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  • Lost and Loaded Sep 10, 2013

    There are many reasons for it - but UNC's football team doesn't even resemble teams from a couple of years ago. Aside from the hurry up offense, this team is composed of even worse caliber players and coaching dynamics than many of John Bunting's teams.

    And even Bunting eventually got around to recruiting some pretty good ballplayers which enabled Butch Davis to start strong.

    Where are the really good recruits? Where is a sensible play calling strategy? Fedora is really starting to look very out of place at Carolina and not exactly like an upgrade at the head coach position.

  • Alex25 Sep 9, 2013

    UNCCH will NOT be allowed any cheating this yr. None.

    www.unccheats.com is attempting to document (a 1000+ parts) the scandal. May be a book in it somewhere ...

  • dave437 Sep 9, 2013

    "Ron Cherry was looking at me like I was an ," Larry Fedora deadpanned....

    he's not the only one.....

  • bstslave2 Sep 9, 2013

    "features a DJ to spice up the pre-game"

    So what type of music do empty aluminum bleachers like?

  • dmccall Sep 9, 2013

    About 1/4 of MTSU's yards came in the 4th quarter against UNC's 2nd and 3rd strings. Hard to use total yardage to evaluate a squad in these kinds of games.

    UNC's defense is not good, but probably not worse than last year. The real difference this year is the loss of Bernard. They will lose an additional game or two this season against that same schedule from last year. However most teams in the ACC are worse than last year. WFU, Duke, NCSU, UVA, BC - all not terribly good teams. I see this team going 8-4 or 7-5. Mediocre exhibition bowl, forgettable season.

  • wjuliang Sep 9, 2013

    Ron Cherry can confuse anyone.

  • Jewelry-EricLeak Sep 8, 2013

    View quoted thread


    Although MTSU had an early TD nullified by "review" one of their TDs was a fumble recovery return for a score. Having said that, MTSU ran the ball with disturbing ease throughout the game. My only hope is that the coordinators ran basic stuff so GT won't get much from film.

  • StunGunn Sep 8, 2013

    ^^^^^^

    Gotta admit that was strange. I've never heard of a team giving the other team two kickoff receptions. Ever. I do believe Fedora will address the "misunderstanding" and it will never happen again. Good win, but hate that MTSU was able to score as much as they did.

  • Albert Ramstein Sep 8, 2013

    From a game perspective, I can't ever remember seeing a team giving up a kickoff reception. Gave MTSU a extra possession. Fedora was not too happy postgame and I'd go along with his comments.

  • Objective Scientist Sep 8, 2013

    With regard to point #4 - moving "Tar Heel Town" (THT), having DJ Forge "entertain" students, etc. First, moving THT was mentioned in pregame chatter on WCHL - Art Chansky and others - and reference was made about the "Tree Huggers" had won on that issue (protecting the trees in Polk Place). One question... how many would want to see those great trees in that part of campus sickened and dying and ultimately "gone" for the sake of a "pre-game carnival"? That part of campus would NOT be the same if those trees were gone.

    Regarding THT, DJ Forge, and all of the "pre-game" activities... I sometimes have a thought that the worst ever thing that has happened to intercollegiate sports - esp. football and basketeball - was to let the sports marketing people get their hands on it. It seems sports marketers will paint an advertisement on the of a gnat and train it to fly through Kenan if it will "make a buck" for them... that they are willing to destroy long held traditions and any semblence of "taste" for an additional dollar! I understant the need for revenue, but do we draw the line somewhere for college sports events? Is there a point of "diminishing returns"? I've attended football games in Kenan for decades, likewise basketball events but in 3 different venues on the campus. Football - it was always great to "tailgate" or socialize in whatever manner one wished for an hour or two prior to the game... watch the game, then go home. Even with that routine, even if you lived in or very near Chapel HIll that took at least half to 3/4ths of your Saturday. The "marketers" have added many events that now surround a game. Is there even time for it all? Probably not... and I'm sure the idea is to have something for everyone. Nevertheless, it sometimes seems the message is that if you do not spend the entire weekend in Chapel Hill for a football game, doing as much as you can, you're not a "true Tar Heel"! That is "BALONEY" and way "over the top"!

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