It's the start of a new week. ACC Kickoff media day #1`of 2 has come and gone, signaling the true beginning of Hype Season. Here are some of the #HotTakes to come out of the ACC's annual festival of itself:
It's been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz. The realigned league has the defending national champion, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national coach of the year.
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says he's confident the NCAA will pass a proposal that will allow the five power conferences to make some of their own rules.
They don't already make their own rules?
At last year's ACC Football Kickoff, Louisville was only an announced, future member of the conference. This year, they're in. I'm here in Greensboro for Card Chronicle, taking in Louisville's first appearance at the preseason media get together. It was fun to have lunch with Paul Rogers and have him tell us how amazing it is to have gone from calling road games at Drake (!) to looking at and preparing to call this year's football schedule as a member of the ACC.
This offseason has seen plenty of advancements in helmet technology used in practices, but the NCAA will not allow helmet cams to be used in the field of play this season. A request by the ACC to be able to use enhanced helmets with video cameras and radio communication capabilities was rejected by the NCAA for the upcoming season.
Senior center Andy Gallik and graduate student defensive back Dominique Williams, along with head coach Steve Addazio, traveled to Greensboro, N.C., for the annual ACC Media Days.
Congratulations to McKenzie Meehan:
Junior forward McKenzie Meehan was named to the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team by head coach Michelle French on Thursday afternoon. Meehan is one of 21 athletes selected to compete from August 5-24 at the World Cup in Edmonton, Montreal, Moncton and Toronto, Canada.