CHARLOTTE – You’ve got to enjoy these days. They’re not around forever.
Yes, there are meaningful games from Houston to Indianapolis, from Atlanta to Santa Clara today. But all eyes are on Charlotte, where the team that’s gotten used to the cushy No. 1 ranking for the past month needs 60 more solid minutes of football to capture the real objective: a chance to play for a national championship.
North Carolina will not go down easy, though. We went over the Tar Heels’ personnel and trends in Pregame Pep Talk, and there is much more UNC-Clemson analysis in all your gameweek stories below.
Enjoy the day, everybody.
Game advance | All on the line in ACC title game clash
Postcard from Charlotte | Tigers fortunate to avoid turnover-doomed defeat
Inside the Game | No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 8 North Carolina
Sapakoff column | No. 1 Clemson has the depth to beat ACC Championship Game fatigue
Pregame Pep Talk | Film don’t lie, so watch out for the Tar Heels
Postseason bonuses | Dabo Swinney could make a million this month
UNC O vs. Clemson D | All about that pace, ‘bout that pace, and tempo
Behind Enemy Lines | 5 Questions with a North Carolina beat writer
Clemson O vs. UNC D | They thrive by keeping it simple
Sapakoff column | Coach of the year in S.C.? Dabo Swinney, Jamey Chadwell, Mike Houston salute each other
Line change | Clemson OL transforms into powerful, deep unit
Deshaun Watson | Clemson QB named ACC Player of the Year
Bring on the dough | Pizza party set for Clemson’s bowl announcement Sunday
Marquise Williams | UNC quarterback redeems himself after horrid opener
Our Rankings | Post and Courier staffers still have Clemson No. 1 in College Football Playoff
All-ACC teams | Clemson lands record-setting number of selections
ACC Title matchup | Key factors: turnovers, and UNC’s revamped defense vs. Deshaun Watson
Sapakoff column | The cold heart of a Clemson team on a mission
The Hangover, Part XIII | Scouting No. 8 North Carolina