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North Carolina vs. Furman: Initial Impressions

Sep 16, 2006 – 11:43 PM
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James Conklin

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I just got back from Kenan stadium and thought I'd run down a few of my initial thoughts on the UNC vs. Furman game. I'll get into more depth later as I digest things a little more:

  • The crowd was sparse, and sounded more like a golf gallery at times during the first half. They did wake up somewhat in the second half, though. The entire southeast section and all upper corners of the stadium were empty.

  • The UNC defense is really, really two ways about it. Didn't we just give defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders a big raise? Better start earning your paycheck, Coach.

  • With NC State's loss to Southern Miss tonight, it's looking more and more like the UNC vs. NC State game will be an old school WWF "I quit" match between John Bunting and Chuck Amato....loser resigns (or gets fired).

  • Cam Sexton looked like the real deal, going 14 of 20 for 263 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Many of his completions were screen passes which explains the high completion percentage, but he threw the deep outs and crossing routes well, too. Next week he goes to Clemson's Death Valley, so we'll see if tonight was a fluke or not.

  • What in the world was Duke point guard Greg Paulus doing wandering through the Kenan Football offices midway through the first half? Who in the heck let him in?

  • The UNC defense is really, really bad...yes, I meant to type that twice.

  • No Justin Warren, Richie Rich, or Joe Dailey in the backfield tonight. Not that they were needed since the offense was playing well, but it would have been nice to at least the the running backs a couple of reps.
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