Wednesday, January 5, 2011

News & Observer’s Columnist Tudor Unimpressed With ACC Bowl Efforts

Caulton Tudor had this to say about the ACC's bowl season so far:

The coach whose team won by the widest margin – Maryland’s Ralph Friedgen – got fired.

He was replaced by a guy – Connecticut’s Randy Edsall – whose team lost its bowl game by 28 points.

Academic heavyweight Stanford won 40-12 over the best team in the conference – Virginia Tech – after winning 68-24 in the regular season over one of the ACC's weakest, Wake Forest.

Two league wins – North Carolina over Tennessee and the Terps over ECU – were against opponents that finished 6-7.

Such has been the nature of ACC bowl play in this postseason. With one game left – Boston College (7-5) against No. 13 ranked Nevada (12-1) on Sunday in the Fight Hunger Bowl – the ACC still has a chance to escape with a 5-4 bowl record.

But with only a few exceptions, the ACC football season is ending on much the same flat note it began the season – with several embarrassing setbacks….

To read the rest of the column, click here.

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