Eyes will be on a few storylines throughout the ACC this spring, including at Florida State, where Jimbo Fisher must find a replacement for Jameis Winston at QB. Here’s a look at five.
QB situation, FSU: Sean Maguire appears to be the frontrunner, but he looked shaky at times last year, including in early in his start against Clemson. He has the most experience of a group that also includes J.J. Cosentino and D’Andre Johnson.
Running backs, Georgia Tech: QB Justin Thomas is the guy who makes things go for the Yellow Jackets, but he needs help. So they must find replacements for Synjyn Days and Zach Laskey, who combined for 1,775 yards rushing.
Defense, Louisville: Former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s group was excellent in his first season. Former UGA players Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaq Wiggins are eligible this year.
Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh: Folks were beginning to wonder when Narduzzi, Michigan State’s former defensive whiz, was going to get his chance. His best defense might be to give the ball to James Conner 45 times a game.
Deshaun Watson, Clemson: Watson won’t practice this spring while he rehabs his knee after ACL surgery, but reports indicate he could be ready for the season. He must stay healthy after breaking a collarbone last spring and his hand last fall before the knee injury.