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.


UNC either “getting scared” or learning on eve of season opener
Roy Williams said his team had one of its best preseason practices Tuesday. The Tar Heels gathered at 7 a.m. on Wednesday to run some “dummy” offense, and Williams was impressed by his players’ attention to detail. “Either they’re getting scared because the game is tomorrow or they are really, truly learning,” Williams said Thursday. “I’ll take either one.” (Fayetteville Observer)

The Shoop Scoop: Preparing For The Triple Option
On every play (against Georgia Tech’s triple option) the defense must account for 1) the fullback diving up the middle, 2) the quarterback running off tackle, or 3) the halfback receiving the pitch on the perimeter. Defenders can’t diagnose the play and simply run to the ball because the play unfolds as the defenders react. If a defender is not focused on his assignment then this offense can make talented defenses look foolish. (Chapelboro.com)

Roy Williams undecided on one starting spot
Roy Williams said he feels “fairly comfortable” about having freshman point guard Marcus Paige, senior shooting guard Dexter Strickland, junior small forward Reggie Bullock and sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo in Friday’s season-opening lineup against Gardner-Webb. But the second post position? As of Thursday, Williams hadn’t made a decision. (ESPN.com)

Audio: David Glenn Chats with Jeff Lebo, Nov. 8
David Glenn recently caught up with former UNC basketball player and current ECU head coach Jeff Lebo. Among the topics they discussed: Lebo’s love of college football; Lebo’s favorite North Carolina barbeque joint; what East Carolina’s matchup with the Tar Heels on Dec. 15 means to Lebo; and how does a college basketball coach know his approval rating; (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Welcomes Georgia Tech For Homecoming
After enjoying a week off, Carolina returns to action when the Tar Heels welcome Georgia Tech to Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 12:30 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network, Carolina’s fourth appearance on the league’s network this season. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: David Glenn Chats With Jason Capel, Nov. 8
David Glenn recently caught up with former UNC basketball player and current Appalachian State head coach Jason Capel. Among the topics they discussed on Election Day: How voting worked when Capel played as an international professional basketball player; whether a coach should share his political thoughts; whether Capel’s time overseas changed his view of the United States; (ACC Sports Journal)

Andrew Wiggins Likely to Sign Late
Andrew Wiggins is likely to sign in the late signing period next spring, Huntington (W.V.) Prep head coach Rob Fulford told SNY.tv. Fulford said rumors that Wiggins would visit Florida State this weekend were false. Kentucky and Florida State have long been perceived as the leaders for Wiggins, who recently decided to reclassify to 2013 from 2014. Yet he himself has said he’s open and would consider other schools. North Carolina and Kansas were recently in to see him. (Zags Blog)

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Does Time Help the Heels with Andrew Wiggins?
Andrew Wiggins is likely to wait until the spring to sign per his head coach Rob Fulford. Waiting is nothing new to fans of the North Carolina Tar Heels. UNC has waited all year for a commitment since Nate Britt and Isiah Hicks committed to the program last year and while they may get one soon from center Kennedy Meeks…(KIH)

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