Here's why backup quarterback Cam Sexton should start for North Carolina:
Sexton throws a better long ball. Against Virginia Tech, Dailey overthrew one sure fire touchdown and has looked very inaccurate on several other downfield attempts. Sexton came in against the Hokies late in the game and threw a long strike to the corner of the end zone for a score. Without a vertical passing threat, defenses will crowd the line of scrimmage to shut down the run. Advantage Sexton.
Dailey has two years of eligibility remaining, Sexton has four. Both appear to be equally
Speaking of learning from mistakes, Joe Dailey has not shown tangible improvements from his days at Nebraska. He transferred to UNC after being benched for...surprise...interceptions. After all, the best indicator of future production is past performance.
In his last thirteen games at Nebraska and UNC, Dailey has a record of 5-8 with 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. With the amount of game experience he's had, it's likely that he's shown all he's capable of producing at the college level. Sexton possesses a stronger arm and would do a better job of keeping defenses honest. He'll likely improve more than Dailey as well.
Sexton may not be much better than Dailey this year, but building a program sometimes requires throwing the young guys into the fire and letting them grow up in the heat of battle. This may not result in more wins this season, but if you're looking down the road Sexton's your guy.
After all, we know Dailey just hasn't cut it over his last 13 starts at two different schools.