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What Do Other ACC Coaches Say About UNC?

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Liz Condo-US PRESSWIRE

Athlon Sports conducted a anonymous survey of ACC coaches to find out what they think the other teams in the league. Here is what ACC coaches had to say about UNC.

“Larry Fedora, I thought he did a good job in his first year. The biggest thing was the tempo they played with. They are really fast and presented problems for a lot of teams. The tempo can wear you out." …

"The running back, Gio Bernard, was a really, really, really good player — yes, three ‘reallys.’ …

"The receivers are impressive looking. The tight end, Eric Ebron, is impressive looking. He’ll be a big part of what they do next year, I would think." …

"Butch Davis didn’t have a problem recruiting at North Carolina. That guard, Jonathan Cooper, he’s as good as we saw in the country last year. He’s gone to the NFL now, and he’ll be missed. They had great talent on offense, and combined it with the tempo they played." …

"They were just OK in the secondary. I thought it was a liability, to be honest. North Carolina State exposed their secondary last year." …

"If they aren’t good on offense, it can be all over for them on a bad day. … The quarterback played well for them.”

I suppose we shouldn't expect opposing coaches to say anything provocative despite it being anonymous. At the same time, most of this is right on the money. UNC has questions at running back and the offensive line due to NFL attrition. The season will hinge, for the most part, on Bryn Renner, Eric Ebron and the receivers. UNC has some potential in the backfield but with the offensive line changes uncertainty abounds. As the offense goes, so will the team. The defense on the other hands, no one really expects a whole lot from.

Hopefully the defensive unit is taking that as a bit of motivation.

Hat tip: Cardiac Hill