CHAPEL HILL–The bye week for the Carolina football team may be coming at just the right time. With two completely different caliber opponents to start the season, it can be tough to judge exactly where the Tar Heels stand.
But senior signal caller Bryn Renner says he thinks the run game will benefit from some extra work in the week away from the big stage.
“I think we just need to take more reps. It’s tough to get a fair assessment after two games, but I think we ran the ball pretty well against South Carolina. […] Those guys up front do a great job protecting me,” Renner says.
Renner says nothing beats getting a win at home and wiping that bad feeling out of the stomach from the South Carolina loss heading into the bye week.
Running back Romar Morris, who scored two touchdowns on Saturday, says he thinks the problem with the overall rushing attack has nothing to do with the offensive line. He says the linemen are improving with each practice.
“The offensive line is getting better and better every week. […] The offensive line is looking good,” Morris says.
Morris says he believes the bye week will help the offense to prepare for the tricky schemes that Georgia Tech offers up on defense.
On the other side of the ball, senior safety Tre Boston, who came up with a momentum-changing interception against Middle Tennessee, says he has seen his teammates developing into stronger defenders. Boston says the defense is ready to show off.
“We want to show how good we are. We know how good we are as a defense. And we know how good we are as a secondary. It’s one of those things as a defense we need to show it. We need to show the people what we are capable of,” Boston says.