#20 North Carolina Tar Heels

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#20 North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels are looking to make a name for themselves in the college football world. Last year was a good start as they finished 8-5. This year they look to continue their success and make noise in the ACC.

The Heels lost a lot of firepower on offense, and will look to rebuild. On defense they return a lot of players and will look to pick up the slack.

Let's take a closer look at the Tar Heels...

Offensively the Heels lost Brandon Tate, Brooks Foster, and Hakeem Nicks. These dudes were all studs, especially Nicks.

They do however keep QB T.J. Yates, and he proved he can be consistent enough to win. The running game for the Heels could be a little suspect due to the fact that they lost some key guys up front.

North Carolina has young talent on offense but even the coaches can't predict what will happen with those guys. If they can play well and T.J. Yates can keep them together then they will have a solid unit.

Yates will be the key to the Heels offensive attack
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Defensively North Carolina returns nine starters. This group includes E.J. Wilson and Robert Quinn at opposite DE's. On the inside they have Marvin Austin and Cam Thomas. These four guys are going to be key players for the Heels. If these guys can cause some problems up front then the secondary will have an easier time doing their job.

The Heels have the tools to win, they just need to execute. The Tar Heels have been getting better and better in the last two years and 2009 is the next step. If the Heels want to be respected they will have to contend for the ACC year after year.

Players to Watch: T.J. Yates, E.J. Wilson

Projected Record: 8-4


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