Good afternoon, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.
Yeah, I watched the North Carolina State – North Carolina football game today.
North Carolina Tar Heel fans, it’s not the weather or the #ACC referees.
— UNC Terry Eason (@faith_more) November 25, 2016
No, it is not the referees… the Tar Heels rushing defense:
- Has a tough time regardless of whether it’s windy, rainy, snowy, or sunny – apparently, the Tar Heel defense needs to play in a dome (but then the air conditional might malfunction).
- Gave up 259 yards of rushing to North Carolina State (the Tar Heels average coughing up 233.4 yards each week, so they decided to cough up even more today).
- Is ranked 114th in the country – and is going to drop more in these NCAA rankings this week. Today, there are only 14 teams in the country that have a worse run defense than UNC (and this will get exposed in any bowl game); and
- Is not getting any better under Gene Chizik (ESPN homers were trying to say that UNC’s defense was getting better – no, it sucks).
Why would any team decide to do anything but run against the Tar Heels? Make the Tar Heels stop the run before you do anything else SMH.
So many North Carolina fans were bellowing and crying, “Oh, if it wasn’t for Hurricane Matthew – we would have defeated Virginia Tech!!!”
— Matthew (@hokiesmash) November 25, 2016
No, once again, your coach, Larry Fedora, decides once again not to use Elijah Hood, a running back with 11 carries for 56 yards – yeah, he was averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Honestly, Hood has been so mismanaged, I’m surprised he hasn’t requested a transfer – there’s no way a player like this shouldn’t have more than 20 carries (he should have 20 minimum every game). Fedora isn’t leaving North Carolina for another school because quite often, he can’t manage a game when it counts. Why forget about your best rushing threat? It’s not the weather that’s impacting North Carolina’s football team – it’s Fedora’s weak ass game management.
The moral of the story here, UNC fans – drastically improve your run defense – and the Fedora game management – and you might see different results.