Charlotte, NC: North Carolina striker Jeremiah Gemmel wants to make every possible stop. He also knows that it will not be easy when acting against Heisman Trophy candidate Sam Howell, and he makes sure to set aside frustrated defenders to tell them.
Not every quarterback in the ACC can be thrown like that, Gemmel tells them.
Probably not, but the challenges during the game days will not be so easy considering the wealth of start-up experience returning to the quarterback throughout the Atlantic Coast Conference. In total, 13 of the 14 teams give a quarterback with starting experience, with Duke being the exception.
With the exception of Howell, Miami star Derrick King has returned to his sixth college season due to a knee injury in last year’s Cup match. Louisville’s Malik Cunningham finished in the top 25 in the Bowl subdivision, while Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, Boston Colleges’ Bill Zurkowek and Wake Forest’s Sam Hartman all made the top 30 on the FBS.