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  • December 17, 2017 4:47 AM GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Coaches view distractions the same as injuries -- the fewer the better. Thats why Atlantic Coast Conference coaches are cautious about doing an all-access television show such as Showtimes A Season With.Many dont see the return on their investment as being worth it.I would at least want to hear them paint the picture of what it was really going to be like before I said yes or no, Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said.Many ACC coaches share Fuentes view -- they see the benefits, especially with recruiting, but wonder if those outweigh the potential distractions that could occur during four months of shooting.Florida State has opened its doors for this years series. The first episode aired on Sept. 6, which was the day after the Seminoles season-opening win over Ole Miss and airs on Tuesdays through Nov. 29.The series is similar to NFL Films Hard Knocks: Training Camp that airs on HBO during the preseason. North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren likes watching both to see how teams handle preseason practices. But when it comes to finding a strategic edge, especially with the Wolfpack hosting the Seminoles on Saturday, he didnt expect to find one.While the show may sway a couple future recruits, there are concerns about the potential distraction and impact it could have on a teams season.The Seminoles were considered to be a national championship contender before the season started but are 5-3 and ranked 19th. It is the first time since 2011 that they have entered November with three or more losses.Youd have to look at in totality and see what it did for you. Its certainly not helping them, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said the programs impact on the Seminoles. Theyre 5-3. I dont know a team whos ever done it who had a good season.Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president of Showtime Sports, said the production crew and school are in constant contact about storylines but that the network retains creative control. Schools see a copy of the show before it airs but that is to make sure no NCAA compliance violations are taking place and there arent any student-athlete privacy issues, especially with injuries.The reasons why the show is successful is it is someone from the outside giving a look at a program. It is something different than what would be produced by a conference or school, Espinoza said. The bottom line is that it is a relationship of trust. Were trusting the school to be open and candid and theyre trusting us to be objective.The show is likely to give Florida State another boost with a national audience getting a behind the scenes look Jimo Fishers program.Fisher said that high school players who have come in for visits have liked how it gives them a deeper look at the program.It is a different experience but it is like they (the production crew) are part of the football staff now, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook said. Its good that we get to show everyone what we do and the life of an athlete in college.Espinoza said that the network would like to get a geographic mix in future seasons but that he would not be averse to another ACC team doing it next year.Clemson would fit Espinozas formula: an elite program with a compelling coach, but linebacker Ben Boulware cant see the Tigers doing it, especially since they ban social media during the season.People would get to see the ins and outs of what we do, but for the players I think its a distraction, he said. Those lights and cameras are cool probably for about a week, but that definitely would get annoying.Another unlikely school is Virginia. First-year coach Bronco Mendenhall did a similar series last year when he was at Brigham Young and still regrets the decision.People act differently when cameras are around, and no matter how long theyre there, there still is an effect, he said. Highs are a little higher and lows are a little lower, and theres more drama and less work because its more story.After doing it -- and I was the one that wanted it and agreed to it -- the return on investment didnt give the outcome I was thinking it would.---AP Sports Writers Aaron Beard in Raleigh, North Carolina, Pete Iacobelli in Clemson, South Carolina, Hank Kurz Jr. in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charles Odum in Atlanta contributed to this report.---The APs college football page: collegefootball.ap.org Raiders Official Jerseys .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. Raiders Stitched Jerseys . "We have always prided ourselves on the way we play defence. 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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City guard Cameron Payne is recovering from surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot.The Thunder announced on Monday that Payne broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot, but is expected to be ready for the start of next season.Payne averaged 5.0 points and 1.9 assists in his rookie season with the Thunder. He was the 14th overall selection in the draft outt of Murray State.ddddddddddddPayne was coming off a strong performance in the Orlando Summer League, where he led all scorers with 18.8 points per game and also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists.The Thunder did not release details on how Payne was injured. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '