In the minds of most college football fans, this is the lull period on the calender. As the temperatures rise and September remains a light at the end of a long tunnel, supporters of their football teams have little else to do than over-analyze every single little thing about every single little position.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have a lot of storylines on their TV program, both on and off the field. They have to replace a host of stars from last years 8-5 team, including longtime QB T.J. Yates. However, 14 of the 22 starters from last year are back, so a degree of continuity should lead to optimism heading into the season.
That's good, because the second consecutive season will likely be overshadowed by events off the field. They have been handed a list of accusations by the NCAA and must present a case to them in late October.
Because of all these issues, the Tar Heels have a lot on their plate during the summer season. This down time is the perfect time to get their act together because before we all know it they will be playing football again.
Here are seven things on North Carolina's list of things to do over the new few months.