The University of North Carolina's football team had long been considered a doormat in the rising ACC. They had suffered consistent losing seasons, and had long been an afterthought to their basketball program.
Enter Butch Davis.
After years of recruiting solid athletes into the program, the Tar Heels finished last season with a mark of 8-5 and won the Music City Bowl 30-27 against the Tennessee Volunteers.
After losing longtime starting quarterback T.J. Yates, the Tar Heels will be counting on some unproven players to build on the success.
The NCAA investigation also aims to be a distraction that will erode preparation and focus, so only time will tell.
Here are five dream scenarios for the Tar Heels for the 2011 season: