Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State returns eight starters on defense and should be led by its front seven, bigger and stronger than any group Dave Doeren has had with the Wolfpack. Seven players power cleaned over 350 pounds during the offseason: defensive ends James Smith-Williams, Kentavius Street and Bradley Chubb, along with defensive tackles Justin Jones, Eurndraus Bryant, B.J. Hill and Monty Nelson. When Doeren arrived four years ago, he only had one player hit that mark.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had high praise for returning cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, the anchor of a secondary that lost three draft picks off last year's group. "The fact that he came back is huge for us," Swinney said. "He has a chance to be a high first-round pick. He's got what everybody's looking for. He can fly. He's tough, he's physical, he's long. He's got a chance to be really, really special."

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Dabo Swinney on keeping his team motivited

Clemson's Dabo Swinney talks about keeping his team motivated after last year's success, what it takes to build a winning program & the ties between Clemson and Alabama.

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The longest offseason of Johnson's career

Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson on what has been the longest offseason of his career, the advantages gained by last year's experiences & the hunger he sees in this year's squad.

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Dave Clawson talks rebuilding process

Wake Forest's Dave Clawson talks about continuing the rebuilding process with the Demon Deacons, the importance of protecting the quarterback & experience the team has gained.

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David Cutcliffe talks team's QB situation

Duke's David Cutcliffe chats with Ivan about his Alabama roots, what the team learned from its disappointing loss to Miami, the team’s quarterback situation and more.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Narduzzi is excited by the idea of lining up James Conner at wide out. Pitt has loads of depth at RB, and Narduzzi said his goal is to get his best players on the field, and Conner's size and hands make him an intriguing option split out wide.

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Narduzzi on what he learned in his 1st year

Pitt's Pat Narduzzi on the inspiration the team has drawn from James Conner’s fight against cancer, what he learned in his first year at Pitt & the chance to play Penn State.

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Larry Fedora on love of a fast-paced offense

UNC's Larry Fedora discusses the lessons the team learned from its ACC Championship Game loss to Clemson, his love for a fast-paced offense, 2016's challenging schedule.

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Louisville's Bobby Petrino

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino discuss the value of the offseason program, the state of their QB situation, if the offensive line has improved and their tough early schedule.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Doeren raved about DE Bradley Chubb. "We've not had a pass rusher that forced teams to adjust protections, but Chubb can be that guy." Other ACC coaches have agreed, calling Chubb potentially one of the best pass rushers in the league.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina has to play seven teams with first-year head coaches, including the opener against Georgia. Coach Larry Fedora said his staff watched six different schools to prepare for what Kirby Smart might bring to the Bulldogs. "It's chaos," Fedora said. "You're breaking down Pitt, you're breaking down Tennessee, you're breaking down Arkansas -- not including Virginia Tech for special teams. My comments to our guys: we may not see any of this, so when we get in this game, you have to be ready to change. You have to be able to adapt."

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NC State's Dan Doeren on building depth

North Carolina State's Dan Doeren discusses why he believes transfer players should have to sit out a year and how he's tried to build depth since taking over the program.

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Does the ACC Atlantic or SEC West have the best top three teams? (2:03)
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Dabo Swinney on benefits of playing football

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney dishes on football's benefits, the criticism of the sport, the possible elimination of kickoffs from the game, the Tigers' loss in last season's title game and the ACC's strength.

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Swinney pays off bet to Saban (2:05)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi expects James Conner to be full go when fall practice opens Aug. 8. Conner, a cancer survivor, will be fitted with a GPS device to monitor his practice pace and movements to give the staff a better idea about how he is doing during each practice. "We have to slow him down," Narduzzi said. "He won't slow himself down. We just have to monitor him a little bit, make sure we don't wear him out. We have to be smart. You let him go out there for a two-a-day, but you don't have him out there every snap."

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Swinney wants to finish season with no regrets (1:36)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

David Cutcliffe says this year's linebacking corps is the most talented of any group since he's been at Duke. He raved about sophomore MLB Ben Humphreys, saying he's got a shot to be an All-ACC player in 2016.

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Narduzzi expecting same old James Conner (1:12)
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Watch: Dabo Swinney joins SportsCenter

ACC coaches are scheduled to descend on Bristol this week, including Clemson's Dabo Swinney on Monday. The defending ACC-champion Tigers are No. 4 in ESPN's Football Power Index. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Swinney: Football unifies, brings people together (2:41)
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Petrino hopes team gets off to great start (1:31)
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Clawson: This is best Wake Forest team since I got here (1:19)