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2018 Schedule
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13hAndrea Adelson and David M. Hale

Ultimate guide to the ACC this season

Preseason all-ACC team, players to watch, words from the ACC commissioner and everything you need to know for the start of the season.

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Brock Huard and David Pollack Join

Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica take the conference breakdowns to the PAC 12 and the ACC with some help from CFB analysts Brock Huard (1:20), and David Pollack (29:00).

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2dESPN Staff

The Replacements: 11 players taking over for stars

Imagine having to follow in the footsteps of a Heisman winner like Baker Mayfield, or be the next man up behind a do-it-all back like Saquon Barkley. The guys on this list won't have to wonder.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Running back Cam Akers on Willie Taggart's spread offense at Florida State: "It's letting your athletes play football. ... You put me in space, and I'm going to make plays for you."

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Cam Akers broke Dalvin Cook's Florida State freshman rushing record a year ago with 1,024 yards, but Willie Taggart and the FSU coaches are equally excited to see what redshirt freshman Khalan Laborn can do this season.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Former Florida State Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden has been clear in how well he thinks Willie Taggart will do in Tallahassee. But the "other new coach that's coming up" that Bowden is really high on is Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt. "I think he's a hidden jewel, boy. I really do," Bowden told ESPN.

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7dChris Low

Bowden backs school prayer, kneeling coach

Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden is part of an effort to support former high school coach Joe Kennedy, who did not have his contract renewed after kneeling in prayer on the field after football games.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Florida State's defensive line will again be deep, talented and versatile. Junior end Brian Burns, who has 11 sacks in his first two seasons, said there's no drop off when the Seminoles rotate. "You better compete every day because your spot can be taken from you at any time." Burns has bulked up to 235 pounds after playing at 218 last season.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Former Florida State Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden said first-year FSU coach Willie Taggart is "doing it just the way I would do it" and plans to accept Taggart's invitation to come around the program more. "He's bringing back the old guys. He loves being here. Everything fits. I don't see how he can help but be successful."

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Willie Taggart hit the ground running on the recruiting trail as Florida State's head coach and hasn't let up. He likes the Seminoles' talent but also has a very pointed message. "Each and every kid I recruit, I tell them I'm recruiting them to come take somebody's job."

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

An emphasis for first-year Florida State coach Willie Taggart has been reconnecting with the Seminoles' storied past, which is one of the reasons he hired legendary former defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews as special assistant to the head coach.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Florida State enters the 2018 season with a deep and talented stable of running backs led by Cam Akers, who broke Dalvin Cook's FSU freshman rushing record with 1,024 yards last season.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Low man wins. The Florida State offensive line getting after it.

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13dAndrea Adelson

Bowden, Beamer named honorary captains

Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is already a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer will be inducted in December -- and they'll represent those schools for their Labor Day game.

Replay: Miami vs. Florida State

The Canes came from behind in the final seconds to win in Tallahassee.

FSU not ready to commit to starting QB (1:42)
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27dAdam Rittenberg

Taggart, Noles try to stoke team chemistry

Florida State coach Willie Taggart said his team "didn't handle adversity well" in 2017 and must build on that to compete for championships.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Willie Taggart's goal is to have Florida State winning championships right away. Here's the coach on why the Noles aren't far away.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Willie Taggart on FSU: "Go look at the film. We're not far. The Miami game, that was the last play. Louisville, last series. We're not far from being what people expect FSU to be."

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