The 2017 ACC Football Kickoff, will take place Thursday and Friday at the Westin in Charlotte, NC. For two days, the media will be getting their first opportunity to interview head coaches and players, as well as cast their ballots on which teams and individuals they expect to excel this season.
The 2017 preseason media poll won’t be released until Monday, July 17, while the 2017 preseason All-ACC teams will be held until Wednesday, July 19.
Representing the Hoos will be QB Kurt Benkert and S Quin Blanding. Earlier this week, Blanding, a 2016 second team All-American, was named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list for the nation’s top defensive player together with teammate Micah Kiser. Blanding was also nominated to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his service to the community.
Here’s a look at the schedule, together with links where you can live stream the action.
Thursday, July 13
10:00 AM - Commissioner’s Forum (ACC Network Extra, theACC.com)
11:00 AM - Atlantic Division Interviews (ACC Network Extra, theACC.com)
- 11:36 AM - 12:05 PM: Louisville Cardinals (Bobby Petrino, QB Lamar Jackson, CB Jaire Alexander)
- 12:21 - 12:50 PM: N.C. State Wolfpack (Dave Doeren, DE Bradley Chubb, AP Jaylen Samuels)
- 1:06 - 1:35 PM: Syracuse Orange (Dino Babers, QB Eric Dungey, LB Zaire Franklin)
- 1:51 - 2:20 PM: Florida State Seminoles (Jimbo Fisher, QB Deondre Francois, DB Derwin James)
- 2:36 - 3:05 PM: Boston College Eagles (Steve Addazio, OL Jon Baker, DE Harold Landry)
- 3:21 - 3:50 PM: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Dave Clawson, TE Cam Serigne, DL Wendell Dunn)
- 4:06 - 4:35 PM: Clemson Tigers (Dabo Swinney, OG Tyrone Crowder, DT Christian Wilkins)
4:35 PM - Officiating Forum (ACC Network Extra, theACC.com)
Friday, July 14
9:00 AM - Coastal Division Interviews (ACC Network Extra, theACC.com)
- 9:16 - 9:45 AM: Virginia Cavaliers (Bronco Mendenhall, QB Kurt Benkert, S Quin Blanding)
- 10:01 - 10:30 AM: Duke Blue Devils (David Cutcliffe, QB Daniel Jones, CB Byron Fields, Jr.)
- 10:46 - 11:15 AM: Pittsburgh Panthers (Pat Narduzzi, OT Brian O'Neill, CB Avonte Maddox)
- 11:31 AM - 12:00 Noon: Virginia Tech Hokies (Justin Fuente, WR Cam Phillips, LB Andrew Motuapuaka)
- 12:51 - 1:20 PM: Miami Hurricanes (Mark Richt, RB Mark Walton, LB Shaquille Quarterman)
- 1:36 - 2:06 PM: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Paul Johnson, WR Ricky Jeune, DE KeShun Freeman)
- 2:21 - 2:50 PM: North Carolina Tar Heels (Larry Fedora, OT Bentley Spain, CB M.J. Stewart)