Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ACC Notebook; Another FSU QB Recognized

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ACC Notebook; Another FSU QB Recognized

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Byline: Garry Smits

Florida State may have the best quarterback in the ACC in Jameis Winston.

From the past, the best Seminoles signal-caller remains Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward. Now, a panel of experts assembled by the ACC Digital Network has named Ward the best in ACC history, as part of a feature, "The Greatest," in which the network rates the top 10 of all time in the league by position.

Although exact results weren't released, Ward topped a list that included another FSU Heisman winner, Chris Weinke, plus Philip Rivers of N.C. State, Matt Ryan and Doug Flutie of Boston College, and Michael Vick of Virginia Tech.

While Pittsburgh and Syracuse only entered the ACC this season, Dan Marino and Donovan McNabb also were considered.

Fans can see the video feature and clips of the quarterbacks at The panel who made the selections included former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden, now with Raycom Sports, former Miami running back Clinton Portis, ESPN's Bonnie Bernstein and Tim Brant of Raycom Sports.


Here are the scenarios for the Coastal Division race this weekend. Stripping aside the eight-step tiebreaker, here's what has to happen for each team in the race.

The simplest scenario is this: Duke beats North Carolina to win the division and plays Florida State in the ACC championship.

If the Tar Heels win, then it gets complicated. In that case, three other teams have a chance to get to Charlotte.

Miami needs to beat Pittsburgh and hope Virginia beats Virginia Tech.

Georgia Tech needs for Miami and Virginia Tech to lose.

Virginia Tech needs to beat Virginia, and for Miami to beat Pittsburgh, creating a five-way tie for first at 5-3.

After going through several steps of the tiebreaker, the Hokies would win the division.

Tech also can win the Coastal with a victory, plus a Miami loss and a Duke loss. …

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