The win total has been set for the UNC Football program going into the 2019 season and you may not be shocked at what it is
The North Carolina Tar Heels football program begins a new era with the return of head coach Mack Brown in his second stint with the team. Brown coached the Tar Heels from 1988 to 1997 before leaving to take the Texas job.
While at Texas, Brown won the National Championship backed behind the spectacular play of quarterback Vince Young.
After winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal division in 2015, UNC has struggled since then finishing in last place in back-to-back years. The decision to fire Larry Fedora was made and the University brought back Brown for a second stint in hopes of turning around this program.
It won’t be easy at first but Brown has done some good things with the 2019 recruiting class despite being on the job for a few months and is off to a great start with the 2020 class.
But success needs to be seen on the field and this year, UNC will look to do that facing a tough schedule overall.
Earlier this week FanDuel released their win totals for teams in the 2019 college football season, including the Tar Heels. As it stands right now at the end of June, FanDuel has the number set at 4.5.
That may seem low but remember, this is a program with a new head coach who hasn’t been on the sidelines since 2013 and a program that won three games in 2017 and then just two in 2018.
Oh ya, they do have a tough schedule in 2019. UNC will open the season in Charlotte against South Carolina of the SEC. The Gamecocks went 7-6 including 4-4 in the SEC last season and should be an improved team going into this season.
UNC will also host the defending national champion Clemson Tigers at the end of September and Heisman Trophy favorite Trevor Lawrence. The Tigers will likely be the No. 1 overall team barring any major upsets when they visit Chapel Hill.
In addition to those teams, UNC will also take on Miami, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Pitt and Duke in ACC play.
If I had to bet right now, I’d lean towards the under at 4.5. But I do hope I’m wrong and this team makes some strides and gets to a bowl game this season.
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