Looking Forward and Backward….My Neck Hurts

February 8, 2008 at 10:09 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | 1 Comment
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I feel slightly better this morning. Andrew Jones notes that we did, in fact, miss Tywon Lawson. Dan Mason says we should not commit suicide:

First and foremost, the Heels must play better team defense. While Duke is a tough match up problem for any team, the Tar Heels are too talented to not have better pressure on the perimeter. Roy must insist that his Heels get after it and play more tenacious defense. While he prefers the man to man scheme, mixing things up against the Blue Devils with some more zone could add some confusion to the mix. Carolina seemed unsure of themselves defensively which did not help their transition offense at all.

I think that we played pretty well on D. We did give up a few too many second chances and perhaps some zone would help with the penetration. We did go zone on one possession and they, of course, hit a three. Anyways they were below their normal offensive efficiency and they scored 89 because that was the fastest pace they have played at all season.

Bob Holiday wonders if Clemson could win in Chapel Hill on Sunday. The Tigers certainly could. This team has absolutely destroyed Boston College and Virginia on the road in their last two games. They’ve only lost to Dook, Miami, and us in the league. Of course, we were very fortunate to escape with the win last time. The key for me will be stopping K.C Rivers scoring more points. If Lawson is healthy we’ll have a very good chance of doing that. I can’t find an update but it certainly is possible that he will miss the game.

IC has a recruiting wrap up. From what I understand,Butch did pretty well on Wednesday and while this class is not of the same caliber as last year, it is still top 30 or so. To me, gridiron recruiting rankings are not worth very much.

Bad news for the NBA? FJM is hilarious in real life too, or, umm. Premiership previews are here. Well done, Roy! Grant Wahl has five things we didn’t learn because we were watching Dook-UNC. Have as good a weekend as possible! GO HEELS!

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  1. From what I understand, Butch’s class could only be ranked so high due to its size(17 commits). Lost one player to the Vols, but besides that an apparently solid class.

    Watched the US-Mexico game last night(enjoying the DVR). Sloppy at times, but Altidore was impressive.

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