#46 North Carolina Tar Heels: College Football 77 in 77

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“North Carolina, c’mon raise up, take your shirt off, spin it rod your head like a helicopter.” Maybe Peteye Pablo isn’t your style. Perhaps General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board with “sweet Carolina girls, sweet southern pearls” is more your speed? I’m trying to pump you up with music, because your UNC Tar Heels aren’t allowed to go bowling this college football season. Bummer.

Neither is Ohio State in 2012. Which is funny to me, because one of my closest friends has two favortie college teams: UNC and OSU. Guess I e has to wait until college basketball season for both. Even though this year we’ll see both programs drop off a bit. Well, at least the football Tar Heels will have a fun to watch fast paced offense going for them.

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UNC’s John Henson one of most overrated players in 2012 NBA Draft

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North Carolina‘s John Henson is one of the most overrated players in this year’s NBA Draft. Of course he is, he was a member of the Tar Heels college basketball team, meaning he’s going to get more pub than other, often more deserving prospects. UNC guys receive a brighter spotlight than what they deserve.

Henson is a gawky, gangly fellow who just has trouble putting on and keeping weight. That will hurt him at the next level. Still he can defend, meaning Serge Ibaka is someone he can pattern his game after.

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#33 North Carolina Tar Heels: College Football 77 in 77

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There are times when I wish I didn’t have to rank all my 77 in early June. Because quite a few things happen between then and kickoff. Of course, very few are as dramatic as what’s going on in Chapel Hill. I knew they were a college football program in turmoil, and that Butch Davis was in jeopardy. However, had I knew it was going to be interim leader and former Defensive Coordinator Everett Withers manning the sidelines, I would have ranked them in the 40s or 50s. Not that I’m so down on Withers. It’s just that any team firing it’s coach in August is in well, dire straits.

Still, there’s some NFL talent left on that defense. And I think the graduation of QB T.J. Yates could be addition by subtraction. Yes, I know he broke 37 school passing records, but that’s only because he started all four years. He’s like football Tyler Hansbrough- put up a lot of great numbers because he just wasn’t good enough to leave school early.

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North Carolina Tar Heels Very Impressive; Ready for Test from Kentucky Wildcats

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You wouldn’t have thought that the UNC Tar Heels team playing Friday night was the same one that was defensively challenged all year. College basketball teams were able to get up and down on them pretty much at will. But on Friday night, they stepped up and answered the call, holding Marquette to 15 first half points – the second fewest in the program’s storied tournament history.

Not only did their defense click, but as usual, their offense was elite and put the game away early. The big 3 in Tyler Zeller, lottery pick Harrison Barnes, and John Henson put on a clinic against Marquette. They combined to score 61 of the 81 points and kept Marquette from ever making this a game.

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