Tar Heels' Key to Success vs. Miami
I use the word "success" rather than "victory," because success this week will not be measured with a win or a loss. Rather, success against the Canes will be determined by how hard the Tar Heels play and how willing they are to compete.
Against Clemson, North Carolina simply didn't show up. They got down early and just flat out quit on themselves, their coach, their school, and their teammates. As a result, they were embarrassed.
As an old coach once told me, "You're never a failure until you quit trying." In the Tar Heels' case, they failed at Clemson.
If the boys in blue compete on every play, fly around the field with intensity and desire for 60 minutes, and are willing to go blow for blow with mighty Miami, then the game should be close.
Win or lose this week, a strong display of heart, toughness, and leadership will be considered a welcome success in my book considering what we've seen in previous weeks. A win, albeit quite possible, would simply be icing on the cake.