Where: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
When: Saturday, October 28th, 3:30 PM
Records: UNC 1-6, 0-4 ACC Wake Forest 6-1, 2-1 ACC
The talk this week concerning this game has been about UNC playing with emotion and all I will say to that is if the Heels come out playing competitive football or even win the game it will be all the proof you need Bunting needed to go. Why? Because he should be able to motivate his players and maximize the talent he has and if it happens now with the emotions of Bunting's dismissal surrounding the team I honestly think that will be very sad both for Bunting and for the players themselves.
However, the thing that really bothers me is that Bunting said this week he would do nothing different for the rest of the season. This is a huge mistake and here is why. There is an episode of "Seinfeld" in which George Constanza realizes his life is almost a complete failure.
"Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable. I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but I was perceptive. I always know when someone's uncomfortable at a party. It all became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I've ever made in my entire life has been wrong. My life is the complete opposite of everything I want it to be. Every instinct I have in every aspect of life, be it something to wear, something to eat... It's often wrong."
So what is Jerry's advice for his friend?
"If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right."
So George decides to "ignore every urge towards common sense and good judgement [he's] ever had" and it results in a job with the New York Yankees, a new apartment, and a date with a beautiful woman.
So John Bunting, for at least one game, should do the opposite of what he normally does. If he thinks he should punt, then he should fake. If he thinks the linebackers should drop back into coverage, he should blitz four. If he thinks it should be a running play he should pass and vice versa. If everything that UNC has done all season long has been wrong and based on the record that is a fairly true assessment then the opposite of what UNC has been doing must be right. I am not really sure what the problem is here. Why not go absolutely nuts and try all of the stuff in your playbook you never try for whatever reason? I mean can it really get any worse? Trying to do everything right has garnered one of the worst defenses in the nation, an offense that is not much farther ahead and a 1-6 record. So let's do everything wrong. I do not think the losing will be any worse but at least it will be entertaining to watch.
I mean it is not like they can fire Bunting or anything.
Wake Forest 35 UNC 10