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I predict I think my team is going to win and you think your team is going to win.
That about sums it up Doc!
I can't wait to see Hurst and Clowney get after it....two potential top 10 picks right there. I think we win because of quarterback play, Bryn poised to have a huge senior year....USC has a ton of question marks on both sides of the ball, everybody is hype about Clowney (understandably) but they forget the 6 starters gone on that side of the ball...he can't do it all by himself and he has to beat Hurst which won't be easy. If we can play the kind of tempo we like on offense and move the ball it will be tough for USC...N. Carolina 31 S. Carolina 21
Our offense is way better than last years', and our defense is improving. We have so many more weapons this year than last.
Just show your corners Greg Reid's hit on Lattimore 3 years ago and get them fired up.
Tell me, would you agree that Clemson's offense is the best in the ACC and UNC and CU have the same style/philosophy on offense?
No and No. . Never say anyone is better than UNC and sc taking our DL coach will make the greatest offensive mind in College think even farther out the Box. UNC by 12
I would say our offenses were about the same last year and it was our very first year running that type of offense. So this year, we should be just as good, again, if not better. Clemson has been running that offense for years and you could make the argument that we did it better our first year.
UNC 35-17 Clowney is the only player that worries me.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MichaelJD 11 months ago
That's an interesting take on us having a coach off your staff last year.
That's what Southern Miss fans were saying (the greatest offensive mind in college) 3 years ago too before we played them.
Can't even name a player, besides Quinshad Davis who we turned down, on UNC TBH.
Should be a good game.
I think right now, as we speak, Clemson has the best Offense, with us being a very close No. 2. Clemson has had multiple seasons to get the correct personnel, we've had one full cycle. With that being said, we were 11th in the country in PPG, in our 1st season in the new offense, converting from Pro to Spread.
Our offenses are VERY different. The only similarities are both are Up-Tempo and Spread offenses.
Clemson likes to show a lot of "Eye Candy" with Jet Sweep personnel. They will take a slot WR, fake him the ball, fake the handoff to the RB immediately after an throw it etc.
UNC is 50-50 Run Pass. If a defense is better against the pass, we will run more, pass less. We will do what is working. We LOVE to dink and dunk with underneath routes and screens**. We work the PA into the offense and use the entire field.
This post was edited by UNC_Doug 11 months ago
Not Putting Down SM but Fed did not have the Talent he does now. So I feel good bout watt he did then with a bunch of 2*s and so I love our chances this year! BlueHeaven!!!!!!
I love how when fans of other teams come here the first thing they do is try to make fun of our talent. Well mr likes to play games with cocks, how many chickens did you have selected in the first round? How many Heels in the first round? Ah, seems as if we are at an impasse because these Heels whom you havent heard clearly are more popular with top NFL personnel than your beloved cocks are. And I cant name a chicken besides that clown whom we'd definitely love to have but I will admit you guys have stolen some others we wanted, a few lineman if I remember correctly. Overall you guys had more guys drafted than we did but you only had one in the first three rounds whereas we had 4. But I also did not doubt you guys talent because we all know the HBC can recruit and coach. I like our chances and I love that you guys so greatly underestimate us because you will be that much hurt should you lose. For us, we are expecting to compete, we are coming to win and we would not consider it an upset if we do win or if we lose. We see it as two good teams going at it. Just wish you chickens would smarten and realize that too, but either way we still confident we can hang with anyone in the SEC.
Well Mr. Cock, the only player I've heard of on your team in Clowney. For the record, he wouldn't have been admitted to UNC.
UNC actually led for Clowney early in the 2011 recruiting cycle before the NCAA came to town. Interest percolated again after Brian Baker was hired but it was a long shot as the interest lasted about as long as Baker's time in Chapel Hill as that rock hill developer pretty much had that commitment locked for SCar at that point.
I know what your are doing here but i just have to say that there is no way Clowney doesn't get admitted to any BCS conference school if he commits except maybe Stanford.
Sorry, Doug ;)
This post was edited by GoingHeels 11 months ago
C'mon GH I didn't know that!! Help a brother out lol!!
I really don't understand why a grown man has to talk about a kids academics to get his point across. Just like the other poster said Clowney would have made it pass any admittance wherever he chose to go.
UNC is going to have to out score SCar to win the game. SCar was not a good offensive team last year. Very poor, in fact. The forgotten third phase (special teams) was crucial for them with field position. They have some guys capable of filling Ace Sanders shoes like Pharoh Cooper.
