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Tar Heels' defense is star-studded

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08:28 AM ET 07.29 | If a recent vote is any indication, North Carolina's defense should be a show-stopper. Whether or not all or some of them are eligible for the entire season remains to be seen. But those question marks still didn't stop the media from lauding North Carolina's talented defense. In voting conducted during the ACC's Football Kickoff this past weekend, five members of the Tar Heels' defense were named first-team all-conference -- defensive end Robert Quinn, defensive tackle Marvin Austin, linebacker Quan Sturdivant, cornerback Kendric Burney and safety Deunta Williams. Boston College was next with four selections, while Clemson and Miami had three apiece.

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July 29, 2010  10:05 AM ET

most over hyped team in America.

NC strong defense?
How hard is it to beat teams in the always weak ACC?

Geez.

July 29, 2010  10:10 AM ET

Tar Heels

I like the new thread titling system. Simple, direct, to the point. There's no reason to feel the need to stay on topic. Just give us a team and we'll talk loosely about that team for a day.

Hell, just skip the usually stupid stories that you hack into another language and just give us teams.

e.g.: Today:
Sooners
Huskers
Tar Heels
Babes

Now go get 'em gang!

July 29, 2010  10:31 AM ET
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May we live in interesting times.

Why would you curse us like that?

July 29, 2010  10:33 AM ET
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Tar HeelsI like the new thread titling system. Simple, direct, to the point. There's no reason to feel the need to stay on topic. Just give us a team and we'll talk loosely about that team for a day. Hell, just skip the usually stupid stories that you hack into another language and just give us teams. e.g.: Today:SoonersHuskersTar HeelsBabesNow go get 'em gang!

Hey! You neglected to list the most nationally significant team in today's threads.
Oh wait, you did mention Babes. Never mind.

July 29, 2010  10:44 AM ET
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most over hyped team in America.NC strong defense?How hard is it to beat teams in the always weak ACC?Geez.

is a west virginia fan really talking crap about a conference? oh my..

July 29, 2010  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why would you curse us like that?

I was thinking the same thing. IMO FJJ meant "We Texans"

July 29, 2010  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

most over hyped team in America.NC strong defense?How hard is it to beat teams in the always weak ACC?Geez.

The ACC may actually have some pretty decent football this year. Va Tech should be solid and Miami, FSU, UNC could all be much better than previous years.

July 29, 2010  12:46 PM ET

so UNC is star studded with 5 picks and BC is nothing with 4 picks.

July 29, 2010  03:51 PM ET

butch davis=rule breaking, investigation and eventual probation. Problem is UNC won't win anything for the NCAA to take away.

July 29, 2010  04:41 PM ET
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butch davis=rule breaking, investigation and eventual probation. Problem is UNC won't win anything for the NCAA to take away.

Any facts to back up your assertion? Butch Davis is generally credited with turning around the Miami Hurricanes' program, keeping the program clean and improving the academic performance of his players, AS WELL AS rebuilding them into a national power. That takes integrity and great leadership, as well as great coaching ability.
He had to deal with probation that occurred due to violations under his predecessor (Dennis Erickson), but I've never heard of any violations occurring under his watch there.

July 29, 2010  07:43 PM ET

I don't think the Tar Heels have the most star studded team. Miami has one of the best I believe. All this is preseason talk. The ACC, however, is coming back as a strong conference. Let's see if they can live up to the hype.(:

July 29, 2010  11:11 PM ET
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most over hyped team in America.NC strong defense?How hard is it to beat teams in the always weak ACC?Geez.

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July 29, 2010  11:12 PM ET
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July 29, 2010  11:15 PM ET
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July 29, 2010  11:16 PM ET
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July 30, 2010  01:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

most over hyped team in America.NC strong defense?How hard is it to beat teams in the always weak ACC?Geez.

You're a West Virginia fan. Who did WVU play in their bowl last season? What conference was that team in? Who won the game?

If you do not feel stupid now, you're not paying attention.

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