UNC Football: Staff Roundtable and Predictions

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Nov 29, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora (left) leads his team onto the field prior to the first half against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Kenan Memorial Stadium Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA Today.

How many games will Carolina win this season?

David Staley: Regular season, somewhere in the seven to eight range. Six would be disappointing, and nine would be amazing. Seven or eight? That’s Carolina football!

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Jackson Hicks: Carolina has a pretty easy schedule, and only plays one team (Georgia Tech) that is ranked in the preseason poll. But, realistically, I think they stumble a couple times and lose games that they should win. They improve from last season, but not much, finishing with 8 wins.

Zack Pearson: 8.

Brandon Griffin: As much as I want to say 10, I am going to go with 9. There are 5 definites, 5 50/50’s, and 2 great performance or we are going home with the L. We have done well in close games, as well as against the Coastal Division and feel good that we can go 4-1 in those 50/50 games.

Ben Coley: 7-5 (losses: South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Miami, N.C. State)

Leonard Meade: I think the offense breaks out this year and it will lead Carolina to a 9-3 record.

Simeon Jackson: Pass the kool-aid. I’m seeing an 8-4 regular season.

Matthew Haley: With the schedule Larry Fedora has I say anything less than seven barring major injuries would be a disappointment. Looking at the schedule the Tar Heels do not face Clemson or FSU, but until we see consistency out Coach Fedora’s team I cannot pick any higher than seven.

John Bauman: I guess I have to say eight. This offense could win 10 or 11 games playing by itself, but defense and special teams will likely hold the ballclub back for another season.