Posted: 4th February 2010 by bcoley in UNC Football
It shows on ESPN that the Tarheels have the 25th best recruiting class in the nation. Might not sound that great, but compared to the schools in front of it, I’d say its an accompolishment. According to ESPN, Carolina has signed on two ESPN 150 players. Of their 21 signings 5 are four star players and 11 are three star players. The top recruits are James Hurst, an offensive guard, and Brandon Willis, a defensive tackle. Butch Davis has done nothing but good things for Carolina football. He’s brining in talented players and has lifted Carolina into the top 25 for the past couple of years. I see great potential in next years team. The first step is to finally win a bowl game.
The past two years, Carolina has gone 8-5 with a 4-4 record in the ACC. Compared to years before, this is an impressive statistic. The 0nly problem is that the Heels don’t finish up the year strong. They lost the Car Care Bowl to West Virginia in 2008 and to Pittsburgh in 2009. Both respectable losses to very good teams, but Carolina had a chance to win both games but gave the game up towards the end. My other pet peeve is that Carolina cannot beat NC State for some reason. The Wolfpack are never more talented than UNC, but always manages to beat us.
Carolina is an upcoming college football team. They beat a very good Virginia Tech team on the road last year, they have an outstanding defense, and they have a great coach in Butch Davis. I have no doubt in my mind that Carolina will be in the top 25 next year. The Heels might even get into the top, but that is a huge maybe. All that UNC needs is a consistent offensive attack. If Carolina can get a quarterback to make better decisions, then I think that Carolina has a realistic chance at the ACC championship next year. Very hopeful thoughts from a faithful Tarheel fan.
Posted: 1st February 2010 by ccastillo in Uncategorized
So I guess last weeks game against NC State was a fluke? Who was that team playing in the Dean dome last night? Anyone know? I know this was supposed to be a rebuilding year, but this is a joke! Carolina is terrible. They aren’t even fun to watch right now. They can’t win on the road and now it seems they can’t even win at home. Who can we blame? The only person I can think of is Roy Williams. I know he isn’t the one turning the ball over and giving up easy baskets, but he needs to be held responsible for the lack of passion and motivation, Right? Isn’t that what this team is lacking? I think so. So what now? Should we hope that they turn things around and at least beat Duke? Or should we look forward to the NIT? Or should we hope we can make a run in the ACC tourney so that we can get smoked in the NCAA tourney? Say what you want about my comments but I don’t think there is anyone that can argue that Carolina is a tournament team right now. I need answers! Who has them?
Posted: 28th January 2010 by bcoley in Uncategorized
Carolina really hit a rough stretch. I’m surprised Roy Williams hasn’t pulled all of his hair out. The youth and inexperience has been a huge influence on the outcome of Carolina’s games. Turnovers. Turnovers. Turnovers. Why is this a problem? It’s because Larry Drew and Dexter Strickland are average guards. They leave their feet when trying to make a pass or they pass the ball to a teammate where he thinks he is going to be instead of actually seeing the pass through. But all of that is okay. Because I saw hope on Tuesday night against NC State. The same Wolfpack team that beat Duke 88-74 on the very same court.
For the first time this season, the Tarheels should that they can battle adversity. In the second half, the Wolfpack opened with a 10 to 1 run. Carolina answered with a 15-0 run of their own. Carolina’s defense was phenominal. NC State didn’t score for like 8 minutes in the second half. I loved the way Henson played. He might not be worth anything offensively, but he can create a lot of problems in the paint with his long wingspan. Roy Williams challenged them to do better and play with heart. The players answered and earned their first true road game victory.
Don’t be worried about Carolina and the NCAA tournament. They’ll make it. They already beat a good Ohio State team on a neutral court, and they beat Michigan State, a team in the top 5 currently. Carolina’s strength of schedule is definitely in the top 5. They’ve played both Texas and Kentucky, both of which were number one at point in the year. Roy William’s team will not die. They will not give up. For now, I say they are about a 7 seed. It doesn’t bother me. As long as they get an invitation to the dance.