Let me start out with some notable players who were selected in last years draft.
1st round- Robert Quinn (UNC)
2nd Round- Greg Little, Marvin Austin, Bruce Carter (all UNC)
5th Round- TJ Yates (Once again, UNC)
Would you believe it if I told you that despite having these guys in 2010 they cruised to an 8-5 record.
Would you also believe it if I told you that Greg Little and Marvin Austin did not play the entire season yet were still drafted that high.
Tar Heels fans have to deal with what could have been. Butch Davis put together some impressive recruiting classes with top flight NFL talent. That translated to 3 consecutive 8-5 seasons. UNC had some of the most impressive teams in college football in the last few years but they could never conquer their chronic underachieving.
It also didn't help that the program was hindered by an NCAA suspensions that ultimately cost Mr. Mediocre, aka Butch Davis, his job.
This truly was one of the most frustrating programs to watch because they had all the pieces, just lacked the drive.