It was a rough fall in Winston-Salem for Dave Clawson and the Demon Deacons. They went 1-7 in the ACC, with their lone conference win being Pittsburgh. Wake Forest fans are not used to one-win conference seasons and it'll be interesting to see what changes this offseason.
This might be the last time for a while that the Orange will have a double-digit rank next to their name. After starting 4-0, they were 2-6 in the ACC but beat Wake Forest in the final game to become bowl-eligible. They fired Dino Babers and hired Fran Brown who hit it big with Ohio State transfer quarterback Kyle McCord and a highly-ranked incoming class. The memories of the 45-0 OffClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 21 are going to be quickly forgotten.
Year two under Mario Cristobal was not what Hurricanes' fans were hoping for. Things went sideways real fast and it started with the incredible decision to not take a knee against Georgia Tech, which led to a turnover and a stunning Yellow Jackets touchdown in the final seconds for a win. Miami closed the season with a Pinstripe Bowl loss to Rutgers and leaves them 12-13 in Cristobal's first two seasons in South Florida. Not what fans had in mind when he was hired.