On Monday afternoon, the ACC announced their all-Conference Football teams.
For the Miami Hurricanes, there was only 1 player who was voted 1st team All-ACC: junior LB Shaquille Quarterman.
Teammates RB Travis Homer, TE Brevin Jordan, DT Gerald Willis III and S Jaquan Johnson were all named 2nd team All-ACC.
CB Trajan Bandy was named 3rd team All-ACC.
OT Tyree St. Louis, DE Joe Jackson, LB Michael Pinckney, S Sheldrick Redwine and CB Michael Jackson were all named honorable mention All-ACC.
It is INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND UNACCEPTABLE that Gerald Willis III and Jaquan Johnson were not 1st team All-ACC players. The team lost games, sure, but to snub them for their individual greatness is a travesty.
None of the DBs from the #1 pass defense in the country and none of the DL from the #1 TFL defense in the country are first team all conference.— Daniel Gould (@dgould151) November 26, 2018
Is now a good time to mention that the 2017 ACC Coastal Division champion, Orange Bowl-bound Miami Hurricanes had one All-ACC 1T selection, and it was a kicker? I’ll hang up and listen. https://t.co/4D4cWe8QpU— Camron Ghorbi (@CamronGhorbi) November 26, 2018
Yet another year where Miami’s players were openly screwed out of the recognition they earned and rightfully deserve.
Congrats to all the Canes players who made All-ACC teams, but it’s hard to be really joyful about this when the clear and coordinated campaign against the University of Miami is so blatantly and readily apparent.
Miami had and ELITE defense this year, and that didn’t occur by happenstance. Players made plays, and they were screwed by the All-ACC voting YET AGAIN. (Again? you say? See Ghorbi’s tweet. Same thing from last year).
CFB defenses to allow less than 25% conversions to their opponents this season:— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) November 25, 2018
1. Miami Hurricanes (23.7%)
#Canes led nation in TFLs -- 126— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) November 25, 2018
Led nation in TFL/game -- 10.5 (next highest team avg 9.3 TFL/game)
2nd in total defense (268.3 yards/game)
2nd in yards per play allowed (4.16)
2nd in passing D (140.8 ypg)
T-8 in Sacks -- 37
6th in first downs allowed -- 15.4/game
Not a 7-5 D
Only 2 teams in the last 10 years have had more TFLs that #Canes currently have, and both came in 13 or 15 games (which is more than Miami's 12 at current, if you were wondering)— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) November 25, 2018
2016 Clemson (130 in 15 games)
2014 Clemson (131 in 13 games)
Miami could be 1st tm w/140+ TFLs
But hey, let’s ignore all those stats and just vote for the names of the guys we heard of preseason, right?
The coaches and media members who voted for the All-ACC teams should be ashamed of themselves.
Different year, same blatant and coordinated disrespect for Miami’s players.