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.

Bucks rookie John Henson gets back on the court
John Henson may look fine on the outside, but the Milwaukee Bucks rookie has been extremely anxious to get back in the action. Nearly three weeks after he suffered a sprained left knee in a preseason game in Chicago, Henson returned to the practice court with his Bucks teammates on Monday. And it was not a moment too soon for the former North Carolina star. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Roy Williams faces biggest restructuring job with Tar Heels
North Carolina will face one of college basketball’s biggest restructuring jobs this season, amid some uncertainty. The Tar Heels must replace four starters, all taken among the first 17 picks in the last NBA Draft. Two veterans are back after knee surgery, and four freshmen will be heavily counted on. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC prepares for Georgia Tech triple option
The Tar Heels (6-3 overall, 3-2 in ACC) play Georgia Tech (4-5, 3-3), which is one of the rare schools at the Football Bowl Subdivision level that runs a true triple-option offense. The Yellow Jackets are among the best at running the ground-oriented attack as evidenced by their Atlantic Coast Conference-leading 318.2 yards rushing average. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels happy to have extra time
The timing of North Carolina’s bye week was both good and bad. It meant the Tar Heels had to play nine games without a break, but it also meant the defense got two weeks to prepare for Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense before Saturday’s game at Kenan Stadium (12:30 p.m.). “I typically don’t like an off week this late in the season,” UNC coach Larry Fedora said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes
How are those freshmen coming along? “It’s a fantastic group of kids and I just enjoy the heck out of all of them and they’re unique, each and every one of them. Marcus will probably start. James Michael will start, and the other four – Joel, Brice, Desmond, Jackson – one of them will start and we don’t know who that is going to be that yet.” (Inside Carolina)

University completes records release to fully comply with court order
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today finished releasing records to fully comply with a North Carolina Superior Court order and related settlement agreement with N.C. media organizations in a lawsuit about public records and the NCAA investigation of the University’s football program. (UNC.edu)

Giovani Bernard on the NFL draft: I don’t think about it at all
NFL personnel types might be thinking about it. North Carolina’s coaches and fan base might be, too. But Giovani Bernard, the Tar Heels’ running back, says he isn’t thinking about whether he might leave school early for the NFL draft. Bernard said: “I don’t think about it at all, honestly. But it’s something that I’ll obviously think about at the end of the season.” (Raleigh News & Observer)

CBSSports.com Picks UNC to Win ACC
1. North Carolina Tar Heels: NC State is actually the pick by most, and that’s fine. There’s nothing crazy about that. But I like the Tar Heels by the slimmest of margins because I simply trust them more than I trust the Wolfpack — a team that, for all its postseason success, only did enough last regular season to earn an 11 seed in the Field of 68. (CBS Sports)

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