Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links

Welcome to another edition of the Morning Heel, a daily feature here at Keeping It Heel.  Along with The Hub we want to bring you not only our original content but a collection of all the best UNC news.

Roy Williams lends his support to Jacque Vaughn
North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Roy Williams wasn’t going to miss the Orlando Magic’s season-opener Friday night against the Denver Nuggets. Not with one of his favorite former players making his regular-season head-coaching debut. Williams made the trip to Orlando to support Jacque Vaughn Orlando Sentinel

Phoenix Suns’ Kendall Marshall focusing on development
Kendall Marshall regularly takes the court at night at US Airways Center. It just will not be in games anytime soon. Instead, Marshall has a regular 9 p.m. meeting with player development coordinator Lindsey Hunter at the practice court. Arizona Republic

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Kennedy Meeks is Enough to Fill out 2013 Class
Kennedy Meeks the top center in the 2013 class is reportedly nearing a decision and will decide by mid next week whether or not he will take the rest of his scheduled visits or not. The favorites appear to be Georgetown and North Carolina. Meeks has visited Chapel Hill twice recently. KIH

UNC Basketball: Dexter Strickland Does Many Things, But he’s Not a Scorer
Dexter Strickland is a fantastic player and one of great importance to the Tar Heels success this season. Strickland is the teams top perimeter defender and will once again be the top backup point guard, a role even more critical with the team starting freshman Marcus Paige this season. KIH

Should UNC Utilize Kevin Reddick More Often in the Blitz Package?
Kevin Reddick is a bad man. The 6’3’’ 240 pound, senior linebacker is a North Carolina native that recorded two sacks in a must-win against (dare I say rival) N.C. State. I was actually at the game on Saturday and saw UNC’s defensive pressure of Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon. Reddick was a big part of….KIH

UNC Football: Giovani Bernard Is Officially on Heisman Watch
It’s about time. On the Sunday following his 304 all-purpose yard effort—that included a game-winning 74-yard punt return touchdown—I posted an article ranting about why North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard should be on the Heisman list. Three days of canvassing social media later, Gio was on ESPN’s Heisman Watch. Bleacher Report

UNC Basketball: Predicting 2012-13 Season Statistics for Every Tar Heel
With my shovel in hand, and one more week of offseason staring me in the face, I’m ready to dig myself a deeper hole before the season officially begins on Nov. 9 with Gardner-Webb. Bleacher Report

North Carolina Basketball: It’s All About Expectations
With the college basketball season right around the corner, it is time to look at the 2012-13 version of your North Carolina Tar Heels. Long gone are Kendall Marshall and his magical powers running Coach Roy Williams’ secondary break. The big and agile forward Tyler Zeller and shot blocking machine John Henson are off to the NBA as well. Harrison Barnes? He is gone too. In case you are not keeping track, that is four out of five starters from a very good 2011-12 team that are now gone. Bleacher Report

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