ACC at a crossroads

AP: The ACC is at a crossroads.

The league is in great position to generate some positive buzz about its football prowess. However, to start changing the perception that it is nowhere near as tough as the Southeastern Conference, Big 12, Pac-10 or Big Ten, the ACC needs to get off to a fast start.

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer says the ACC is legit.

“I think the league is for real. I think the coaching, the play, it’s for real,” said Beamer, who’s Hokies are No. 10 in the preseason poll. “If we play enough games, I think we’ll win our share. … You don’t base a league particularly on one ball game or a couple of ball games. I think you base a league over a period of time, but I don’t think there’s any question the ACC’s for real.

“It’s a very competitive, very good football league.” (read more of the story below)