It was the biggest win for the Tar Heels since…well…nobody can remember since when…
One might have to harken back to Days O’ William Mack Brown to find such a significant pigskin victory, but last night Butch Davis and his UNC squad took a big step toward ACC football credibility while closing the gap in Chapel Hill between football and hoops. (Side note: UNC’s basketball team is the unanimous preseason #1.)
OK, before we get all carried away. Rutgers, who lost its opener to Fresno State before losing last night to the Heels, isn’t very good. Fresno State? Who knew they had a football team?
They have a basketball team ‘cause that’s where the Shark landed after he got run out of UNLV. If you’re south of Vegas in any category but vice, you’re not good. (Side note: The 2005 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball National Champions will return all five starters to this year’s unanimous preseason #1 team.)
Next up for the Heels: Virginia Tech. We will know more about the Hokies after Saturday’s game vs. Georgia Tech. (Side note: Evidently, back-up point guard Bobby Frasor’s surgically repaired knee is doing fine.)
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