The biggest question mark for me is 1) will our dline be able to hold up against the power run game I expect the OBC to use. If they can't and Rankin and Boston are cheating into the box, SCar will go over the top with the OBC's vertical option routes he is so famous for. 2) how will the SCar backers and safeties play in space. The FedSpread puts pressure on the backers to make tackles in space. That group is a whole new two deep.
It is a mistake to compare UNC's offense to Clemson. Doug's post above is on the money. The only similarities are the fact that they are both hurry up, no huddle. I am just going to ignore the Southern Miss references. Carolina has two projected first rounders again this year with six total projected draft picks for the 2014 draft. The talent difference is significant between Carolina and Southern Miss. So while you maybe unable to name our guys, it doesn't make our team any less talented.
Right now, I am definitely taking the points on the 14.5 spread and probably betting the money line to potentially double dip or at least cover some of my money line buy in.
The real USC did not finish in the top 25 last year. But that was not the real USC. The real USC has 11 national championships. Hopefully The Real USC will get rid of Lane and get back to business.
Agree you'll have to outscore us. That's usually how games are won.
Very poor on offense? I guess since we didn't play ACC teams we're not ranked 11th like ya'll.
Biggest question mark for us is Young LB's. Secondary will be fine.
The hurry-up doesn't help your defense any when you go 3 and out.
Sorry this conversation is for Top 25 teams only little guy.
UNC had a pretty solid season last year, tying for their division title. It is unfortunate about the sanctions UNC faced, but still, you went 8-4 in the ACC and lost all of the most talented players on your roster.
The thing about USC losing our two-deep at LB is that the guys we lost were super unathletic. They all ran 4.9 or higher 40s. They made up for that lack of athleticism with experience, but the guys we have starting this year are all bigger, faster and stronger than any LB we have had since Jasper Brinkley. Plus, our LBs get to play behind one of the top 3 defensive lines in the country. Football is won in the trenches, and that's why we will win by 10+ points. We only lost one starter on the OL.
Who is replacing Gio Bernard and the O-linemen that UNC lost? Are these guys younger players or upperclassmen? I'm asking because I'm not sure. Thanks.
"You’re either a block-gobbler, a farmer, or you’re a damn hunter and playmaker."
I'm not as sold on the improved athleticism making up for the lost experience at LB for us, so I do think we lose something on defense. That said, our defense last year was probably the best I've ever seen as USC. But I still think it is enough to take care of business in game one, particularly at home.
When I look at the units/positions returning, I certainly don't have the same feelings as some here, but I'm sure most of us are biased towards our own. I don't see a huge difference in QB play, other than Shaw adding a running dimension. He passed only about half as much as Renner did last year, so total yardage and passing TD's were below Renner, but Shaw was the #10 QB in the nation in efficiency last year. It seems to be a wash, with no real advantage either way.
To consider UNC's offense some sort of mirror image of Clemson is very short-sighted, IMO. They are both fast-paced, but very different stylistically. In time, as the personnel begins to better match the scheme, UNC's offense will only get better. But I don't see them being improved enough to out-gain USC in Williams-Brice.
This could (should?) be the best offense that we've had in the Spurrier tenure. And although I expect UNC's offense to be slightly better and our defense to be slightly worse, I believe that there was a more significant differential in those groups last year to be able to overcome the narrowing of the gap there. It may be a higher scoring game than it would have been last year, but our defense will still be formidable enough to hold UNC relatively in check over four quarters. I don't see the same being said for the USC offense vs UNC defense. And at this point, I don't know what special teams will hold for either team. There will be too many replacements in that phase to guess at this time.
So while I wouldn't look for a 14-15 point victory, I think that it would be a big surprise for USC to come out with a loss.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
There are no evil thoughts except one: The refusal to think.
This should be fun.
I agree, it will be a fun game. Great to see you guys are realistic unlike some of the others who come by. We here are not blind. We know you are top 10 this coming season for a reason and Spurrier is a great coach who will be prepared for us. We are not saying we are going to beat you guys but we do feel like we have a chance. We have a chance to win all 12 games on our schedule this year. We welcome the opportunity to play you guys this year and hope you guys are pushing like us to make it happen more often. Maybe you guys could alternate between us and klempson. Either way I cant wait, I love to eat chicken!!!!!!!!!!
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