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2020 ACC Football Kickoff event to be held virtually, broadcast on ACC Network


Curt Weiler, Tallahassee Democrat Published 10:27 a.m. ET June 18, 2020

The 2020 ACC Football Kickoff event will be held virtually.

The event, normally held in Charlotte with the head coaches and selected student-athletes from all 14 ACC football programs, will not be held in person this year due to the ongoing coronavirus concerns.

Instead, the event will be held in an online format July 21 through 23.  ACC Commissioner John Swofford and the head coach and student-athletes from all 14 ACC teams will all be interviewed as usual with the interviews set to be broadcast on the ACC Network.

“As we continue to navigate the necessary steps surrounding COVID-19, transitioning this year’s ACC Football Kickoff from an in-person event to a virtual experience is the best option to provide media access to our coaches and student-athletes,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement.

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“Our primary focus in all decisions continues to be the health and welfare of our student-athletes, coaches, and in this specific instance, all of our media partners and event attendees.”

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell is one of just two new head coaches in the conference this year along with new Boston College coach Jeff Hafley. This means that Norvell should be one of the main storylines entering this year’s now-virtual event.

The ACC was the last of the 10 FBS conferences to officially announce it was moving the event to a virtual format. The conference said a full schedule of the event will be released closer to the start date.

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