To make a savvy longshot pick in the ACC, first you need to start by avoiding Clemson’s division.
The ACC Coastal has been a toss-up for many years as an established force has yet to emerge. UNC lost their starting QB to the NFL after a disappointing 6-7 2021 season. Now, the Heels have a QB battle on their hands between Jacolby Criswell and Drake Maye.
Entering his fourth season, Mack Brown has his biggest test yet with this Tar Heel team. Without an NFL talent at the QB position, the Heels will need to rely on a complete team effort to make a run at the Coastal title.
It wouldn’t be an ACC preview without talking about the U.
Miami had a very interesting offseason. Former coach Manny Diaz was blindsided as he was let go after just three seasons. The Hurricanes tapped Oregon coach Mario Cristobal to lead the program.
My “Is Miami Back Meter?” is still leaning toward no. But, with the addition of Cristobal and the development of second-year starter Tyler Van Dyke, Miami is well-positioned to make noise in the weak ACC Coastal division.