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Art Chansky

Chansky’s Notebook: A Love Affair

Carolina’s Davis Love proved the perfect Ryder Cup captain. As unlikely a choice as Davis Love was to come back as Ryder Cup captain this year, that’s how good he was at putting the team together, picking his assistants for different reasons, as it all came together for a much-needed USA win at Haleztine in Minnesota. It was a dicey choice for both the Americans and for Love, who stood shell-shocked on the finals holes at Medinah outside Chicago four years ago as Europe staged the biggest Ryder Cup comeback in history, rallying from a 10-6 deficit going into...

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Chansky’s Notebook: Pass The Smelling Salt

Okay, heart-stopping Heels, enough with the drama. What moniker do you want to give Carolina’s football team that is literally taking our breath away? Beating Pitt with two seconds left on the clock and stunning Florida State on a long field goal as time ran out? Two reasons why this madness has to end. Now. First, the Tar Heels proved they were better than Pitt, coming back from a game-long two-touchdown deficit after only possessing the ball for 33 seconds of the first quarter. And they dominated the 12th-ranked Seminoles for the entire first half before mistakes, fatigue and...

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Chansky’s Notebook: Time For ‘D’ To Step Up

Gene Chizik’s honeymoon period is over. UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik made a huge improvement during his first season. But, then again, where else could the worst defense in college football go but up. From the last half of last season through the first four games this fall, however, Carolina’s defense has been backsliding. Duke gashed UNC for 327 yards rushing and State ran for 308, although the Tar Heels were good enough on offense to win both of those games handily. Now off to a 3-1 start, they cannot be counted on anymore to just outscore opponents. They...

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