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|08-31-2013, 04:23 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chapel Hill
A Tar Heels POV
Since I came on here smack talking before the game it's only fair I come back and take my lumps. Thanks for the engaging convo from all the posters on the site.
It was fun attending the game at WB for my first time. Bummed out by the weather but overall the experience was a good one. The stadium was beautiful. Much quieter than I anticipated however.
In general SC has too many chess pieces to use. It is going to be very hard for SC to lose this year. These include but aren't limited to: A coach and O with a myriad of packages making it impossible to prepare for the whole play book. A capable O Line. An opportunistic QB that doesn't make mistakes, 2 Stud RBs. After losing 3? linemen to the NFL a still top tier D Line. Athletic and rangy LBs, corners capable of playing man for most the whole game.
This is w/o the full compliment of offensive weapons available in week 1.
I liked our game plan to win the game, however we didn't execute to ever put the game in doubt.
In the end we took too few shots down field to try and take advantage of man coverage deep.
I thought there was a time when the SC D line started to tire and required 2 deep and 3 deep and that was our chance to take shots which we never did and is uncharacteristic for Fedora's O. I think the clowney fatigue/lack of effectiveness was overblown and misunderstood. Clowney's effectiveness doesn't show up to the untrained eye. If this is the only UNC game you've watched it's easy to say he wasn't effective, but when you're reduced to calling only about 20-40% from your offensive playbook as a design to keep Clowney from making big plays then you've essentially lost to HIM before the game starts.
No D-Lineman can rush the QB 50 times in a game.
Scar gave up no big plays which is impressive for a young D with several players from 2 deep gone from last year.
Score is more respectable than it would've been w/o dropped passes and after OBC eased off the gas in the 3rd and 4th.
Scar O line much improved from last year with essentially the same players. Good player development and coaching evidenced there.
think the time out by Fedora at the end was a middle finger to spur for going deep at the end on the earlier series.
terrible, what you'd typically expect from ACC officiating. Bad holding call on Hurst bad face mask call on SC.
un called for. Tar Heel fans can understand your frustration. Yearly when we play Duke, and GTech they essentially clip the whole game. From this there are invariably injuries. As a former athlete, there's a code. You don't play to injure players. What goes around comes around and someone could always do it to you. We lost a starting D tackle after the Duke game last year from a similar play. Our premium fan site has come out in disgust of the play by holts. My take is it's the frustration of a 5 star kid that essentially lost his starting job at the end of camp and is jealous of the attention for #7. I'd be fine with a 2 game suspension to protect this type of thing going forward.
Look forward to seeing you all in 2015 in Charlotte.
Heels out, Good luck for the rest of the season.