2010 ACC Key Games and Returning Offensive and Defensive Players

2010 ACC Outlook

QB Jacory Harris   Miami(FL)
QB Jacory Harris Miami(FL)
WR Leonard Hankerson Miami(FL)
WR Leonard Hankerson Miami(FL)
LB Colin McCarthy   Miami(FL)
LB Colin McCarthy Miami(FL)
DE Allen Bailey Miami(FL)
DE Allen Bailey Miami(FL)
RB Ryan Williams   Virginia Tech
RB Ryan Williams Virginia Tech
QB Tyrod Taylor  Virginia Tech
QB Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech
WR Jarrett Boykin Virginia Tech
WR Jarrett Boykin Virginia Tech
SS Davon Morgan  Virginia Tech
SS Davon Morgan Virginia Tech
LB Barquell Rivers Virginia Tech
LB Barquell Rivers Virginia Tech
LB Quan Sturdivant  North Carolina
LB Quan Sturdivant North Carolina
RB Shaun Draughn North Carolina
RB Shaun Draughn North Carolina
RB Anthony Allen Georgia Tech
RB Anthony Allen Georgia Tech
QB Christian Ponder  Florida State
QB Christian Ponder Florida State
DE Markus White  Florida State
DE Markus White Florida State
RB Montel Harris   Boston College
RB Montel Harris Boston College
QB Kyle Parker  Clemson
QB Kyle Parker Clemson
RB Da'Rel Scott Maryland
RB Da'Rel Scott Maryland
LB Alex Wujciak Maryland
LB Alex Wujciak Maryland
QB Russell Wilson NC State
QB Russell Wilson NC State
RB Josh Adams Wake Forest
RB Josh Adams Wake Forest

2010 ACC Preview

Here are my 2010 ACC predictions on how I think each team will finish. I have also put the returning starters and key skilled offensive players and key defensive players.

2010 ACC Conference

Coastal Division

1. Miami(FL) (6 offense 7 defense)

Skilled Offensive Players: QB Jacory Harris - Jr. ( '09 242-406 3352yds 24td 17int/48att 61yds 1td) ('08 118-194 1195yds 12td 7int/45att 101yds 2td) WR Leonard Hankerson - Sr. ( '09 45rec 801yds 6td) ( '08 11rec 140yds 2td) ( '07 6rec 63yds 1td) WR Aldarius Johnson - Jr. ( '09 16rec 276yds 1td) ( '08 31rec 332yds 2td) Travis Benjamin - Jr. ( '09 29rec 501yds 4td/9att 43yds) ( '08 18rec 293yds 3td/5att 42yds 1td) WR LaRon Byrd - Jr. ( '09 33rec 460yds 1td) ( '08 21rec 228yds 4td) RB Damien Berry - Sr. ( '09 93att 628yds 8td)

Key Defensive Players: LB Colin McCarhy - Sr. ( '09 95tkl 1sk 9.5tfl 1pbu 1int) ( '08 68tkl 12tfl 2sks 4pbu 1int) DT Marcus Fortson - So. ( '08 18tkl 4.5tfl 3sks) LB Sean Spence - Jr. ( '09 36tkl 3sk 3.5tfl 1pbu) ( '08 65tkl 2sks 9.5tfl 9pbu 1int) CB Brandon Harris - Jr. ( '09 58tkl 1sk 5tfl 15pbu 2int) ( '08 30tkl 2tfl 1sk 7pbu 1int) DE Allen Bailey - Sr. ( '09 34tkl 7sks 4tfl 2pbu) ( '08 24tkl 9tfl 5sks) CB DeMarcus Van Dyke - Sr. ('09 30tkl 2tfl 3pbu 1int) ('08 16tkl 1tfl 2pbu)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Statement Game - 9/11/10 at Ohio State

Swing Game - 10/23/10 vs North Carolina

Trap Game - 11/13/10 at Georgia Tech

Impact Game - 11/20/10 vs Virginia Tech

2. Virginia Tech (8 offense 4 defense)

Skilled Offensive Players: QB Tyrod Taylor - Sr. ('09 136-243 2311yds 13td 5int/106att 570yds 5td) ('08 99-173 1036yds 2td 7int/147att 738yds 7td) ('07 72-134 927yds 5td 3int/102att 429yds 6td) RB Ryan Williams - So. ('09 293att 1720yds 21td/16rec 180yds 1td) RB Darren Evans - Jr. ('08 287att 1265yds 11td/17rec 117yds) WR Jarrett Boykin - Jr. ('09 40rec 835yds 5td) ('08 30rec 441yds 2td) WR Danny Coale - Jr. ('09 30rec 614yds 2td) ('08 36rec 408yds)

