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UNC suffers another loss on offensive line

Posted August 13, 2009

North Carolina offensive tackle Carl Gaskins, a sophomore from Melbourne, Fla., tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Wednesday morning’s practice, and will miss the entire 2009 season, the school announced Thursday morning.

Gaskins played in five games in 2008 and was scheduled to back up senior Kyle Jolly at left tackle.

Senior tight end Ryan Taylor of Winston-Salem sprained the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee during Tuesday’s practice. He is expected to be out of action for approximately one month.

On Wednesday, UNC announced that offensive lineman Kevin Bryant, a redshirt sophomore from Lauderdale Lake, Fla., has decided not to return to the team.

The moves thin Carolina's depth along the offensive line.

Last year, UNC started Jolly at left tackle, Alan Pelc at left guard, Lowell Dyer at center and two seniors on the right side - guard Calvin Darity and tackle Garrett Reynolds.

This season, Jolly remains at left tackle and Dyer at center, with Pelc switching to right guard. Redshirt freshman Jonathan Cooper is the leader to start at left guard and junior Mike Ingersoll is expected to start at right tackle. Gaskins would have been the key backup at tackle.

Now, UNC may need to build depth by turning to a true freshman class that includes linemen Travis Bond of Bertie County, David Collins of East Forsyth and Brennan Williams of West Roxbury, Mass. Williams was a SuperPrep All-America and rated the No. 8 lineman in the country. Both Bond and Collins were rated among the top prospects in North Carolina.

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  • Tar Heels Fan Aug 13, 2009

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    ...but injuries is the very EXCUSE you give for state's losing season last year. Yet you're telling us you don't need any excuses?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Aug 13, 2009

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    We don't need any excuses.

    btw, in this decade, State has won 15 more football games than Carolina.

    Frankly, I don't even care. I just like pointing out things that make you Carolina fans whine.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Aug 13, 2009

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    Get over yourself, man.

    And just for the record, my very first post said this injury really sucks for this kid. A few of us know there are more important things than 41-10 and 63-29-6.

  • uncfan1 Aug 13, 2009

    What? State fans using injuries as an excuse! That could never happen - could it?

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Aug 13, 2009

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    I would not joke about injuries if I were you. That is the excuse you will use when the season goes south.

    GO HEELS!!

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Aug 13, 2009

    Time to put those stellar recruits to the test. It will be difficult replacing an O-Lineman, but it can be done. And as far as 41-10, the sting is gone. Thanks for trying, though.

    GO HEELS!!

  • wottop Aug 13, 2009

    I will admit the collective amnesia is impressive. If you talk about something else long enough, you can convice yourself the bad things never happened.

    Like the back-to-back-to-back losing seasons in football, the lack of NCAA tournament appearences in basketball, and the train running through the middle of campus.

    You did beat Carolina in SOMETHING last year. I guess that will let you sleep at night.

  • mxteam44 Aug 13, 2009

    It's sad that NCSU fans can't even leave a thread alone about a kid getting injured and missing an entire season. Pathetic really!

  • leaderofthepack Aug 13, 2009

    I thought unc was fine on guards and centers? Oh, forgot it was football season.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Aug 13, 2009

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    Because the score was 41-10! ;)

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