Brownlow: Around the ACC
Just ahead of the first weekend of college football, Lauren Brownlow checks in with some links of interest from around the Atlantic Coast Conference.
•Maryland football has been absolutely decimated by preseason injuries, and the Terrapins weren’t working with many healthy bodies entering the season anyway. The venerable Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times (@D1scourse on Twitter, worth a follow by any ACC fan) goes position-by-position on the injury bug that has hit Maryland.
•From Tomahawk Nation, it looks like Florida State might be wearing an alternate uniform or helmet at some point in 2012, but the Seminoles do know they’ll be wearing some new cleats:
•Boston College has been one of the worst teams in the country offensively the past few seasons. The question now is, can new offensive coordinator Doug Martin significantly improve that offense? The good news for Martin is things can’t get much worse.
•Another post from Tomahawk Nation looked at the probability of each potential record for every ACC team. Exhausting work, but some interesting results. Carolina has a 0.9% chance of an 8-0 ACC record, but just a 0.1% of going 0-8 and just 0.9% chance of going 1-7. The Tar Heels' most likely record? 5-3 (28.2%).
•Just thought this was interesting: seemingly, every ACC fan base thinks that the officials hate their team. This time, Georgia Tech fans have their say.
•Interesting read on Frank Beamer. He may be well-known to most of us ACC fans, but he hasn’t made much of an impression nationally.