Key Defensive Players: LB Barquell Rivers - Jr. ('09 96tkl 6.5tfl 4pbu) CB Rashad Carmichael - Sr. ('09 55tkl 1sk 3tfl 6pbu 6int) ('08 12tkl) LB Lyndell Gibson - So. ('09 53tkl .5sk 2tfl 1pbu) SS Davon Morgan - Sr. ('09 47tkl 1.5sks 1tfl 1pbu) ('08 18tkl .5tfl) ('07 11tkl 1pbu)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Trap Game - 9/25/10 at Boston College

Swing Game - 11/4/10 vs Georgia Tech

Impact Game - 11/13/10 at North Carolina

Statement Game - 11/20/10 at Miami(FL)

3. North Carolina (10 offense 9 defense)

Key Skilled Offensive Players: QB TJ Yates - Sr. ('09 214-355 2136yds 14td 15int/44att 63yds 1td) ('08 81-135 1168yds 11td 4int/24att -67yds 1td) ('07 218-365 2655yds 14td 18int/73att 108yds 2td) RB Shaun Draughn - Sr. ('09 124att 596yds 1td/21rec 125yds) ('08 198att 898yds 3td/16rec 81yds 1td) RB Ryan Houston - Sr. ('09 191att 733yds 9td/11rec 82yds) ('08 77att 299yds 8td) ('07 44att 152yds 1td) WR Greg Little - Sr. ('09 62rec 724yds 5td) ('08 11rec 146yds) ('07 13rec 99yds 1td) WR Erik Highsmith - So. ('09 37rec 425yds 2td) TE Zack Pianalto - Sr. ('09 33rec 334yds 1td) ('08 7rec 69yds 1td)

Key Defensive Players: LB Quan Sturdivant - Sr. ('09 79tkl 1sk 11tfl 3pbu) ('08 122tkl 5tfl 2sks 2int 10pbu) ('07 47tkl 1.5tfl 1sk 1int) DT Marvin Austin - Sr. ('09 42tkl 4sks 2tfl 3pbu) ('08 38tkl 1.5tfl 1sk 3pbu 1int) ('07 26tkl 6tfl 4sks) CB Charles Brown - Sr. ('09 66tkl 3tfl 9pbu 3int) ('08 26tkl 5pbu 1int) ('07 59tkl 5tfl 1sk 4pbu 2int) CB Kendric Burney - Sr. ('09 52tkl 1sk 4.5tfl 3pbu 5int) ('08 78tkl 7.5tfl 13pbu 3int) ('07 50tkl 4.5tfl 1sk 1int) LB Bruce Carter - Sr. ('09 65tkl 2sks 5.5tfl 2pbu 1int) ('08 68tkl 11tfl 5sks 5pbu 1int) ('07 25tkl 2tfl 3pbu) FS Deanta Williams - Sr. ('09 47tkl 1.5tfl 8pbu 6int) ('08 65tkl 1tfl 9pbu 3int) ('07 57tkl 2tfl 2pbu 3int) SS Da'Norris - Sr. ('09 35tkl 1tfl 3pbu 1int) ('08 25tkl 2tfl 2sks 6pbu) ('07 9tkl) DE Robert Quinn - Jr. ('09 52tkl 11sks 5.5tfl 2pbu 1int) ('08 34tkl 2sks 6.5tfl 2pbu)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Swing Game - 9/18/10 vs Georgia Tech

Statement Game - 10/23/10 at Miami(FL)

Trap Game - 11/6/10 at Florida State

Impact Game - 11/13/10 vs Virginia Tech

4. Georgia Tech (6 offense 8 defense)

Key Skilled Offensive Players: QB Josh Nesbitt - Sr. ('09 75-162 1701yds 10td 5int/279att 1205yds 18td) ('08 54-123 808yds 2td 5int/172att 832yds 7td) ('07 5-13 93yds 1td 2int/53att 355yds) RB Anthony Allen - Sr. ('09 64att 626yds 6td/5rec 112yds 1td) RB Roddy Jones - Jr. ('09 53att 360yds 3td) ('08 81att 723yds 4td/8rec 153yds 1td) RB Marcus Wright - Jr. ('09 33attt 199yds 3td) ('08 4att 37yds)

