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.

Georgia Tech will try to slow UNC tempo
To prepare for North Carolina’s hurry-up offense, Georgia Tech coaches have used two offensive scout teams against the defense in practice. One scout team will run a play, and as soon as the defense makes the stop, the other scout team runs to the line of scrimmage for the next snap. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

ACC Basketball Preview: North Carolina
With four first-round NBA draft choices having left the program, two of the most important returnees coming off knee surgeries and a flock of newcomers being counted on to fill prominent roles, no one has any idea what to expect of North Carolina other than the fact that expectations are typically high. (Wilmington Star News)

Cavaliers Injury Update: Tyler Zeller
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller sustained a left cheek contusion in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game vs. the Clippers. X-rays were negative. He traveled with the team to San Francisco following the game and was re-examined at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where a CT Scan revealed a non-displaced fracture of his left orbital bone (cheek). Zeller also experienced a concussion. (NBA.com)

Which way will Tar Heels go…2006 or 2010?
When this season’s Tar Heels open the season against Gardner-Webb at the Smith Center on Friday night, it will be a unique group. Unlike coach Roy Williams’ most successful teams of the past, this squad is light on experience in the post, and it will be counting on experienced wings to carry a lot of the scoring load. (ESPN.com)

Brownlow: The State of Things
Roy Williams has said he’d rather beat State than eat, and certainly his results have proven that (19-1 against them over his nine seasons at UNC), but it’s not a concept some of the younger UNC fans out there can really wrap their heads around. If you’re 30 or younger, you likely don’t remember an era when NC State was consistently good at basketball. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Lucas: Frequent Flyer
From the first time he was introduced as Carolina’s head coach in the spring of 2003, Roy Williams made it clear that he was coming back to Chapel Hill to run a program, not just coach a team. Last week, he provided perhaps the clearest example ever of the distinction between the two. (GoHeels.com)

ACC 2012-13 College Basketball Preview
3. North Carolina: This North Carolina team, even with the talent it lost, can contend for the conference championship. A trip to the Final Four seems less likely. But if the Tar Heels get strong play at point guard, improve their outside shooting and avoid the serious injuries that have short-circuited recent seasons, they’ll find themselves in the mix. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Basketball: The Amazing Journey of Joel James
Almost always when you hear the story of any successful athlete that story begins when they were a child. The love of the game they play starts early and the obsession begins. (KIH)

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