5 Reasons Why UNC Football Fans Should Be Optimistic

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Sep 27, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney (left) and North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora (right) during warmups prior to the game at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Football has gotten off to a rough start this season. In the first game against Liberty, the Tar Heels looked sluggish against the Flames before holding on for a victory in game one. San Diego State gave the Tar Heels a run for their money, but UNC again found a way to win. The game against ECU was a wakeup call for the Tar Heels, as the Pirates dropped 70 points on a suddenly suspected Carolina defense. And Saturday, Clemson dropped 50 on the Tar Heels on the way to the 50-35 victory for the Tigers.

Despite that rough start, there are still a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the Tar Heel football team going forward. Here are five over the next couple slides. Click the next button to see the first!