Key Defensive Players: LB Brad Jefferson - Sr. ('09 95tkl 8tfl 2pbu) ('08 24tkl 1tfl 2pbu) ('07 10tkl) CB Jerrard Tarrant - Jr. ('09 58tkl 1tfl 6pbu 2int) CB Mario Butler - Sr. ('09 45tkl 4.5tfl 3pbu 2int) ('08 41tkl 3.5tfl 1int 9pbu) ('07 3tkl) LB Steven Sylvester - Jr. ('09 40tkl 3sks 1tfl) ('08 11kl) FS Mario Edwards - Sr. ('09 45tkl 4.5tfl 3pbu 2int)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Impact Game - 9/18/10 at North Carolina

Trap Game - 11/4/10 at Virginia Tech

Swing Game - 11/13/10 vs Miami(FL)

Statement Game - 11/27/10 at Georgia

5. Duke (9offense 5 defense)

Key Skilled Offensive Players: WR Donovan Varner - Jr. ('09 65rec 1047yds 8td) ('08 21rec 164yds 1td) WR Conner Vernon - So. ('09 55rec 746yds 3td) WR Austin Kelly - Sr. ('09 54rec 625yds 4td) ('08 13rec 142yds) ('07 15rec 186yds 1td) RB Desmond Scott - So. ('09 70att 285yds 1td)

Key Defensive Players: SS Matt Daniels - Sr. ('09 83tkl .5sk 2.5tfl 6pbu) ('08 22tkl 1pbu 1int) LB Damion Thornton - Sr. ('09 60tkl .5sk 5.5tfl) ('08 5tkl) ('07 2tkl) CB Chris Rwabakamba - Sr. ('09 46tkl 1sk 1tfl 7pbu) ('08 26tkl 3.5tfl 11pbu 1int) LB Abraham Kromah - Sr. ('09 40tkl 2.5tfl 2pbu) ('08 13tkl 2tfl 1sk)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Statement Game - 9/18/10 vs Alabama

Trap Game - 10/30/10 at Navy

Swing Game - 11/6/10 vs Virginia

Impact Game - 11/27/10 vs North Carolina

6. Virginia (6 offense 6 defense)

Skilled Key Offensive Players: WR Kris Burd - Jr. ('09 31rec 413yds 1td) ('08 7rec 65yds) TE Joe Torchia - Sr. ('09 15rec 150yds 2td) WR Tim Smith - So. ('09 15rec 204yds 2td) QB Marc Verica - Sr. ('09 28-63 156yds 1int) ('08 226-354 2037yds 8td 16int/32att 65yds 1td)

Key Defensive Players: LB Steve Greer - So. ('09 92tkl 1sk 5.5tfl 3pbu) SS Rodney McLeod - Jr. ('09 62tkl 3tfl 12pbu) ('08 17tkl 2tfl 1sk 2pbu) CB Ras I-Dowling - Sr. ('09 58tkl 1sk 1.5tfl 8pbu 3int) ('08 43tkl 5tfl 25pbu 3int) ('07 44tkl 8pbu 2int) FS Corey Mosley - Jr. ('09 47tkl 1.5tfl 2pbu 1int) ('08 46tkl .5tfl 4pbu)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Impact Game - 9/11/10 at USC

Swing Game - 10/16/10 vs North Carolina

Trap Game - 11/6/10 at Duke

Statement Game - 11/27/10 at Virginia Tech

Atlantic Division

1. Florida State (9 offense 6 defense)

Key Skilled Offensive Players: QB Christian Ponder - Sr. ('09 227-330 2717yds 14td 7int/72att 318yds 2td) ('08 177-318 2006yds 14td 13int/119att 597yds 4td) ('07 8-18 105yds 1td 2int) RB Jermaine Thomas - Jr. ('09 163att 876yds 9td/17rec 129yds 1td) ('08 69att 492yds 3td/6rec 48yds) WR Bert Reed - Jr. ('09 60rec 710yds/18att 114yds 2td) ('08 23rec 295yds 3td/9att 67yds) WR Taiwan Easterling - Jr. ('09 35rec 442yds 2td) ('08 30rec 322yds 1td)

Key Defensive Players: LB Nigel Bradham - Jr. ('09 93tkl 2sks 3.5tfl 1pbu 1int) ('08 29tkl 1tfl) LB Kendall Smith - Sr. ('09 85tkl 2sks 5tfl 1pbu 1int) ('08 24tkl 4.5tfl 2sks 2pbu) ('07 14tkl) DE Markus White - Sr. ('09 38tkl 2sks 8.5tfl 1int) ('08 29tkl 5.5tfl 1sk 4pbu) SS Nick Moody - So. ('09 33tkl .5sk 1pbu) CB Ochuko Jenije - Sr. ('09 31tkl 1tfl 4int) ('08 11tkl .5tfl 5pbu) CB Greg Reid - So. ('09 23tkl 6pbu 2int) LB Nigel Carr - Jr. ('09 26tkl 1.5tfl) ('08 4tkl)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Impact Game - 9/11/10 at Oklahoma

Swing Game - 10/9/10 at Miami(FL)

Trap Game - 10/28/10 at NC State

Statement Game - 11/27/10 vs Florida

2. Clemson (7 offense 6 defense)

Skilled Offensive Players: QB Kyle Parker - So. ('09 205-369 2526yds 20td 12int/61att 277yds 1td) RB Andre Ellington - So. ('09 68att 445yds 4td/11rec 55yds) WR Xavier Dye - Sr. ('09 14rec 236yds 3td) ('08 6rec 75yds) ('07 4rec 50yds 1td) RB Jamie Harper - Jr. ('09 80att 424yds 4td) ('08 34att 136yds 1td/4rec 21yds)

Key Defensive Players: CB Marcus Gilchrist - Sr. ('09 107tkl 1sk 6pbu) ('08 17tkl 2pbu) ('07 18tkl) LB Brandon Maye - Jr. ('09 103tkl 3sks 4tfl 1pbu 1int) ('08 71tkl 5.5tfl 2sks 2pbu) SS DeAndre McDaniel - Sr. ('09 102tkl 3sks 4tfl 1pbu 1int) ('08 68tkl 4tfl 9pbu 1int) ('07 33tkl 4tfl 4pbu 2int) DE DaQuan Bowers - Jr. ('09 58tkl 3sks 8tfl 1pbu) ('08 37tkl 8tfl 1sk 4pbu) FS Rashard Hall - So. ('09 63tkl 3tfl 2pbu 6int) DT Brandon Thompson - Jr. ('09 50tkl 2tfl 3pbu) ('08 16tkl 3tfl 1sk 6pbu)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Swing Game - 10/2/10 vs Miami(FL)

Trap Game - 10/30/10 at Boston College

Statement Game - 11/13/10 at Florida State

Impact Game - 11/27/10 vs South Carolina

3. Boston College (8 offense 6 defense)

Skilled Offensive Players: QB Dave Shinskie - So. ('09 149-288 2049yds 15td 14int/30att 60yds 1td) RB Montel Harris - Jr. ('09 308att 1554yds 14td/8rec 69yds 1td) ('08 179att 921yds 5td/20rec 160yds 1td) WR Colin Larmond - Jr. ('09 29rec 596yds 5td) ('08 5rec 96yds 1td) TE Chris Pantale - So. ('09 25rec 223yds 1td)

Key Defensive Players: LB Luke Kuechly - So. ('09 158tkl 1sk 12tfl 4pbu 1int) CB Donnie Fletcher - Jr. ('09 51tkl .5tfl 1pbu 1int) ('08 36tkl .5tfl 7pbu 3int) LB Mark Herzlich - Sr. ('08 110tkl 2.5sks 11tfl 22pbu 6int) ('07 97tkl 12tfl 1.5sks 4pbu 1int) ('06 42tkl 5tfl 1sk 2pbu 1int) CB DeLeon Gause - Sr. ('09 49tkl 1tfl 4pbu 1int) ('08 22tkl 3pbu 1int) ('07 39tkl 3tfl 1int) FS Wes Davis - Sr. ('09 46tkl 2tfl 3pbu 3int) ('08 60tkl 3tfl 14pbu 2int) ('07 6tkl) DE Brad Newman - Sr. ('09 45tkl 1tfl 1pbu) ('08 22tkl 2.5tfl 2sks 2pbu) ('07 8tkl)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Statement Game - 9/25/10 vs Virginia Tech

Trap Game - 10/9/10 at NC State

Impact Game - 10/16/10 at Florida State

Swing Game - 10/30/10 vs Clemson

4. NC State (7 offense 5 defense)

Skilled Offensive Players: QB Russell Wilson - Jr. ('09 224-378 3027yds 31td 11int/103att 481yds 4td) ('08 150-275 1955yds 17td 1int/116att 604yds 4td) WR Owen Spencer - Sr. ('09 30rec 765yds 6td) ('08 31rec 691yds 5td) ('07 5rec 73yds) WR Jarvis Williams - Sr. ('09 45rec 547yds 11td) ('08 26rec 432yds 4td) ('07 8rec 55yds) TE George Bryan - Jr. ('09 40rec 422yds 6td) ('08 18rec 201yds 4td) WR Darrell Davis - Sr. ('09 25rec 380yds 1td) ('08 6rec 70yds 1td) ('07 12rec 135yds 1td)

