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.


Haase, UAB ready for trip to North Carolina
UAB head men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase is returning to the place where he spent nine seasons to coach against his mentor, but there’s no time to have fun. Haase and the Blazers (4-3) play at No. 13 North Carolina (5-2) Saturday night at 5 p.m. CST in Chapel Hill, N.C. The game will be televised by ESPNU. (AL.com)

Reggie Bullock: A lot of people pointing fingers
Earlier today, Reggie Bullock, UNC’s junior guard, supported McAdoo’s comments. Like McAdoo, Bullock spoke of chemistry issues that have hindered the Tar Heels through the first few weeks of the season. “Off the court, we’re brothers,” Bullock said. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Lucas: Brice Johnson Adapting Quickly
At 61.7%, South Carolina native Brice Johnson currently leads the Tar Heels in field goal percentage, and he’s scoring 0.63 points per minute played, which trails only P.J. Hairston. In the paint, he’s looked fluid, and there have been several occasions already this year when he’s posted up and then made a quick post move, getting the ball to the rim before his defender can react. (GoHeels.com)

Reggie Bullock, P.J. Hairston game-day decisions
North Carolina sophomore wing P.J. Hairston (sprained left knee) and junior wing Reggie Bullock (contusions on right middle and ring fingers) were expected to be limited during Friday’s practice, a team spokesman said, and their availability for Saturday’s game against UAB will be decided on Saturday. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina-UAB Preview
Humbled by its second decisive loss in three games, North Carolina returns home hoping to bounce back against a familiar face. The No. 14 Tar Heels look to get back on track when they face former longtime assistant coach Jerod Haase and UAB on Saturday night. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson expresses interest in Southern Miss head coach job
The search to find Southern Miss’ second football coach in less than a year is in an early stage, but at least one former Golden Eagles assistant has publicly expressed interest in the job. The next Southern Miss coach could be current North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson, who held the same role on the Golden Eagles staff under former coach Larry Fedora. (Mississippi Press)

NCAA Conference Realignment Pipe Dream
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Conference realignment strikes again, and while the names are changing around, what we get at the end of the day is the ACC is likely going to continue to be the perennial power in basketball, and may accidentally make some noise in football. (KIH)

Jocelyn Jones, UNC’s eighth-grade women’s hoops commit
It isn’t often eighth-graders know where they will play basketball in college. However, Cosby freshman Jocelyn Jones isn’t ordinary. Even though she had yet to step on the court for the Titans, she committed to spending four years wearing Tar Heel blue at North Carolina. “It was summer of seventh-grade year, going into eighth grade and I went to an UNC Elite camp,” she said. “(UNC) had already seen me play with my AAU team and they offered me during the camp at the end. I committed that fall of my eighth-grade year. So, it’s a done deal, just have to wait until I’m a junior (to officially sign).” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Ryan Switzer earns second Gatorade state honor
George Washington senior Ryan Switzer was named the Gatorade West Virginia football player of the year Thursday for the second straight year. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound running back rushed for 2,403 yards and 36 touchdowns in helping the Patriots to an 11-3 record and a Class AAA semifinals appearance. Switzer, who has verbally committed to play at North Carolina, also caught 20 passes for 253 yards and five scores. (Charleston Gazette)

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