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THB Morning Roundup 8/28

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Happy Friday!

Football

-UNC revealed the uniform combination for the season opener against South Carolina. Your eyes don't deceive you, that is Carolina blue.

-College Football Talk is high on the Tar Heels picking UNC to finish 2nd in the Coastal Division behind Virginia Tech.

2. North Carolina (Last year: 6-7, lost to Rutgers in Quick Lane Bowl)

No offense in the ACC returns as many starters this season than the North Carolina Tar Heels. A total of 10 starters are back for UNC, including a healthy Marquise Williams at quarterback, but how much will he have to carry the offense this season? In addition to being the leading passer, Williams is also UNC’s leading returning rusher from a year ago (788 yards, 13 touchdowns). I’d like to see others take some of the pressure off Williams to do everything if UNC is going to make a serious run to the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte. Looking at the schedule, I see real potential for a possible 7-0 start, but I also see the possibility of a rough finish to the season. That would seem to be the opposite of what happened last season after UNC closed on a hot streak to overcome a dismal start to the season.

Of course they are also picking Duke to finish 7th behind UVa and Georgia Tech finishing 5th so big grain of salt warning with this prediction.

-UNC DB Des Lawrence tells the Daily Tar Heel they need to reclaim the "rude boys" reputation which is a nickname the UNC secondary has had since the 1990s but of late hasn't much resembled it.

Six days to kickoff....

Tennis

-Jamie Loeb is headed to the U.S. Open. Her first opponent? #4 seeded Caroline Wozniacki. Oof.