The Eagles are dangerous and can win this game. They nearly defeated North Carolina State in Raleigh in the season opener, losing 24-23 on a touchdown with 1:37 left. They also ended last season with a stunning 26-20 win over Florida in Gainesville.
Johnson wants to see improvement before next week's ACC opener at Virginia Tech. That means fewer turnovers, better tackling, better pass coverage, some semblance of a pass rush and a more consistent offense. Even with all that, the Jackets might not win in Blacksburg next week. But at least it give Tech fans expectations of some success in the conference this season.