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Can Gene Chizik Save the North Carolina Defense?

By David Fox, 2 months 2 weeks ago
For now, public shaming will need to be part of the rebuilding process of the North Carolina defense. Even in spring, there’s plenty of it to go around. Gene Chizik is in Chapel Hill to fix one of the worst defenses in school history, a unit that has kept Carolina hovering around .500 the last two seasons. Many coaches will spend spring practice preaching physicality. The new...

Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Florida State or Clemson? How about North Carolina or Miami? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not....

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Larry Fedora is entering a critical season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 13-11 in ACC play in three seasons with him at the helm and it’s a big reason why he made a big switch on defense. Gene Chizik is now running the unit in an effort to produce the same way the defense has under Fedora. The bad news is the schedule isn’t easy and the defense needs fixing. The good...

Sweet 16 Game Preview and Predictions: Wisconsin vs. North Carolina

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Wisconsin and North Carolina have met only one time in the NCAA Tournament, and if this weekend’s Sweet 16 meeting is anything like their first clash, the fans are for a treat. In 2005, Bo Ryan’s sixth-seeded Badgers gave the consensus No. 1 and Tar Heels all they could handle in the Elite Eight, losing to the eventual national champions 88-82. It was Williams’ first...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Mark Ross, 3 months 1 week ago
This spring marks Year 4 of the Larry Fedora era at North Carolina and unfortunately, things have been trending in the wrong direction for the Tar Heels’ football program. Despite playing in a second straight bowl game (ineligible in Fedora’s first season), UNC’s win total has decreased each of the past two seasons since going 8-4 in 2012. While Fedora has been successful in...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 ACC Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 ACC conference preview. Has the ACC elevated itself into national prominence with the likes of the SEC and Pac-12? Who are the best quarterbacks in the league and who will start for Florida State? Just how wide open is the Coastal Division? Are Miami and North Carolina the wild cards to watch? Can Duke...

2015 ACC Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff. The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. That shouldn’t ever be the issue in the ACC with Notre Dame and a litany of constant SEC foes dotting the non-conference slate. The balance of power...

ACC's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The ACC is losing some significant star power with the departure of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley, Louisville safety Gerod Holliman and Miami running back Duke Johnson (just to name a few). All 14 teams in the ACC will be busy this spring filling key personnel question marks for 2015, and the loss of several star players shows why most preseason...

ACC 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 day ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech are the early favorites to win the ACC in 2015, and each team opens spring ball with plenty of question marks. Who will replace Jameis Winston at quarterback for the...

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...