Chansky: Billion-Dollar GameOctober 16, 2013 at 9:53 am
UNC Professors Jay Smith and Lew Margolis – now part of what they call the Athletic Reform Group – are at it again. And, once again, they show that they just don’t get the big picture. UNC has made its choice to play major college athletics, and no one denies that it’s become a billion-dollar [...]
Art’s Angle: Is ‘Next Year’ Here?October 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm
A for Effort. D for Discipline. After an excruciating week of embarrassment following the 55-31 blowout loss to East Carolina, the Tar Heels were determined to play harder and smarter against Virginia Tech Saturday in Blacksburg. Harder, yes; smarter, no, in the 27-17 loss. Carolina matched the Hokies’ blow for blow right through the final [...]
Chansky: Upset Formula?October 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm
There is an old coaching adage that says a good team is most dangerous after it has hit rock bottom. Is there any doubt that the Tar Heels are there after the 55-31 shelling by ECU last Saturday? None whatsoever. Is there any doubt Carolina is a “good team”? Plenty. So therein lays the key [...]
Art’s Angle: Bad D, Bad DaySeptember 29, 2013 at 10:08 am
No excuses. Just the facts. Do not say the Tar Heels came out flat and with a hangover from the Georgia Tech game. If that’s the case on a beautiful Parents’ Weekend in front of the season’s first sellout crowd, we have the wrong players or the wrong coaches. We have the right coaches who [...]
Chansky: Three-Game SeasonSeptember 27, 2013 at 6:00 am
Coaches like to say “play ‘em one at a time.” But, truth is, if the Tar Heels don’t beat East Carolina Saturday, their season is going down the tubes. At least the kind of season we had all hoped for. At 1-2, Carolina has lost where it was expected to lose. Sure, without a fumbled [...]
Art’s Angle: A Good Start. . .September 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm
Photo Courtesy of UNC Athletics The almost-ready-for-primetime Tar Heels were at the crossroads of the game and most likely their chances to win the ACC championship. After dominating their Coastal Division rival and old nemesis for the first 25 minutes, they allowed Georgia Tech to score just before halftime and narrow their lead to 20-14. And the [...]
Art’s Angle: Writer Back On BeatSeptember 17, 2013 at 6:20 am
This is a story about a sportswriter and a football coach and the debatable definitions of each man’s job.
Art’s Angle: Break Out The BullSeptember 8, 2013 at 9:30 am
The hyperactive, Red-Bull-guzzling head coach of the Tar Heels obviously sees the potential of Carolina football, or he wouldn’t be here.
Chansky: Cock-ShockedAugust 31, 2013 at 6:35 am
How ironic that lightning bolts in the sky is the background theme on Carolina’s football media guide and schedule cards for 2013. Lightning pretty much ended the Tar Heels’ much-anticipated national exposure Thursday night. When the threat of severe thunder storms (that eventually arrived) forced a 90-minute delay in the season opener at South Carolina, [...]
Chansky: Cackle On, Coach!August 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Did you get as big of a kick as I did Sunday when Steve Spurrier gloated over his undefeated record against North Carolina?