Can North Carolina Continue Momentum from End of 2013 Season?
finished 7-6 after a 1-5 start. The Tar Heels were playing extremely well down the stretch and were considered a team you didn’t want to see on your schedule.
There has to be plenty of good vibes down in Chapel Hill, as Fedora’s team destroyed Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl, 39-17.
But will these positive vibes carry into the 2014 season? There is certainly a chance; Fedora seems to be leading this program in the right direction and the ACC Coastal has plenty of question marks. The top spot is up for grabs and I love North Carolina’s chances to grab it.
Quarterback Marquise Williams is returning and he may be the reason for the salvaged 2013 season. Williams was able to make a difference in the passing and running game, combining for 21 total touchdowns.
However, Williams will be missing his former starting center and left tackle, which are the two most important positions along the offensive line. The Tar Heels are still trying to find the right combination upfront to keep this offense rolling.
The good news is that offensive line will get their feet wet against FCS Liberty and San Diego State before facing East Carolina, who is an early favorite to compete for the AAC championship.
So really, if North Carolina can stay out of its own way and beat the weaker teams in the ACC, this could be a 10-win season in 2014. Worst-case scenario, I see this team winning seven but that’s a decent worst-case.
If the Tar Heels are able to win on the road against Miami (Fla.) on November 1, you should expect them to be in the ACC Championship Game.