By Brian Chacos
  • Love Hurts

    October 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Whenever you lose to a rival, the pain of that loss is enormous.  Even if Duke is more of a rival in basketball than football, the loss still stings, especially to a team that you have owned the last 21 out of 22 meetings (except for 2003).  However, behind a rare sellout crowd at Wallace […]

  • Recruiting Wars

    October 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    “Run Gio Run” has become a constant chant that builds and builds each Saturday as we anticipate Gio Bernard accelerating through a hole and with one cut, he’s off to the races.  So it wasn’t too surprising when the Hurricanes of Miami saw up close “Run Gio Run.”  Many times.  A monster performance in Gio’s […]

  • Raging Heels

    October 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

    In a sea of white last Saturday, the Tar Heels finally gave us what we’ve been craving for — a program altering win.  With the precision of a surgeon, the boys in white not only notched their first ACC win of the year in exciting fashion but also removed the 0-4 monkey off their back […]

  • Turkey Time

    October 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

    For me, sitting through the rainy 66-0 romp this past Saturday against Idaho was enjoyable (to a point) for three reasons: 1) Carolina football is extremely important to me and my family, and it’s built-in time for us to be together and cheer on our University that we love so much. 2) For as long […]

  • Answering the Bell

    September 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

    In a segment that was created by Holden Productions Group at the 2:18 mark of the clip, Coach Larry Fedora beats the drum to his young Tar Heel team. “The success of the team depends on me…”   Then it builds and gets louder.  “The success of the team depends on me…” and with a final […]

  • Letter to the Players

    September 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Dear Current Carolina Players,   My weekly articles are always supportive and will continue to be until… Know that this letter comes not only from me but from many of my teammates (2001-2006) and from other letterman I know who have worn that Carolina Blue uniform but don’t have the platform to share their thoughts […]

  • Hammer or the Nail

    September 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

    My Dad always told me that “adversity introduces a man to himself,” and, for our Tar Heels on Saturday night, that was the case in a good ole rainy clash against ACC foe Wake Forest. The Heels, in my opinion, were the superior team in regards to personnel, but the self-inflicted wounds did us in.  […]

  • Smart. Fast. Physical.

    September 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    “Understand that if you go up to get a drink, you just missed a Tar Heel touchdown” is what Head Coach Larry Fedora promised the Tar Heel faithful when he took the helm last December, and, boy, did his Heels deliver on Saturday with a dominating 62-0 winning performance against Elon.  Coach Fedora and his […]

  • From the Eyes of a Heel

    August 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    It’s finally that time.  GAME WEEK!  No more long days/weeks of training camp at the football facility (including, if you were lucky, naps you might be able to catch by hiding in any available dark spot in the facility), coaches on your back 24 hours a day, waking up to the 5:30 am bullhorn, uncomfortable […]