Carolina’s football program enters tonight’s season kickoff game in Blacksburg with all of the expectations in the world riding on this season. Sam Howell is a legitimate Heisman candidate, and the defense has talent for days. Yes, big pieces that contributed to last year’s success will be suiting up on Sundays instead, but Mack Brown and his coaching staff have done a good job of reloading the roster to be a contender for the ACC title.
Tonight’s game will be a good early test for this crew that hasn’t played in front of crowd noise like they’ll experience tonight at Lane Stadium in a long time, if ever before. They’ll need to bring their composure in order to get the season off on a good note. Hopefully they will be able to do so without needing six overtimes to decide the result.
As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then…