The North Carolina Tar Heels are coming off a very successful season. They finished 51-16, made a return trip to Omaha and made some noise in the College World Series while they were there.
The season was an even bigger success when you consider the preseason expectation. The Tar Heels were considered a solid team, but nothing more. Few thought they would be a real player in the ACC championship race and even fewer figured they would be in Omaha.
Coach Mike Fox had other plans, though. He believed in his guys and they responded. They played well all season and exceeded just about everyone's expectations.
I discussed last season and looked ahead to next season with Greg Barnes, who covers the team for InsideCarolina.com.