Santa has made his list and checked it twice. Now that he and his reindeer have finished their appointed rounds and delivered the goods, here’s a list of stocking stuffers we hope he left for the ACC’s 14 football coaches.

That is, assuming they all made it onto the nice list.

Jeff Hafley, Boston College: A quarterback who doesn’t get hurt every year (and a competent offensive line to help keep it from happening) …

Hafley had a top quarterback talent on his roster for the past 2 seasons, but because of a variety of injuries Phil Jurkovec was only available to play in 14 of the Eagles’ 24 games. Maybe Santa will bring the BC coach some better luck with Jurkovec’s replacement Emmett Morehead.

 Dabo Swinney, Clemson: A self-help book titled “Don’t Let Loyalty Get in the Way of Success” …

The Tigers won their 7th ACC championship in the past 8 seasons, but they might have had a shot at playing for a national title if Swinney had yanked quarterback DJ Uiagalelei during the 3rd quarter against South Carolina instead of waiting until the following week against North Carolina to turn his offense over to freshman Cade Klubnik. After it was too late.

Mike Elko, Duke: Sellout crowds at Wallace Wade Stadium with the majority of fans wearing Duke colors instead of the colors of the other team …

Elko has energized the Blue Devils by leading them to 8 wins in his rookie season. Now it’s time for Duke’s fan base to become just as energized and start filling the stands for home games.

Mike Norvell, Florida State: Another dominating pass rusher off the transfer portal …

Santa delivered ACC Defensive Player of the Year Jermaine Johnson to Norvell out of the portal from Georgia in 2021. This season he brought Jared Verse from Albany, who finished among the top 4 of the conference with 7.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. Who will it be next year?

Brent Key, Georgia Tech: Nothing …

His Christmas wish came true a month early by having his interim tag removed and receiving a 5-year, $15 million contract to stay on as the Yellow Jackets’ permanent coach.

Jeff Brohm, Louisville: An extended honeymoon …

The former Cardinals quarterback is the most popular man in town right now. But it will only stay that way as long as his team wins.

Mario Cristobal, Miami: A return to glory for his alma mater (the ACC needs it) and a return of the Turnover Chain (we need it).

Mack Brown, North Carolina: A defense

It doesn’t even have to be a 1985 Chicago Bears-caliber defense. Just one capable of making basic plays and stopping anybody on at least a semi-consistent basis.

Dave Doeren, NC State: A Siegfied and Roy training video. Also, a loaf of bread and tray of cold cuts …

Doeren got what he wanted when the ACC did away with its divisional format. But since he still can’t escape having to play Clemson every year, he’ll need the video to learn how to tame Tigers. As for the bread and charcuterie board, they’ll go well with all that mayo Doeren will get dumped on his head if his team beats Maryland in Charlotte next week.

Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh: An on-campus stadium …

Playing home games at an NFL venue is cool for visiting teams, but it’s not a place the Panthers can call their own. Plus, its size leads to too many empty seats and watered-down home-field advantage.

Dino Babers, Syracuse: An updated resume (just in case) …

Babers saved his job this season, barely. He might not be as fortunate in 2023.

Tony Elliott, Virginia: Patience, compassion and any tool necessary to help the healing process for both his players and their campus …

Elliott might have the most difficult job in the ACC next season. Improving from a 3-7 record won’t be the hardest part.

Brent Pry, Virginia Tech: A dollar, paid in 4 quarters

The coins are to help Pry and his Hokies remember that games last 4 quarters. They could use the reminder after squandering leads during the final quarter against Old Dominion, NC State and Georgia Tech this season. Tech was outscored 34-0 in the final 15 minutes of those games. The losses were the difference between a 3-8 record and bowl eligibility.

Dave Clawson, Wake Forest: Sam Hartman coming back for his final year of eligibility and a new pullover to wear on the sideline during games (made of slow mesh material, of course) …

Hartman plans to enter the NFL draft and already has said there’s “no way” he’ll be back with the Deacons next season. But he does have another year of eligibility remaining. And with all due respect to heir apparent Mitch Griffis, it’s hard to imagine anyone running Wake’s slow mesh run-pass-option offense better than the ACC’s all-time leader in touchdown passes.