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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division will take center stage on Day Two of the ACC media days. The Coastal Division hasn't had a repeat champion since 2011, with an underdog often winning the title. There is even more uncertainty this year after top quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky from North Carolina, Brad Kaaya from Miami and Jerod Evans from Virginia Tech joined the NFL.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is ready to reload. Swinney said he isn't concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team's offensive production from last season's national championship team. Clemson's 10th-year coach is brimming with confidence that the Tigers can replace quarterback DeShaun Watson and a host of other top-level players and maintain the program's success. Swinney said he loves this year's roster.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson isn't entering his junior season focused on becoming only the second player to twice win the Heisman Trophy. The junior spent his time at the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason football media days talking about winning enough games to be a national-title contender. He shrugged off the pressure of another Heisman pursuit.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are hoping a new season means they can officially put the "WakeyLeaks" scandal behind them. Wake Forest's surprising 7-6 season that culminated with a bowl win against No. 23 Temple was overshadowed by the situation involving former assistant coach turned broadcaster Tommy Elrod. The school says he leaked, or attempted to leak, plays to opponents. Tight end Cam Serigne said all he and his teammates can do is use the scandal as motivation.
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