Key Defensive Players: LB Audie Cole - Jr. ('09 85tkl 4sks 4tfl 4pbu) ('08 9tkl) LB Dwayne Maddox - Jr. ('09 54tkl 1sk 3tfl 3pbu) ('08 28tkl .5tfl) SS Earl Wolff - So. ('09 51tkl 1pbu) LB Nate Irving - Sr. ('08 80tkl 11tfl 1sk 14pbu 4int) ('07 42tkl 7.5tfl 1sk) LB Terrell Manning - So. ('09 48tkl 2tfl 4pbu 1int)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Impact Game - 10/2/10 vs Virginia Tech

Swing Game - 10/9/10 vs Boston College

Statement Game - 10/28/10 vs Florida State

Trap Game - 11/27/10 at Maryland

5. Maryland (7 offense 5 defense)

Skilled Offensive Players: RB DaRel Scott - Sr. ('09 85att 448yds 4td/12rec 111yds) ('08 209att 1178yds 8td/21rec 171yds) ('07 14att 137yds/1rec 57yds 1td) RB Davin Meggett - Jr. ('09 99att 347yds 6td/14rec 175yds 1td) ('08 89att 469yds 4td/9rec 79yds) QB Jamarr Robinson - Jr. ('09 46-85 459yds 2td/53att 299yds) WR Torrey Smith - Jr. ('09 61rec 824yds 5td) ('08 24rec 336yds 2td) WR Adrian Cannon - Sr. ('09 44rec 468yds 4td) ('08 3rec 75yds 1td) ('07 3rec 68yds)

Key Defensive Players: LB Alex Wujciak - Sr. ('09 131tkl 1sk 7.5tfl 1pbu 2int) ('08 133tkl 8.5tfl 1.5sks 4pbu) LB Adrian Moten - Sr. ('09 68tkl 3tfl 3pbu) ('08 25tkl 2.5tfl 1.5sks 7pbu 1int) ('07 50tkl 7.5tfl 5.5sks 1pbu 1int) CB Cameron Chism - Jr. ('09 66tkl 1.5tfl 4pbu 4int) ('08 8tkl) LB Demetrius Hartsfield - So. ('09 64tkl 3.5sks 3tfl 1pbu)

4 Key Game of 2010 Season

Trap Game - 9/18/10 at West Virginia

Swing Game - 10/30/10 vs Wake Forest

Statement Game - 11/20/10 vs Florida State

Impact Game - 11/27/10 vs NC State

6. Wake Forest (6 offense 7 defense)

Key Skilled Offensive Players: RB Josh Adams - Sr. ('09 113att 570yds 4td/28rec 307yds) ('08 122att 443yds 4td/16rec 120yds) ('07 219att 1002yds 11td/34rec 123yds 1td) RB Brandon Pendergrass - Jr. ('09 83att 444yds 1td) ('08 150att 587yds 5td/19rec 125yds) WR Marshall Williams - Sr. ('09 60rec 867yds 6td/3-3 52yds) ('08 26rec 390yds 2td) WR Devon Brown - Jr. ('09 61rec 671yds 6td) ('08 10rec 134yds 1td) WR Chris Givens - So. ('09 45rec 629yds 8td)

Key Defensive Players: SS Cyhl Quarles - Jr. ('09 62tkl 1pbu 1int) ('08 5tkl) LB Matt Woodief - Sr. ('09 52tkl 1sk .5tfl 3pbu) ('08 22tkl .5tfl) ('07 19tkl 1.5tfl) DE Tristan Dorty - Jr. ('09 41tkl 3sks 3tfl 1pbu) ('08 5tkl 1tfl) LB Hunter Hayes - Sr. ('09 41tkl 1sk .5tfl 2pbu) ('08 24tkl .5tfl .5sk) ('07 41tkl 4tfl 2sks)

4 Key Games of 2010 Season

Swing Game - 10/9/10 vs Navy

Impact Game - 10/30/10 at Maryland

Statement Game - 11/20/10 vs Clemson

Trap Game - 11/27/10 at Vanderbilt

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liljen23 6 years ago from Shreveport,LA

Wow, you really know your football. Good for you.. Great hub..Thumbs up..


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