Deshaun Watson is as close to a franchise QB as you'll find in college football, but never underestimate Jimbo Fisher's pedigree in producing talented QBs.
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College football is a rich man's game these days, and this offseason, plenty of ACC teams opened their checkbooks to make sure they were keeping pace.
David Hale ranks the ACC teams by the strength of their quarterback positions, with Georgia Tech and Clemson leading the way heading into the season.
Deshaun Watson and Brandon Facyson are two of the high-impact ACC players that missed significant time to injury last season.
Virginia's Mike London and Miami's Al Golden are feeling the pressure heading into this season.
There are several question marks in the secondary, and the Orange's preseason depth chart includes three positions with co-starters listed.
The coming season is one of transition for the Syracuse Orange -- but also one of potential, depending on the success of the rebuilding process.
Failure in the red zone defined the 2014 season for Clemson, Pitt and Miami last and could be the key for a brighter 2015.
A few things have changed since ESPN's ACC reporters last compiled their power rankings. Here is the updated list:
Trio pledges to Cuse
The Orange received verbal commitments from three players this week. Syracuse's 2016 recruiting class now includes 13 players, Weekly Commitment Roundup
ACC teams open up fall camp this week, with Georgia Tech kicking things off tomorrow and the other 13 teams following in quick succession.
As unfair as it may be on a school-to-school basis, the fact is the Notre Dame-ACC partnership, as a whole, remains a huge plus for the league.
Syracuse Orange vs Rhode Island Rams
Carrier Dome - Fri 9/4