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.
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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.
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