Week Six Midweek Musings

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The theme of my Week Six Midweek Musings is OFFENSE. Week Six Midweek Musings Red River Rivalry This was the first overtime game in the series since 1996, and it was worth the wait. Oklahoma outlasted the Longhorns 53-45 in a four-overtime thriller. In the overtime periods alone, the teams combined for 36 points. Oddly, […] READ MORE


Tar Heels’ Recruiting has Reached An Elite Level Under Brown

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When Mack Brown took over once again as North Carolina’s head coach, many observers and Tar Heel fans wondered if he would still have his recruiting touch. Brown proved himself as one of the nation’s best recruiters for over 30 years. However, he was now 69 years old and returning to lead a program that […] READ MORE


Tar Heels’ Momentum Carries Into Busy Offseason

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The college football season may be over, but the North Carolina football staff isn’t taking any time off. After finishing the season hot, the Tar Heels’ momentum has carried into the offseason. Head coach Mack Brown has made two staff changes while receiving commitments from several highly ranked players in the class of 2021. As […] READ MORE


North Carolina-Virginia Showdown Holds the Key to the ACC Coastal

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North Carolina kept its ACC Coastal Division hopes alive on Saturday with a dramatic win over the Duke Blue Devils. The Tar Heels’ victory, combined with Virginia’s loss to Louisville, has North Carolina tied with the Cavaliers atop the division. The two programs will now do battle in Chapel Hill this Saturday night. A win […] READ MORE


Week Eight Midweek Musings

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Welcome to the parade of random thoughts that are my Week Eight Midweek Musings. Louisville-Clemson This game eventually turned into the blowout everyone expected, but the first quarter was sloppy. Louisville’s first three drives ended with an interception and two lost fumbles. Clemson started with a field goal, but their next two drives ended in […] READ MORE


The Clemson Defense Continues to Play at Elite Level

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The consensus in the offseason was the Clemson defense would take a step back after losing so many veterans off of last year’s team. Four games into the 2019 season and Brent Venables’ unit is disproving that notion with authority. Despite losing a host of talented veterans from that side of the ball, the Tigers […] READ MORE


Tar Heels Are Finding Confidence After Stunning Gamecocks

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The Tar Heels are finding confidence. The majority of college football observers didn’t give North Carolina much of a chance Saturday against a veteran South Carolina squad. While possible, it wasn’t likely that the young Tar Heels would end North Carolina’s recent futility in the Border War. However, Mack Brown’s Tar Heels simply refused to […] READ MORE


North Carolina Running Backs Can Thrive in Air Raid Offense

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At first mention, ”Air Raid” doesn’t sound like an offense built around running backs. The name itself draws comparisons to the ”Air Coryell” offense of the 1980s when Dan Fouts constantly aired it out to his San Diego Chargers receivers. The ”Run and Shoot” and ”Fun and Gun” offenses come to mind as well; however, […] READ MORE