What's coming to 'ACC Gridiron LIVE' this week

BY foxsports • December 9, 2014

It's the final episode of the season for 'ACC Gridiron LIVE' presented by McAlister's Deli, airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. on FOX Sports South.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning James Bates, former NFLers Alge Crumpler and Coy Wire and coach Jim Grobe talk all things ACC football, while current Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen appears as a contributor. Please check local listings for availability in your area, or visit http://www.foxsports.com/tv-listings.

This week, the crew looks at the four teams selected to play in the first College Football Playoff -- Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State -- and offer their takes on whether the selection committee got it right.

Also, go inside the ACC's New Year's Six games as the Seminoles and Ducks face off the the Rose Bowl national semifinal and Georgia Tech takes on Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl.

The team also looks at the other nine bowl games involving ACC teams, which includes North Carolina vs. Rutgers in Quick Lane Bowl; NC State vs. UCF in St. Petersburg Bowl; Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati in Military Bowl; Duke vs. No. 15 Arizona State in Sun Bowl; Miami vs. South Carolina in Independence Bowl; Boston College vs. Penn State in Pinstripe Bowl; No. 18 Clemson vs. Oklahoma in Russell Athletic Bowl; No. 20 Louisville vs. No. 13 Georgia in Belk Bowl and Pitt vs. Houston in Armed Forces Bowl.

Bates, Crumpler, Grobe and Wire will make their picks for each matchup in the Toyota Picks segment.

Olsen joins the show to discuss the NFL decision facing a number of ACC players including Florida State's Jameis Winston and Miami's Duke Johnson. He also gives his insight on Winston vs. Mariota and which one will be a better pro and discusses how the impact several rookie wide receivers have had this season can help the stock of the Seminoles' Rashad Greene and Louisville's DeVante Parker.

Finally, take a look back at the season that was in the ACC with the plays of the year.

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