5 Reasons Why UNC Football Fans Should Be Optimistic

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Sep 27, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Germone Hopper (5) catches the ball and runs for a touchdown during the second quarter against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson and East Carolina are really good football teams

When you look at UNC’s record, 2-2, it is very misleading. The Tar Heels two losses so far have come against two very good football teams. It is very likely that both ECU and Clemson will end up with at least 10 wins each by the end of the season. East Carolina is the best team in North Carolina, better than Duke, N.C. State or UNC. They have a tough, senior-laden defense and a smart and explosive offense led by Shane Carden (more on him later.) East Carolina is a very good football team and UNC shouldn’t feel ashamed losing to them.

Clemson is also a really good football team. Their front four is one of the best in the nation and the offense is also explosive and fast. Clemson had just played Florida State, one of the best teams in the nation, awfully close a week before and deserve to be ranked despite losing two games already against a tough schedule.

Both Clemson and East Carolina are two teams that I predict will be ranked at the end of the season and two of the three toughest teams that UNC will play this season (the other is Notre Dame.) The fact that UNC is 0-2 against those two tough teams doesn’t concern me at all.