My colleague Bruce Feldman made his way around the country this summer, and included a few stops at ACC schools along the way. There were a few lessons learned from his 19-day summer college football tour.
Here are a few excerpts:
No 1. There isn't a college football program in the country with two better representatives than what the Boston College Eagles have in cancer survivor Mark Herzlich and Rhodes Scholar candidate/projected first-round OT Anthony Castonzo, who certainly wasn't shy about calling out his old school coach for not believing in him.
No. 5. The Duke Blue Devils have moved up to respectability under David Cutcliffe; they may take a side step this season but don't be surprised if they're a seven or eight win team in 2011. The Blue Devils staff loves their two young QBs, Sean Renfree and Brandon Connette, and when you look at their depth chart in their staff room it seems like 75 percent of the name plates are blue. (Like most programs, each player tag is colored by position and blue at Duke designates freshmen, both first-year and redshirts.)
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