What’s coming to ‘ACC Gridiron LIVE’ this week

No. 24 Duke's Jamison Crowder (pictured), joins Anthony Boone and coach David Cutcliffe in discussing what it took to make the program relevant in the ACC.

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The ACC’s outlook continues to take shape after a weekend full of conference games, and ‘ACC Gridiron LIVE’ presented by McAlister’s Deli is set to once again feature in-depth news and analysis from around the league.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning James Bates, former NFLers Alge Crumpler and Coy Wire and coach Jim Grobe will talk all things ACC football throughout the season, while current Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will also appear each week as a contributor. The show airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South throughout the season. Please check local listings for availability in your area, or visit http://www.foxsports.com/tv-listings.

This week, the team discusses the first ever College Football Playoff poll, offering their opinions on whether the selection committee got it right, the top four teams and their remaining schedules, and who from outside the initial four is likely to reach the playoff.

Also, No. 24 Duke’s wide receiver Jamison Crowder, quarterback Anthony Boone and coach David Cutcliffe discuss the program’s revival and what work they still have to do, including five conference games in the month of November.

Miami running back Duke Johnson is profiled after setting a career high with 249 rushing yards a week ago against Virginia Tech.

The crew breaks down No. 2 Florida State at No. 25 Louisville, Duke at Pitt, Boston College at Virginia Tech, Virginia at Georgia Tech, North Carolina at Miami and NC State at Syracuse, plus offers their picks on the slate of games.

Also, go inside the ACC Gridiron LIVE Greatest Player Tournament, which is down to the Final Four as top-seeded Lawrence Taylor (North Carolina) and No. 5 Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech) claimed their regional finals.


This week, two recent conference stars face off in the first of the Final Four matchups as Boston College’s Luke Kuechly meets Clemson’s Sammy Watkins.

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