinished business down in Raleigh.

Wake Forest 
Wake Forest definitely missed QB Riley Skinner’s presence this season. After winning the first two games, the Demon Deacons dropped the next nine. Next season this team won’t lose too much on Defense but stud RB Josh Adams will be gone from the offense.

 Here was a squad that finished dead last in the conference last season with only 1 ACC win. This season, the ‘Terps made a huge rebound with a second place finish in the Atlantic. I bet a huge contract extension is in the works for Coach Friedgen now….Oh wait, never mind.


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